Teaching Fellow(s), Film Programme, Fixed term,
School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, Victoria University of
Wellington, New Zealand
Applications are invited for one or more fixed-term Teaching Fellows to
teach 1-3 courses in 2014: one 200-level course on Film Histories and one
300-level course on Film Industries, Institutions and Cultures (both
Trimester one; February-June) and one 200 level course (Film Theory) in
Trimester two (July-November). The short-term contract(s) will cover either
one or both of the trimesters. The appointed staff will be coordinating,
lecturing, assessing, tutoring and supervising tutors, and working with
colleagues in the programme. The successful applicant(s) will have a
postgraduate qualification in film or a related area, and tertiary teaching
experience will be an advantage. Applicants are encouraged to propose their
own courses in areas of specialty that might fall within Victoria’s film
courses. These positions are especially well-suited for new PhD graduates
looking for teaching experience. Relocation costs will not be available for
Applicants should send a cover letter, cv, the name of three referees and
sample course outlines to School Administrator Morna Lorden at <
[log in to unmask]> The deadline to submit applications is September 20
but will remain open until we have filled the position(s).
Human Resources questions should be directed to Associate Professor Thierry
Jutel, ([log in to unmask]), and all other questions about the
position to Professor Kirsten Thompson, Programme Director (
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Brief information about the courses are below, but candidates are also
encouraged to propose other topics within their specialty research areas:
FILM 201 Critical Approaches to Film Studies: This course involves a survey
of the significant theoretical approaches that inform Film Studies. Topics
will vary from year to year but may include realism, formalism, semiotics,
narratology, psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and/or postmodernism.
FILM 204 Film Histories: This course investigates a specific period or type
of film history. It will situate cinema in a particular historical context
and examine historiographical approaches in Film Studies.
FILM 307 Film Industries, Institutions, and Cultures: The course focuses on
the field of film in its cultural, institutional and industrial contexts.
This may include consideration of cinema as industry; the cultures and
practices of film and related creative industries; or the role and
influence of cultural policies and institutions.