Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Fiction Film Studies

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About Us

LMC’s film studies curriculum includes introduction to film, film history, film and/as technology, major filmmakers, global cinema, experimental film and media, documentary, and animation. The minor in film studies is one of the most popular on campus. Our science fiction studies curriculum includes science fiction literature, science fiction film and television, Afrofuturism, environmentalism and ecocriticism, and a variety of courses on science, technology and ideology/race/gender/postcolonialism. The School has a 17,000-item science fiction collection, a Sci Fi Lab, and also offers a science fiction minor. Both film and science fiction studies regularly host events connecting members of the Georgia Tech community with their popular counterparts. Atlanta is home to a vibrant film community including Trilith Studios, Tyler Perry Studios, and the Atlanta Film Festival. It is also a local, national, and global center for major science fiction events including DragonCon and the Atlanta Sci Fi Film Festival.

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Department Information

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a multi-disciplinary program. It offers B.S. degrees in Literature, Media, and Communication and in Computational Media, M.S. degrees in Digital Media, Human Computer Interaction, and Global Media and Cultures, as well as a Ph.D. in Digital Media. The School includes the Writing and Communication Program, the Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, the Institute’s Communication Center, and provides discipline-specific courses and communication support for campus-wide audiences. For more information, visit www.lmc.gatech.edu.

LMC believes diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities. Therefore, we seek candidates whose demonstrated commitment to diversity and excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and community service will make them vital contributors to our shared programmatic vision. We are especially interested in applicants who will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, including: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates.

Job Summary

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong program of research commensurate with work at a major research university. They should have experience in and a commitment to teaching both introductory and advanced film and science-fiction courses. The typical teaching load is 2/2. There are also opportunities to teach graduate courses in our Digital Media and Global Media and Cultures programs, and to engage in program building with LMC scholars working at the intersections of science fiction and film while pursuing individual research and development of new courses.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D in film studies or a related field and a research focus on science fiction film and media.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with research expertise in Black Media, social justice, and/or environmental humanities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Required Documents to Attach

Applicants should submit a cover letter surveying the applicant’s expertise for the position, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three potential references.

Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Please direct inquiries to hiring@lmc.gatech.edu.

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