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JOB: Assistant Professor of Documentary Film Production: SUNY–Purchase College

Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Documentary Film Production: School of Film and Media Studies
The School of Film and Media Studies at Purchase College seeks to fill a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2011. Teaching responsibilities include 6 classes plus service obligations. Service Obligations will include:
– advising
– admissions consultation
– end of year reviews
– curriculum consultation with Film Board of Study
– field trips/screenings

Qualifications: MA/MFA degree in a media-related discipline, and/or equivalent professional experience required. The ideal candidate will have recognized industry/professional experience producing documentaries for public, network or theatrical release. The candidate should have professional level technical experience with film and digital media, the ability to teach cinematography, editing or directing, familiarity with a diversity of documentary styles and approaches, and knowledge of documentary history, theory, research, and contemporary practice. Candidates should also have professional credits as a director and/or producer of feature-length documentaries (professional employment, broadcasts, awards). Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate interest and commitment to student learning and success, interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in the arts and the liberal arts. Demonstrated teaching excellence and experience in undergraduate and/or graduat
e programs with a strong commitment to contributing to the Film program and the School of Film and Media Studies will be essential.

Date to be Filled: 9/01/2011

Closing Date for Applications: 11/15/10

To apply for this position, please visit our website at and complete an on-line application. Candidates are required to attach a CV, cover letter and statement of teaching philosophy to their on-line application. Additionally candidates are required to submit the following documents via a media submission system at Three (3) representative samples of personal work.

Candidates must also have 3 letters of recommendation mailed or emailed to:

Jean Kyff, Senior Staff Assistant
Academic Affairs
Purchase College SUNY
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, New York 10577

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.