Purdue University Director of Film and Video Studies, Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor in West Lafayette, Indiana

003981-2018 - Director of Film and Video Studies, Clinical Assistant or Associate ProfessorPurdue University, School of Interdisciplinary StudiesPosition AnnouncementDirector of Film and Video StudiesClinical or Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate ProfessorThe Purdue University Film and Video Studies Program seeks an experienced film and video professional to join a thriving undergraduate program as Director of Film and Video Studies. Film and Video Studies at Purdue, housed within the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and the College of Liberal Arts, emphasizes experiential learning in film and video production, especially television production. Experiential learning in the program is supplemented with interdisciplinary coursework in film studies, including courses in film history, world cinemas, theater and fine arts, and other topics. We invite applications from individuals whose career reflects strong creative technical contributions to film and video production. We seek a candidate interested in growing our program and building on the program's strengths. Experience working in higher education is highly attractive, but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience.Position begins on August 1, 2019.Qualifications: Applicants should have a distinguished record of professional accomplishments and competition-based experience. A bachelor's degree in film or video production or a relevant field is required. The ideal candidate will be highly accomplished in the following areas: Video experience in New Media Storytelling/Documentary and/or Live Event Video Production. Competence in documentary and narrative filmmaking is attractive, as well as experience in screenwriting or directing.Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate would be responsible for directing a large undergraduate interdisciplinary program as well as teaching and supervising undergraduate students within the candidate's areas of expertise. In addition, responsibilities include the management of curriculum and budgets, identifying and supervising internships, securing external funding and grants, and other administrative tasks.Application: Applicants must submit a letter of application detailing the candidate's qualifications and experience relative to the position description; a curriculum vitae; links to a portfolio of work; and a list of three references. Candidates selected for interview will also need to provide three letters of recommendation.Please e-mail these materials as PDF documents to Elsa Schirmer at eschirme@purdue.edu .Purdue University's School of Interdisciplinary Studies is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.For full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, December 5, 2018, and review will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Film and Video Studies Program, visit our webpage https://www.cla.purdue.edu/film-studies/Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.VEVRAA Federal ContractorEqual Opportunity Employerminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity