The Department of Anthropology at Cornell University, in collaboration with the Department of Performing and Media Arts, invites applications for a tenure-track position in ethnographic filmmaking/visual anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor.
We seek a colleague who is not only adept at bringing ethnographic insights to the critique of the contemporary media landscape, but who is also actively involved in film production. We anticipate hiring a scholar-practitioner who will be able both to teach students the practice of ethnographic filmmaking and to reflect upon how filmmaking leverages important insights into how media are deployed in the contemporary world.
While the anticipated tenure-home will be in Anthropology, we seek a creative scholar-practitioner with a PhD in anthropology who will develop new directions in teaching and research, contribute to a cross-university Making Media course and a new Media Studies minor, and collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of scholars to be hired across the university as part of the Provost’s task force on Arts and Humanities and its initiative in campus-wide Media Studies at Cornell.
Applications should include:
a detailed letter describing current and planned research activities, teaching qualifications, and interests at both graduate and undergraduate levels;
a full curriculum vitae;
an article-length writing sample;
a digital portfolio that best represents the kind and caliber of their filmmaking and includes as well the digital means of access to the portfolio–i.e., hyperlinks, access to a shared DropBox folder, etc.;
three letters of reference (to be submitted separately).
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until a candidate has been hired.
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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About Cornell University - Department of Anthropology
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 road 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 sabbat...icals after 12 semesters. The University provides benefits to legal; and domestic partners (same and opposite sex). Cornell is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.