Art Studio Position in Film/Video/Moving Image

Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States

Job description

The Art Department at Williams College seeks actively engaged video/filmmaker artists who are also dedicated to innovative teaching to apply for a tenure-track assistant professorship, to begin in fall 2019.

As an art department in a liberal arts college which encourages interdisciplinary undergraduate study, we are open to a range of approaches in film, video, and the moving image including experimental, narrative, documentary, installation, or web-based work. We are interested in artists and filmmakers who work in any (or more than one) of these areas, and who has an active creative practice which includes a national and/or international record of exhibitions, festivals, projects, or other recognized forms of distribution.

The Art Department of Williams College comprises both art history and studio art and is dedicated to the critical and practical study of visual expression. Additionally, our students often have deep interests across our liberal arts curriculum, including history, science and technology, languages, literature, political science, and gender and ethnic studies. Candidates should be comfortable working and teaching across disciplines as well as having interests that extend beyond their specialty.

We are especially interested in individuals who have experience with diverse populations and who can contribute to the excellence of the academic community at Williams through their research, teaching, and service. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Please state in your cover letter how you would enhance the educational experiences of, and work effectively with, a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Minimum qualifications include an MA or MFA. Previous college-level teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities include teaching two classes each semester, a winter term course every other January and active engagement in departmental and college-wide activities and service. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory classes, core courses for the major, electives in their area of expertise and multi-media classes that are organized by theme. The college provides professional development funds and a private studio for tenure-track faculty.

How to apply

Required application materials must include the following:
· A cover letter, which includes the specifics of your interest in this position, your most relevant credentials, your teaching philosophy and a statement on developing and supporting diversity at Williams (limit of 2 pages).
· Curriculum Vitae.
· Brief descriptions of two proposed courses: one that is an introduction to Video/Filmmaking and another that is an advanced interdisciplinary and/or cross-media course (limit of one page).
· Please send a LIVE link to a 5-minute selection from a full work cued to the section that you would like to be reviewed and two additional links to 2 full works with a brief description of each project. During the initial portfolio review, the search committee will consider just the first 5 minutes of material submitted in time-based media. Post your materials to Interfolio following the exact directions below.
· Before submitting, please review your materials to confirm that all links are correct and live. Please submit application materials exactly as stated. Materials that are not submitted as requested will not be reviewed.
· The names and contact information for three referees.
· Applicants who are invited for an initial interview will be asked to provide written recommendations and student work samples at a later date.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Please send requested information only. Extra materials will not be considered. All materials should be addressed to Mike Glier, chair of the Film/Video/Moving Image Search in the Art Department, and must be submitted through Interfolio, following this link: . For more information on the Department of Art, visit

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here:

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website ( Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.