Massachusetts College of Art and Design

621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
November 16, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Assistant Professor - Film/Video Tenure Track


The Film/Video Department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position beginning in September 2019.

Founded in 1873, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) has a unique legacy of leadership as the only freestanding public college of art and design in the United States and the nation’s first art school to grant a degree.

The Founder’s goal was to educate students in the creative process and the development of the mind, body, and spirit. Since those early days the College has remained committed to offering an excellent and fully accessible education to anyone with talent and the will to succeed. With a legacy and an enduring commitment to excellence in teaching, MassArt today is energized by a dedicated faculty of artists and professionals.

The Film/Video Department is committed to educating the next generations of creative and engaged citizen-artists. Students are challenged to think critically and open-mindedly, experiment widely and find their own paths as moving image artists. Encompassing a wide and ever-expanding range of media, the Film/Video curriculum gives students the freedom to realize their own vision in its ideal form. Film/Video students are consistently challenged to create new forms of viewing experiences that are personal, political, conceptual, abstract, visceral and visionary.

MassArt is primarily a teaching institution and the successful candidate is expected to be fully able to teach foundational, intermediate and advanced core production and hybrid courses.

The Film/Video Faculty at MassArt seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in teaching. The ideal candidate will continue to develop pedagogy that encompasses different learning styles, keep up with evolving technologies, promote a culture of inclusion that embraces diverse student demographics, and deepen students’ understanding of and appreciation for diversity.

Along with excellence in teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a distinctive and successful creative personal practice.

He/she will be required to contribute significantly to departmental duties including curriculum development, academic advising and portfolio reviews; mentoring students; welcoming and orienting accepted students and attending weekend student shows. In addition, tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in shared governance through college-wide committee work while upholding standards of professorial excellence consistent with the mission of Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Application Requirements:
? Letter of interest should address all areas above, with particular attention to the candidate’s clear potential or demonstrated ability to work effectively with, and to the benefit of, a diverse student body.
? Teaching philosophy including candidate’s commitment to public higher education.
? A Diversity Statement (Upload under Other Documents or Materials)
? Artist Statement
? Four work samples with links and descriptions.
? Comprehensive CV, including exhibitions and screenings and/or a demonstration of excellence in the field.
? List of courses taught with descriptions.
? Sample syllabi of courses taught including relevant screenings.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

An MFA or equivalent with a substantial record of achievement and significant competency in a personal Film/Video-related arts practice.
Proven record of diverse and inclusive content in courses taught.
Well-versed in experimental moving image work, world cinemas and critical discourse.
Technical skills necessary to teach a diverse range of moving image production classes.
Experience teaching at the college level.

Other Considerations:

The Film/Video Department is especially interested in practitioners who demonstrate a commitment to social justice issues and historically underrepresented groups.

The Film/Video Department seeks a candidate with an advanced time-based media practice in one or more of the following: film, video, audio, installation, expanded cinema, and new genres/new media.

The Film/Video Department welcomes a practitioner with a thriving practice and a distinguished body of work that reflects a high degree of dedication and expertise. The ideal applicant will be able to integrate both their personal art practice and professional experience into their teaching.

How To Apply:
Apply by:
January 11, 2019
About this Organization:
Founded in Boston in 1873, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)is the only independent public university of art and design in the US. The university enrolls approximately 1800 undergraduate students in 22 disciplines and 195 graduate students in top-ranked MFA programs, M.Arch, and Art Education program.