The Department of Anthropology at Cornell University invites applications for a three-year research/teaching post-doctoral position in visual anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking at the rank of Post Doctoral Associate.
We seek a colleague, first, who brings ethnographic insights as well as visual and anthropological theory to bear on contemporary media landscapes, and second, who is actively involved in media production. We anticipate hiring a scholar who will teach students the practice of ethnographic filmmaking while reflecting on how filmmaking leverages important insights into the ways media are deployed in the contemporary world. We anticipate filling the position with a scholar ready to work collaboratively across departments to enhance teaching and research on media, ethnographic film production, and the socio-cultural dimensions of media production and consumption. The position will require teaching two courses per year at undergraduate and graduate levels contingent on the department’s broader curricular needs. The recipient of the position will also be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous schedule of media research and production. Candidates must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.
Applicants should include:
A writing sample
A digital portfolio that best represents the kind and caliber of their media work and include as well the digital means of access to the portfolio – i.e., hyperlinks, access to a shared DropBox folder, etc.
Names and contact information for three academic referees
Cornell University is an inclusive, dynamic and innovative university located in Ithaca, NY. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
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Cornell University is composed of thirteen colleges and schools and the land grant university of New York State. Cornell’s unique combination of privately endowed and publically-financed units creates extraordinary resources for research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary education. Cornell is located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York about 220 miles northwest of New York City by roa...d and 220 miles from Toronto. The Department of Anthropology is in the College of Arts and Sciences which has 4,000 undergraduates, 1,500 graduate students, 600 faculty members, and 50 departments and programs. The University as a whole has about 19,000 students, 4,200 of whom are graduate students, 1,520 faculty members, and one of the largest research libraries in the country. The Department of Anthropology has 24 faculty members and offers degree programs at the BA, MA, and Ph.D. levels with 100 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. Tenure track faculty members receive a full panoply of benefits including retirement, health, and a children’s tuition program. Tenure track faculty are entitled to study leaves with pay after 6 consecutive semesters of full-time teaching and sabbaticals after 12 semesters. The University provides benefits to legal; and domestic partners (same and opposite sex). Cornell is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.