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Full-Time Faculty Position in Film and Media Studies, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Teaching & Education
Full Time

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Job Description:

The Film, Media and Performing Arts Department seeks a forward-looking film and media faculty member with broad interests and experience. Teaching responsibilities will include history and theory of Film and Media, as well as a wide range of program electives. Desirable areas of expertise include African-American, Latin American, Asian, and/or transnational film and media, reflecting recent trends in the field towards a decentralized perspective

The ideal candidate will be prepared to engage actively with colleagues and students in the various operational aspects of conducting a small-scale program that blends production and academic study.

The successful candidate will be involved in curriculum development, pedagogy, and program facilities and equipment, as well as outreach to expand the program's visibility. Responsibilities include co-organizing student screenings and the FIT Film+Media Screening Series, as well as collaborating with the Offices of International Programs and Career and Internship Services to develop opportunities for students.

The new faculty member will have college-level teaching experience, engagement in scholarly and professional activities, and will contribute to the department, School, and College and beyond the classroom through committee and college-wide service.


Specific Competencies:
Successful candidates will excel in the following competencies:

  • Demonstrate appreciation for cultural diversity and inclusivity.
  • Demonstrate awareness of and respect for all racial, ethnic, religious, social, and gender groups, incorporating this respect into the pedagogical experience.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of international and transnational currency in media production, consumption, and study.

Instructional Design
  • Develop and design courses that promote active student participation and exploration with a focus on student discovery.
  • Incorporate a wide range of instructional methodologies that include lectures, discussions, screenings, collaborations, and student presentations, to accommodate students with different learning styles and educational backgrounds.

Learning Enrichment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evolving nature of the film and media discipline and the educational environment.
  • Enrich student learning with an emphasis on engagement in current developments as well as historical perspectives, fully leveraging York City's resources and cultural diversity.
  • Cultivate and foster the development of critical thinking with regard to all aspects of film/media study and production.

  • Maintain active involvement and currency in the scholarly film and media discipline and community, through research, conference presentations and scholarly/creative publications.
  • Capitalize on opportunities to introduce students to film and media communities and facilitate their movement into the ever-expanding film and media industries.

  • Demonstrate an understanding, and engagement and integration of developing technologies, into pedagogy and campus-wide exhibition practices.
  • Incorporate instructional and multi-media technology into delivery of course material and learning experiences.
  • Appropriately utilize current technology to communicate with, and engage students in, learning outside of the classroom.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of adaptive assistive devices and technologies available to foster inclusiveness of special needs students and students with different learning styles.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • An earned Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies or in related field(s); evidence of scholarly activity; college-level teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Specialization in one of the following areas highly desirable: African-American, Latin American, Asian, and/or transnational film and media.


This position will be required to continuously read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be any combination of the classroom, lab, and/or office space. Certain roles may be required to handle machinery and chemicals. The physical requirement for this position will require occasional sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, frequent walking, and occasionally lifting 10 lbs. or less.

Additional Information:

This faculty position will begin Fall 2023. Review of applications will commence October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please note a background check is required for appointment to this position.

Link to FIT Benefits for Full-Time Faculty

Collective Bargaining Salary Schedules (page 72); Successor Agreement (page 6)
Hiring Salary: $69,475 per year; per CBA, the salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience.

Application Instructions:

For consideration, please provide:
  • Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Research Philosophy Statement
  • A minimum of three professional references, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually. Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at: .

Returning Applicants - Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your submitted application material.

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FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360, .

The College reserves the right to select one or more candidates after having been duly reviewed and presented to the President in conformance with the provisions of Article 15 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Film, Media, and Performing Arts Department of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The College continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.

The School of Liberal Arts provides the foundation for an FIT degree, committed to providing a broad-based general education for FIT students, integrating traditional academic study with career preparation. Home to seven academic departments, 17 minors, and two interdisciplinary majors, our faculty prepare students to become reflective, critical, and engaged citizens of the world. Committed to scholarship, academic service and student-centered instruction, faculty members foster an understanding of diverse cultures and international perspectives as well as an appreciation for the richness and changing composition of American culture.

The Film and Media program prepares students for careers in industries where moving images play an increasingly important role, from feature films to advertising and the creation of content for new-media delivery systems. Staffed with working filmmakers and media scholars, the program offers a unique balance of production skills with academic study of film and media. Students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of ambitions steep themselves in the best traditions of art and entertainment media while mastering current production technology and practices.


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