Hollins University — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Film

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Film. This is a full-time position beginning July 1, 2022. Please visit this web page to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley.

Position & Qualifications
The Hollins film program, one of the most expansive and long-established programs in Virginia, offers students a comprehensive foundation for studying both film studies and film/video production with the aim of developing and supporting film scholarship and creative goals for professional work after graduation. Areas of focus include film history, film theory and analysis, producing, directing, editing, sound design, animation, and cinematography.

The position carries an undergraduate teaching load of six courses per academic year. Other duties include maintaining scholarly activity in the form of publications, presentations, or creative work; developing curriculum; advising students; participating in department and university service; and engaging with the local community. The position also periodically teaches an additional film studies course for the graduate screenwriting and film studies program that convenes during the summer term.

The successful candidate will be able to teach all levels of film studies, including required courses such as Introduction to Film as Art, World Cinema, American Cinema, and various film studies electives. Applicants must demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to teaching excellence and innovation at a liberal arts institution. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in film. However, candidates who hold an M.F.A. in a film-related field are also encouraged to apply. A basic understanding of production and prior teaching experience in film studies at the undergraduate level are strongly preferred.

About Hollins
Hollins University is one of the nation’s most dynamic and diverse historically women’s colleges with an undergraduate student population that includes 33% US-American students of color, 37% Pell-eligible students, 38% first-generation college students, and 9% international students. Known for its creative and highly engaged student body and its commitment to inclusive academic excellence, Hollins prides itself on its nationally recognized and award-winning undergraduate and gender-inclusive graduate academic programs, its deeply committed alumnae/i network, its extraordinarily beautiful campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its unique ability to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to design a transformational college experience.

Application Process
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. However, priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2021. To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter;
  • A curriculum vitae; and
  • A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that addresses your approach to teaching, mentoring, and recruiting students from underrepresented backgrounds, and how you promote inclusivity and anti-racism in your teaching, writing, research, and/or service.

Candidates advanced to the second stage of review will be invited to submit the following materials:

  • A teaching statement;
  • A sample syllabus;
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one of which must focus specifically on the candidate’s teaching experience and abilities); and
  • Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.

Applicants should submit materials via this web page (https://hollins.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3vGnM3VbpBow5Xo). Finalists will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and will also be subject to a criminal history background check. For questions about the position, please contact search chair, Professor Amy Gerber-Stroh at agerber-stroh@hollins.edu.

Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.