Job Announcement at C.U. Boulder

From: Phil Rowe (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Sep 19 2006 - 22:59:02 PDT

Phil Solomon has asked me to post the following:


Digital Cinema Artist:

The Film Studies Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder is searching
for qualified candidates for its new tenure-track position in Digital Moving
Image Art production. We anticipate hiring at the assistant professor level.
However, applications at other levels will be considered from those who
would strengthen the Department's diversity. The Film Studies Program at
CU-Boulder has a longstanding record of supporting innovation in the art of
cinema. The late Stan Brakhage taught for over twenty years within the CU
Boulder Film Studies area. The program has a distinguished faculty with
established creative and scholarly careers. Film Studies is committed to
interdisciplinary teaching, and explores narrative, documentary, and
avant-garde cinema.

Film Studies offers degrees in filmmaking (BFA) as well as critical studies
(BA). We have recently added to our offerings an interdisciplinary MFA
degree in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History. The Film
Studies BA emphasizes the study of the nuances of film as an art form and
the BFA is focused on the art of independent filmmaking. International film
is an important component of our critical studies offerings. Film Studies
also supports two major regional film exhibition venues: The International
Film Series and First Person Cinema. These programs provide the campus with
an eclectic range of guest filmmakers and exhibition programs. Housed in the
new $34 million dollar Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society
Institute (ATLAS), our teaching facilities include a state of the art 35mm
and 16mm film and HD screening theatre, HD computer labs as well as digital
and analogue optical printing and transfer capabilities, and a well equipped
cinema check-out facility.

Qualified candidates should demonstrate a high level of artistic achievement
in moving image art production. Requirements for the position include a
terminal degree in the field, a record of outstanding creative work in the
expressive use of the digital moving image as demonstrated in the quality of
their screenings and exhibition venues, and a record of college teaching
experience. A background in filmmaking is desirable, and candidates should
demonstrate proficiency in relevant digital technology. Teaching
responsibilities for the Digital Cinema Artist will include the development
of new classes in Digital Cinema, teaching at both the graduate and
undergraduate levels, serving on graduate thesis committees, and
participating in university service.

Candidates should submit their vita; a letter of application outlining their
creative interests, reasons for their interest in this position, and a
description of their teaching philosophy; and three letters of reference.
They should also submit examples of their creative work on DVD, or mini-dv.
Applicants should provide a self-addressed and stamped envelope for the
return of their application materials. Salary is nationally competitive.
Position begins August 2007. Review of applications will begin on December
1, 2006. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send
application to:

Daniel Boord
Director, Film Studies
316 UCB
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309

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