[Msa-discuss] Film/African studies search at Texas A&M

David McWhirter d-mcwhirter at tamu.edu
Fri Sep 27 16:43:48 EDT 2013

*Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Africana Studies and Film 

The Africana Studies and Film Studies programs at Texas A&M University 
invite applications for a tenure-track open rank position.Applicants 
must have a Ph.D. in Africana Studies, Film Studies or related field.We 
seek candidates with a strong research agenda and teaching record in 
African cinema or African diaspora cinemas in the United States, the 
United Kingdom, or Latin America.Secondary fields of specialization may 
include ethnographic cinema and documentary cinema.The position will 
have equal responsibilities in both programs; we expect the successful 
candidate to be able to teach Francophone, Hispanic, Anglophone, and 
Lusophone Black cinema, even if her or his specialty is in one or two of 
these areas.The successful candidate will teach in the areas of her or 
his specialization, as well as Introduction to Africana Studies, 
Introduction to Film Analysis, and Film History. Texas A&M University is 
a Research I institution, and the search committee is looking for 
scholars dedicated to interdisciplinary research, undergraduate 
teaching, graduate mentoring, and program development.

The Africana Studies Program and Film Studies Program are housed in the 
College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University.The programs offer an 
undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate in their respective 
fields.Over 40 faculty members from such diverse areas as Anthropology, 
Communication, English, History, Hispanic Studies, International 
Studies, Philosophy, Performance Studies, Psychology, Sociology, and 
Women's and Gender Studies teach courses for our programs.The joint 
position in Africana and Film Studies represents the College's 
commitment to the advancement of interdisciplinary research programs and 
is evidence of the growing interest in these areas of study.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 
1.Send your application letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of 
recommendation, and a 20-page writing sample to:

Juan Alonzo, Chair
Africana and Film Studies Search
4355 TAMU
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4355

If you have questions, contact Juan Alonzo, Chair of Africana and Film 
Studies Search: jjalonzo at tamu.edu <mailto:jjalonzo at tamu.edu>.

Texas A&M University and the Africana Studies and Film Studies Programs 
are deeply committed to promoting a diverse educational environment 
among our faculty and students.We are actively seeking applications from 
individuals whose diverse backgrounds and perspectives will strengthen 
our community.

David McWhirter
Department of English
Texas A&M University

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