From: Michael Zryd (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Aug 27 2010 - 06:57:07 PDT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
CRITICAL STUDIES IN FILM & DIGITAL MEDIA
Assistant or Associate Professor
The Film & Digital Media Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenured) in critical studies. We are seeking a hybrid artist/scholar or a scholar who works in the area of experimental practices across fiction and non-fiction. A secondary specialty in any of the following areas would be particularly desirable: histories of technology, media cultures and/or the avant-garde, especially as they relate to the genealogy of cinema to digital; global or transnational media; or studies of race.
The Film & Digital Media Department offers a Ph.D. designed to challenge traditional borders between creative and critical practice and a B.A. that emphasizes both critical studies and production. Our curriculum addresses the history, theory and production of film, television, video and digital media across a range of global and historical contexts. The program currently serves approximately 550 undergraduate majors and four doctoral students. The Film & Digital Media Department is in the Division of the Arts, which also includes Departments of Art, History of Art and Visual Culture, Music, Theater Arts, the M.F.A. Program in Digital Arts/New Media, and Ph.D. programs in Music, Visual Studies and Film & Digital Media. UCSC is also home to a Master’s program in Social Documentation. There are opportunities for scholarly and teaching connections in these areas, as well as with colleagues and programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences divisions and the School of Engineering. The Arts Division supports faculty research through the Arts Research Institute http://artsites.ucsc.edu/ari/; the campus supports research and teaching with grants awarded by the Committee on Research, the Committee on Teaching, and other groups.
We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. The campus currently operates on a schedule of three 11-week quarters per academic year. This position entails: teaching five five-unit courses per year, or their equivalent, in accordance with the department's workload policy; advising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; actively engaging in research; and actively participating in administrative responsibilities for the department, affiliated college, and the campus.
RANK: Assistant Professor I to Associate Professor II
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and level of appointment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: For appointment at Assistant Professor level: a Ph.D. in relevant field of study; demonstrated potential as a researcher/scholar; commitment to and talent for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels; a potential for undertaking administrative service required. For appointment at Associate Professor level: a Ph.D. in relevant field of study; demonstrated excellence as a researcher/scholar; demonstrated commitment to and talent for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels; ability to undertake administrative service.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University-level teaching experience preferred. Demonstrated success applying for and receiving outside funding preferred.
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2011
TO APPLY: Applicants should submit 1) a letter of application outlining scholarly background as well as current and future research plans; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) writing sample (preferably a published article or book chapter; applicants for the assistant professor position may send a dissertation chapter); 4) examples of creative work, if applicable; 5) descriptions or syllabi for three courses; 6)a representative sample of teaching evaluations; 7)list of three references from whom the applicant has requested confidential letters of recommendation*; and 8) a self-addressed stamped envelope, if you desire the return of your research materials at the conclusion of our search. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through their research, service, and/or teaching.
*Note: Referees should be asked to send letters directly to the committee by the initial screening date.
All letters will be treated as confidential documents. Please direct your references to the UCSC Confidentiality Statement at: http://apo.ucsc.edu/academic_policies_and_procedures/cappm/confstm.htm
All materials should be sent to:
Search Committee For the Assistant Professor position, please refer to position #283-11-a
Film & Digital Media Department
University of California For the Associate Professor position, please refer to position #283-11-b
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Questions regarding the department or position may be addressed to (address suppressed) Further information about the department is available at http://film.ucsc.edu/.
CLOSING DATE: For full consideration, applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2010. The position is open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2012.
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of California’s beautiful Central Coast, about 70 miles from San Francisco and 30 miles from Silicon Valley.
Information about UC Santa Cruz is available on our Web site at http://www.ucsc.edu
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Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.
If you need assistance due to a disability please contact the Academic Personnel Office at 499 Clark Kerr Hall (831) 459-4300. This position description is available in alternate formats, which may be requested from Academic Personnel at (831) 459-4300.
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