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Media and Cultural Studies
The Media and Cultural Studies Department at Macalester College invites applications for a tenure-track professor, rank open, to begin Fall 2013. The ideal candidate is a scholar of the moving image, who has an understanding of film and its transformation as it has moved into different platforms (including video and digital media). The candidate should also have the ability to integrate some aspects of creative practice into his or her teaching.
An understanding of film history and of the formal analysis of film is also important, as is the ability to analyze moving images in ways that engage issues of social power and difference. Candidates trained in studies of moving images, across models and platforms (narrative, documentary, experimental, including analog and digital media) are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in an environment that values creativity, internationalism and social justice. The position includes opportunities to cross-list with other departments. PhD or M.F.A. must be completed by August 2013. Candidates are encouraged to visit the MCS web site.
Electronic applications are required. For fullest consideration, send initial application, consisting of a detailed introductory letter and CV, to https://www.academicjobsonline.org. Applications received by October 30, 2012 will receive first consideration. Questions about the position may be addressed to search committee chair Leola Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million people and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a long-standing, mission-driven commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.