Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, an undergraduate college of The New School, invites applications to fill an Associate Professor position beginning in Fall 2022 in the Culture and Media Department. The program seeks to prepare students for advanced media studies and for careers in the communications industries and media arts.
The Screen Studies program at Eugene Lang College explores diverse approaches to making, thinking, and expressing ideas with the moving image. It builds a foundation in film production alongside rigorous instruction in film history and theory. Screen Studies emphasizes hybridity, combining studies with practice in every aspect of the program.
We seek candidates with an established record of scholarship, teaching, and leadership in the field of screen studies. We welcome applications from established film theorists and film historians, as well as media scholars whose research focuses on the moving image in any period. Scholars of non-Western cinemas, Black and Indigenous media, industry studies, and/or queer cinema are especially encouraged to apply. We likewise encourage applications from candidates whose scholarly work engages classical and contemporary film and media theory and/or is augmented by engagement in screen production, programming, or criticism. The successful candidate will design courses in their areas of specialization and teach our core lecture course, Introduction to Screen Studies, on rotation. They will also be expected to serve on review and promotion committees and serve as program director on a rotating basis.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in film studies, media studies, communication studies or a closely related field and an established academic publishing record that is suited to appointment at the associate level. They must also have a strong record of teaching, ideally in a liberal arts or art college setting. Consideration will also be given to candidates’ past departmental and divisional service and potential to assume leadership roles in the program in the future as required.
The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status. The New School is committed to actively recruiting a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates to apply who are from groups underrepresented in US higher education.
Application: Review of applications will begin immediately; for full consideration, submit your application by November 15th, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should apply using The New School’s online application system https://careers.newschool.edu/ Please be sure to include a cover letter describing your experience and a curriculum vitae. Only candidates of interest will be asked to submit additional materials, including writing samples and, for short-listed candidates only, three letters of reference. Questions about this current opening should be addressed to Dr. Kate Eichhorn (firstname.lastname@example.org).