Visiting Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies (Immersive Media) at Colgate University

The Film and Media Studies Program at Colgate University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor for the 2024-2025 academic year, with possibility of renewal, contingent on institutional need and evaluation of teaching effectiveness. Completion of PhD or MFA is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire. We are especially interested in candidates engaged with immersive media theory and design (including augmented, virtual, and extended reality), particularly the ways in which these technologies can intersect with other subfields including, but not limited to, environmental media and media ecologies, global media industries, political economies of media, media archaeologies (and the transition from film to video to digital to virtual), and/or queer visual cultures. Theorist-practitioners and those with experience in immersive media production are welcome and encouraged to apply. The teaching responsibility is the equivalent of five courses per year, and will include our required Introduction to Film and Media Studies course; relevant existing elective courses such as New Media: History and Theory from Netflix to VR, Global Media, and/or LGBTQ Cinema; and advanced courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Ongoing contributions to the program’s longstanding tradition of bringing a diverse group of media makers and scholars to campus will be integral to the position, as will curating screenings/exhibitions and organizing special events. In June 2024, the Film & Media Studies Program will be moving into a new, state-of-the-art building shared with the Computer Science Department that will house an experimental exhibition and performance space, a media archaeology lab, a digital music studio, a gaming lab, and fabrication labs. More information about the new building, and Colgate’s Initiative for Arts, Creativity, and Innovation can be found here. Further information about the Film & Media Studies Program can be found here. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and names of three recommenders at Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching and scholarship meaningfully engage with values and issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, providing concrete examples and/or strategies for working effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Please note that Colgate will not sponsor any visa or work authorization for this position. Colgate University is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3200 students situated in central New York. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other category covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at Campus Crime Reporting and Statistics The Department of Campus Safety at Colgate University will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. Crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. You may access the report from the Clery Compliance web page here. Printed copies of this report may be obtained upon request from the Department of Campus Safety via e-mail at

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