Lecturer in Film Studies

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 002348
Working Title Lecturer in Film Studies
Classification Title 9-Mo Non-Tenure Track Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Department Languages and Culture Studies
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is a dynamic, research-intensive department with a commitment to balancing curricular tradition and innovation. As international language and culture are central to our mission of diversity and internationalization, we offer an MA in Spanish with a track in English-Spanish translation studies; undergraduate majors and minors in French, German, Japanese and Spanish; additional minors in Chinese, Classical Studies, Francophone Studies, Italian, Russian and Film Studies; beginning and intermediate level classes in Arabic, Farsi, and Portuguese; a graduate and undergraduate Certificate in Translating; a Certificate in Business Language; an undergraduate certificate in video production, online courses via the University of North Carolina Language Exchange; and a variety of study abroad experiences. We are also home to the College’s new Confucius Institute. The Department boasts a modern Language Resource Center, which provides cutting-edge technology for language pedagogy, and a diverse faculty from around the world who offer more than 200 courses to more than 4,000 students annually.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals.

Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Required qualifications include: Master’s degree in Humanities, Liberal Studies or a humanities/liberal studies discipline such as English or Communication Studies with a focus on film; five years of full or part-time teaching experience at the university level; professional experience as filmmaker.

Job duties include teaching traditional humanistic courses, such as film criticism, film history, and film theory and applied courses in video production such as screenwriting, directing, and producing. Other duties include working with the director and assistant director of the Film Studies program to develop the minor by working with colleagues in organizing film festivals, identifying sources for augmenting technical equipment, and procuring external funding from granting agencies.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and develop content courses in Hollywood, independent, and international cinema; experience in developing courses in all aspects of video filmmaking, such as screenwriting, directing, producing, and acting; and experience in curating film festivals. The candidate will have a stated commitment to diversity and working with underrepresented groups. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

Screening of applications will begin January 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu and should include a cover letter, current and complete CV, research statement, teaching statement, and a copy of the graduate transcript.

Three original letters of recommendation must be mailed or emailed directly to Dr. Ann Gonzalez, Chair, Department of Languages and Culture Studies, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223. Email: abgonzal@uncc.edu .

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate selected for this position is subject to a criminal background check and must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States.

Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 01/08/2018
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents