[Humanist] 29.351 visiting asst professorship at Mount Holyoke

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 351.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2015 18:19:00 +0000
        From: Robin Blaetz <rblaetz at mtholyoke.edu>
        Subject: Mount Holyoke College media studies job listing

Visiting Assistant Professor in Digital Media Studies
Mount Holyoke College

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

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,

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

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