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Tenured Professor in Film and Visual Studies



Title Tenured Professor in Film and Visual Studies
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Visual and Environmental Studies
Position Description

The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track or a tenured full professor in Film and Visual Studies. We are especially interested in applicants with a solid grounding in film and visual studies whose work draws on such fields as art history, new media theory, media archaeology, and cultural history and theory. Applications are also welcome from scholars whose work in such areas employs innovative forms of artistic practice. The successful candidate will play a significant role in a unique department that combines art practice with critical and curatorial studies. The appointee will also contribute to an innovative PhD program in Film and Visual Studies and will teach and advise undergraduates.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated commitment to research and teaching. Candidates for a tenured appointment at the level of full professor should also display intellectual leadership and impact on the field, as well as the potential to make significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications will be reviewed from mid-November, until the position is filled.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Research statement
4. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)

Candidates for a tenure-track position should apply here:

Contact Information

Chair, Film and Visual Studies Search Committee
Department of Visual and Environmental Studies
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents