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Tenured Professor in Filmmaking

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Radio, Television, and Film

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area: Art, Film and Visual Studies

Position Description

The Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University invites applications for a tenured professorship in filmmaking. We are particularly but not exclusively interested in filmmakers whose practice innovates in and expands the form of narrative cinema. Filmmakers whose work has made original contributions to fiction filmmaking, or whose work traverses fiction, non-fiction, and experimental film and video, are encouraged to apply. Applications from filmmakers who identity as people of color or as members of historically excluded communities or under-represented minorities are especially encouraged.

The appointment is expected to begin on either July 1, 2024, or July 1, 2025, and the tenured professor will be responsible for teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and desire to join and thrive in an inter-disciplinary and inter-media community of filmmakers, artists and scholars.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates should have a record of outstanding accomplishment in the field, as demonstrated by screenings, exhibitions, and projects in venues relevant to the candidate's practice. An MFA or equivalent degree and teaching experience at the college or university level is required.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Candidates are encouraged to apply by November 1, 2023; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices)

4. Research statement

5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.

6. Authorization form

Harvard University is committed to fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive and experience a sense of inclusion and belonging. Community members are encouraged to model our values of integrity, responsible mentorship, equity, and excellence no matter where they are.

To support this commitment to our values of inclusion and excellence, the external finalist for this position will be required to complete a conduct questionnaire - specifically regarding findings of violation, on-going formal complaint investigations, or formal complaint investigations that did not conclude due to the external finalist's departure concerning: harassment or discrimination, retaliation, sexual misconduct, bullying or intimidating/abusive behavior, unprofessional relationship, or misconduct related to scholarship, research, teaching, service, or clinical/patient care.

Harvard will also make conduct inquiries to current and former employers of the external finalist regarding such misconduct. To facilitate these inquiries, Harvard requires all external applicants for this position to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled "Authorization to release information for external applicants" as part of their application. If an external applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and, as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration.

Contact Information

Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Search Committee, Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies,

Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Minimum Number of References Required: 0

Maximum Number of References Allowed: 0


Professor, faculty, instructor, tenure, narrative cinema, fiction film, Boston, Cambridge,

Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
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