The Film and Media Studies Program at Smith College invites applications for a full-time, two-year position at the rank of
Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2018. We seek candidates whose work centers on global television studies;
additional expertise in television in the era of digital platforms, the history of television, film studies, and/or critical race
studies is desirable. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and supporting underrepresented
student groups. Faculty from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in Media Studies, or a related
discipline, is expected by time of appointment.
The successful candidate will create and teach a Global History of Television course as one of five courses taught per
academic year. Other teaching responsibilities may include Introduction to Film and Media Studies and Theories and
Methods of Film and Media Studies, but the position will offer plenty of opportunity for the successful candidate to teach
intermediate-level electives and advanced seminars of their own design in television studies. Other responsibilities may
include co-organizing the Five College Undergraduate Film and Media Conference, serving as a faculty juror for the Five
College Student Film Festival, and programming occasional speakers and events.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence
in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interacts with students in small classes, as
advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with
Amherst, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll
and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Film and Media Studies Program may be found at
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/48546 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including list of courses
taught), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins February 16, 2018.
Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission of and vision for
the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for
individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are
committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity,
gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.
Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.