*Visiting Assistant Professor in Digital Media Studies*

The Film Studies Program at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for
a visiting assistant professor of digital media studies, beginning July 1,
2016. This position is a new category called an Innovation Hire, a four
year position that invites the candidate to help shape the College’s
curriculum in new directions. For example, the successful candidate will
have the opportunity to help shape and participate in interdisciplinary
conversations about the creation of a Media Lab at the College.  In the
third year, the position will be reviewed for possible conversion to a
tenure track line.

We encourage applications from individuals with expertise in digital
humanities as it relates to new media and cyberculture with possible areas
of concentration including: gaming, social and emerging media, converged
media platforms, transmedia storytelling, television, radio, and the
Internet and culture. We welcome applications from innovative scholars with
a Ph.D in media studies or a related field. The demonstration of effective
teaching and mentoring are required. Experience in hybrid
scholarly/creative practices may be an advantage. This position will carry
a 2/2 teaching load that will include introductory or intermediate courses,
as well as advanced courses in the applicant’s specialty. The successful
applicant might also have some experience in program building with an
interest in creating cross-disciplinary conversations about media studies
at Mount Holyoke and in the Five Colleges [see below].

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200
students and 220 faculty members. Over half the faculty are women;
one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 80
miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of
the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount
Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke is committed to enriching the educational experience it
offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff
members.  Mount Holyoke College seeks to recruit and support a broadly
diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence,
diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.
In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications
from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate,
including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives,
Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college
students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college
due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as
societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a
demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and
perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the

The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with
students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity,
socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu by
submitting a letter of application, a CV, and three statements concerning
(1) teaching philosophy, (2) scholarly research, and (3) mentoring a
diverse student body, in addition to sample course syllabuses (no more than
three), a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and a creative
portfolio, if applicable.  Electronic prompts to three referees will be
generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted.
To be assured full consideration applications must be complete by November
15, 2015.

Robin Blaetz
Professor, Film Studies Program
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 538-2984
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