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Associate Professor Dept. Chair, Film

Job Title: Associate Professor Dept. Chair, Film – Cathy Hughes School of Communications
Job ID:
Job ID: 32408

Position Compensation
Salary commensurate with qualifications, education & University guidelines.
Position Information
Department: Media, Journalism and Film in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications (CHSOC)
Reports to: Dean, Cathy Hughes School of Communications
Basic Functions: Teach courses in film production and/or theory/critical studies, conduct creative and/or academic research, serve in a key leadership position as department chair and provide service to the local, national and/or international communications community.
Supervisory Accountability: As Department Chair, the holder of this position shall work closely with Sequence Coordinators, Program Directors and the Department’s Executive Committee members. The Chair shall report directly to the Dean of the Cathy Hughes School of Communications. Chair positions are designated in three-year increments.
Nature and Scope: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate film courses. The candidate will also provide academic service in the position as department chair. This candidate will undertake creative productions in film and/or academic research as well as serve on school-wide and university-wide committees.
Principal Accountabilities: The faculty member at the level of Associate or Full Professor rank, shall be evaluated annually in four key areas—Creative and/or Scholarly Research, Teaching, Professional Development and University/Community Service.
Description of Position: The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and
graduate courses in film as well as serve in the position of department chairperson. This full-time position at the level of Associate or Full Professor begins January 2020.
Minimum Qualifications:
• M.F.A. or its equivalent in film or related discipline
• Demonstrated administrative/managerial experience
• Experience in directing narrative, documentary and/or experimental films
• Focus on independent filmmaking and international film culture
• Commitment to furthering the goals of a diverse, interdisciplinary academic department
Preferred Qualifications
Priority will be given to candidates with:
• Advanced experience teaching film and/or moving images at the college-level
• Research specialization in film and/or moving images with emphasis on diversity and inclusion;
African American and African Diaspora representations and/or representations of other
communities of color
• Professional experience in directing and producing film and/or moving images along with the
ability to teach additional courses in film studies.
• Solid administrative/managerial experience
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae (including email addresses)
• Portfolio via URL link
• Names of three (3) academic and/or professional references to be contacted prior to interview.
Please submit these materials electronically to:
Dr. Montré Aza Missouri
Search Committee Chair
Department of Media, Journalism, and Film
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To insure full consideration, please submit application materials by April 1, 2019.
The Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of
Communications provides a professional and supportive scholarly environment informed by the African American experience in which students learn to become exemplary practitioners, leaders and entrepreneurs who serve the profession and society. The department strives to graduate students empowered with the skills and tools necessary to understand and address social, political, economic and cultural injustices, particularly involving African Americans and other people of color.
For more information about the Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications and the Department of Media, Journalism and Film, please visit our website:
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