Location: Notre Dame, IN Open Date: Jul 26, 2021 Deadline: Oct 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description:The Department of Film, TV and Theatre (FTT) and the Initiative on Race and Resilience (IRR) at the University of Notre Dame are seeking a candidate for a joint appointment as tenure-track assistant professor in critical race studies and Black film with a starting date of August 2022. Candidates must specialize in critical race studies and Black cinema, either as a theorist or historian. Candidates will be expected to maintain a tenurable book-based research profile and teach a 2-2 load consisting of a mixture of electives in their areas of research and at least two of the required courses in the film concentration. Secondary interests in global majority cinemas or sports media are welcome but not required. FTT will be the tenure home for the candidate. The successful candidate will be an active participant in the IRR and its relationship with other units in the College of Arts and Letters.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in film or a relevant field. Candidate should have refereed publications in competitive academic journals and/or presses and some teaching experience.
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
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