JOB: Asst Prof, Production/Film History @ Boston College

The Art, Art History, and Film Department at Boston College seeks candidates with a robust film production agenda and a demonstrated record of experience in filmmaking (feature/ documentary/digital/video), who can teach and mentor undergraduate students in narrative and technical skills in film. Applicants should have at least three years of experience teaching film production. Besides teaching three filmmaking courses annually, candidates should have expertise in film history and be prepared to teach two film history courses (open specialization). Of particular interest are candidates whose work focuses on social justice issues and who can teach courses in one or more of the following areas: gender studies, critical race theory, post-colonial studies, and African-American or black diasporic cinemas. An MFA or a PhD with a production background is required by the time of appointment.
The Film Studies Program, situated in the Art, Art History and Film Department, includes in its curriculum film history, production, screenwriting, web design, cinematography, sound design and criticism. With its liberal arts basis as well as hands-on production experience, the program focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in film and/or careers in the media.
As a Jesuit, Catholic university Boston College strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. The University further encourages applications from candidates committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.
Qualifications
An MFA or a PhD with a production background is required by the time of appointment.
Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, course syllabi, research/filmmaking statement, sample of recent film production and/or scholarship, and names of potential references by October 15, 2021. In the research/filmmaking and teaching statements, applicants should address previous efforts and future plans to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in their research, filmmaking, and teaching activities. Candidates who are selected for the first-round interviews will be asked to submit reference letters within two weeks of notification. For questions about the position, please contact Professor John J. Michalczyk, Film Studies Director, john.michalczyk@bc.edu. All materials must be submitted to Interfolio.

Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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