The School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri invites applications for an open rank interdisciplinary faculty position (assistant, associate or full professor) in Native American and Indigenous studies, with potential research areas in digital storytelling, film or new media production, and/or visual studies critical theory and history. The committee especially welcomes applications from candidates specializing in community-based scholarship and/or creative practice.
Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) is a growing interdisciplinary area at the University of Missouri, with faculty in the College of Arts and Science--including Digital Storytelling, English, Film Studies, Geography, History, and Religious Studies--as well as units such as the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Medicine. The College of Arts and Science established an undergraduate NAIS minor in 2016 and sponsors significant campus programming.
The School of Visual Studies, in the College of Arts and Science, houses graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Art, Art History, Digital Storytelling and Film Studies. Its focus on exploring the full complexity of visual and material cultures through interdisciplinary studies in criticism, history, and practice is matched by its commitment to local, national, and global outreach. The position is a full-time, nine-month appointment and includes teaching four courses each academic year. The University of Missouri offers opportunities for research leave, grant support, and an excellent benefits package.
MFA or PhD
Use the online application and be prepared to upload:
--A cover letter indicating relevant background, interest in, and vision for the position
--Sample publication and/or links to portfolio
--A teaching portfolio including proposed courses, sample syllabi and, as appropriate, samples of student work
-- Name and contact information for three references
Application screening will begin April 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled
$65,000 - $90,000
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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