The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts, Texas A&M University, invites applications for one (1) full time, academic professional track position as an Instructional Assistant or Instructional Associate Professor in film and media studies for virtual production. This is a nine-month, non-tenure track academic appointment beginning in Fall 2024 at the Texas A&M campus in Bryan/College Station, Texas with the opportunity for annual appointments.
The school and the faculty section of Visual, Material & Performing Cultures are developing a team of faculty whose career aspirations are in teaching with expertise in one or more of the following
• film and media history,
• film theory,
• film criticism.
Faculty are expected to develop and teach courses in film and media studies, media industries, intermedia performance, and rhetoric and analysis of film, games, and interactive media, and participate in academic service.
This position is one of 10 faculty positions associated with development of the Virtual Production Institute (VPI). The VPI initiative has received $25 million in funding from the State of Texas to pursue the development of new applications of visual computing and interactive technologies and translating their use across multiple industries, entertainment, and the arts. The VPI is committed to educating and training a new generation of industry- and practice-ready engineers, technologists, and artists. The VPI’s first production stages and labs will open in the 2024-2025 academic year near the Texas A&M University main campus in Bryan/College Station and the Texas A&M - Fort Worth campus in downtown Fort Worth.
The VPI is part of the School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts (PVFA). PVFA’s strength is in merging art and science across a broad range of creative pursuits. The mission of PVFA places a heavy emphasis on faculty and student collaboration and interdisciplinary work in both scholarly and creative research. PVFA develops innovative research and creative works, public performances, and degree offerings at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels that build upon our strength in merging art and science, as well as the traditional fields of music, dance, visual art, and theater.
Required: A PhD in film and media studies or a related field is required. In unusual circumstances candidates without a PhD but who have a Master level degree appropriate to the field and significant teaching experience in higher education could be considered. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants at the Instructional Associate level should have a recognized record of teaching accomplishment.
Preferred: A demonstrated enthusiasm for working with students from a range of backgrounds consistent with technical, artistic, and humanistic disciplines represented in PVFA. Applicants should consult the school’s website to review our academic programs (https://pvfa.tamu.edu/).
Interested individuals should apply through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/136863 and submit the following materials:
- Cover letter,
- Curriculum vitae, (embed links to your work, student work, etc.)
- Personal Statement: Your statement should include your philosophy and plans for research, teaching, and service as applicable.
- Names and contact information of five (5) professional references
Review of applications will begin 30 days after posting and continue until the position is filled.
For additional information please contact the search committee chair, Barbara Klein, MFA (email@example.com).
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