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Available Position as Chair of Film & Media Studies at CUNY Hunter College

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Job: CUNY Hunter College – Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Chair) – Film and Media Studies

Job ID: 15047
Location: Hunter College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Film and Media Studies Department at Hunter College of the City University of New York invites applications for a tenured full professor to hold the position of department Chair beginning in fall 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible. The department has over 600 full-time students majoring in two programs of study at the undergraduate level, one in Film combining film history and theory with such creative areas as screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing; the other in Media Studies integrating critical media analysis with creative practice using a mix of contemporary expressive forms (including documentary film making, TV production, journalism, digital imaging and animation, physical computing and game programming). The department also offers a nationally recognized M.F.A. in Integrated Media Arts that seeks to educate multi-disciplinary media professionals who are socially engaged and creatively fluent across contemporary and emerging digital media platforms. The department faculty promotes advanced scholarship and creative expression, seeks to have a positive impact on the diverse communities we serve, and fosters the success of our students in their academic studies and as innovative writers and artists. Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side near many major cultural institutions, Hunter College offers scholars and creative artists a vibrant and dynamic community within a highly diverse urban setting. As part of the City University of New York, a nationally recognized metropolitan university system, Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.

Responsibilities: The Chair of the Film and Media Studies Department will provide the vision and leadership to guide a dynamic and growing department. In addition to teaching, the duties include strategic planning; curriculum and program development; personnel procedures including overseeing recruitment, tenure, and promotion; shared governance; faculty mentoring; staff supervision and development; budgeting; and course scheduling. The Chair will work as a collaborative team member with the department faculty and staff, as well as with the senior administration of the college.

QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D. in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution

The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree in an area of academic or creative work related to essential aspects of film or media studies, along with a record of successful college-level teaching, extensive administrative experience, proven grant-getting ability, and significant artistic, scholarly, or professional achievement. The record of scholarship and/or creative activity should merit an appointment at the level of full professor.

COMPENSATION
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY
From our job posting system ( http://www.cuny.edu/ ), select “Apply Now”, create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled with review of applications to begin October 1, 2016.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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September 7th, 2016 at 5:06 pm

25th annual James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism

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Celebrate Social Justice Journalism

Friday, April 24, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.

Free & open to the public

The 25th annual James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism will go to reporters who have exposed the collusion of a major U.S. corporation with a vicious African warlord, the impact of violence on some Baltimore children, the growing legion of elderly Americans who work menial jobs in the warehouses of the world’s largest online retailer, the myriad costs of neglecting to care for the mentally ill, and the injustices that plague America’s Indian reservations.

Winners will discuss the inspirations and difficulties of reporting such stories at a free public presentation Friday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College, 68th Street & Lexington Ave, New York City.

Just some of the winners:
William Greider, Career Achievement
In a career spanning more than 35 years, William Greider has been a steadfast and tireless reporter and editor focusing on American politics. He has been the national affairs editor at Rolling Stone; an assistant managing editor at the Washington Post, where he was also a national correspondent and columnist; and the national affairs correspondent for The Nation. In addition, Mr. Greider has written several books and numerous articles for additional publications.

Documentary
Nathan Fitch, Mikros Soldier (2014, 51 minutes)
Mikros Soldier investigates the Impacts of Militarization in the Federated States of Micronesia, an independent Island nation in the Pacific that has suffered very high casualty rates in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nathan Fitch, a filmmaker and photographer holds an MFA from the Integrated Media Arts program at Hunter College.

Sam Feder, Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger (2014, 72 minutes)
In this uplifting and timely feature-length documentary, Sam Feder profiles the brave, pioneering transgender performance artist and activist Kate Bornstein, who underwent sex-reassignment surgery in 1986 at age 38, to address the importance of being true to oneself while considering, more broadly, what it means to lead a fulfilling life. Sam Feder, a filmmaker and educator holds an MFA from the Integrated Media Arts program at Hunter College.

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April 22nd, 2015 at 8:12 am

Mart Howse Performing at Hunter College, April 4th, 7pm

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Arts Across the Curriculum and the Integrated Media Arts MFA Program at Hunter College will host a performance by Martin Howse on Friday April 4th at 7pm in the Black Box – Hunter North 543.

Martin Howse is a unique new media artist who builds his own electronics and writes his own programs for performance. Berlin-based researcher, artist, inventor and performer Martin Howse traverses the electromagnetic spectrum as a space for exploration that may be manipulated to generate sound and visual. Martin Howse leads “micro_research,” a mobile research platform exploring psychogeophysics and asking the questions of where precisely the plague known as software executes.

Recently the Czech cultural center Školská 28 described Martin Howse performance as

“heavily improvised, playing with the collapse of massed, barely functional salvaged equipment and software systems made manifest in sound/noise and image, Howse presents a complex, process-driven constructivist performance; the symphonic rise of the attempt to piece together fugal systematics is played out against the noise of collapse and machine crash at the deserted border of control.”

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March 26th, 2014 at 8:52 am

New 2D Animations from Hunter’s Film and Media Studies

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Once again, last semester I had a talented group of aspiring animators in my introductory 2D animation class. Here are a few select links:
Thomas Berkley Christina Luka Daniel Salgado

Links to several other animations are available on my Hunter page, enjoy!

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January 13th, 2011 at 10:15 am