The Film and Media Studies Program at Tufts University is inviting applications to an endowed non-tenure track Professor of the Practice in Digital Media Industries for training future content creators, industry leaders and film/media studies scholars. The successful candidate will have professional experience in digital media and a demonstrated ability to teach courses in one or more aspects of digital media industries--such as business practices, infrastructure, political, social and cultural dimensions of digital media, media ethics and/or activism, economic traits, branded content management, platform studies and audience analytics, history, and related areas of expertise--within a humanities-based, undergraduate program that stresses both critical media studies and production. At least one course annually offered should be on the business of digital media enterprise.
As a Professor of the Practice, the faculty member would not be required to produce research and scholarship but will maintain an active profile in their field in ways that would enhance their teaching and advising of students (e.g. consulting, content creation, platform management, producing, writing etc).
Along with teaching two courses per semester, the successful candidate will contribute to the culture of the Film and Media Studies Program and Tufts at large by participating in the planning of public and student-centered events, conferences, internships, and other initiatives. They will also take part in academic advising and service activities at both the departmental and school level.
Applicants are required to hold a BA or BFA in media studies or a related field and have seven years of experience as a digital media professional. An MA or MFA in Media Studies or a related field, as well as at least two years of college-level teaching experience, are strongly preferred but not required.
All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/116193. Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy and three confidential letters of reference. A statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion should be included in the cover letter or other application materials. Candidates are also welcome to include teaching evaluations (if available). Applicants should arrange to have the reference letter submitted directly by the authors to Interfolio. Questions about the position may be directed to FMS@Tufts.edu. Review of applications begins January 1, 2023 and continues until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
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