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August 13, 2015

Call for Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival Co-Directors

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The Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) invites applications for Co- Directors for the annual SVA Film and Media Festival (SVAF&MF). This is a 3- year position that will begin after the end of the 2015 meetings (December 2015) and continues until the end of the 2018 Meetings (with the option of serving a reduced 2-year term through 2017). Ideally, the terms will be coordinated so that there will be some overlap between terms by current and new co-editors.

About SVAF&MF:

The Society for Visual Anthropology’s Film & Media Festival is the premier venue for screening ethnographic film and media showcasing works by students, professional anthropologists, and documentary filmmakers from around the world. Each year the festival is held during the

American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) annual conference.

SVAF&MF is a three and half day event that begins on Wednesday afternoon and concludes on Saturday evening of the AAA meetings. SVAF&MF co- directors work with the SVA board and jury, comprised of anthropologists and filmmakers to make programing decisions and select films to be included in the festival each year on the basis of ethnographic relevance, production quality and contribution to the field of anthropology.

Qualifications of SVAF&MF co-directors include:

  1. A proven background in fields related to Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Film.
  2. Proven organizational skills, especially in managing events and coordinating presentations and Q&A sessions (i.e. workshops, conferences, and/or visual exhibitions).
  3. Familiarity with the technologies associated with online screening and assessment as well as film festival exhibition (Vimeo, Youtube, Dropbox, Google Doc, Handbreak, WithoutaBox and Film Freeway, (MOV.) QuickTime, iTunes).
  4. Familiarity with the canon of Ethnographic Film in the American tradition.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Contract with the film festival hosting site (WithoutABox or Film Freeway) to renew and update the festival account and submission listing (Jan).
  2. Work with the S V A board members to solicit submissions through annual calls for entries (Deadlines include – Early: Feb 15; Regular: March 15; Late: April 15).
  3. Organize pre-screening of films. Digitize DVDs and digital media that are submitted into an online format (currently Vimeo) suitable for prescreening and jurying. Create ranking database.
  4. Appoint the SVAF&MF Jury in consultation with the SVA board.
  5. Manage S V AF&MF Gmail mailbox
  6. Send pre-screening notes and assignments to SVAF&MF Jury.
  7. Coordinate the hosting of the jury meetings and works with SVAPresident and the SVAF&MF jury to coordinate the 3-day jurying of films (June).
  8. Determine prizewinners with jury; notify winner and assist withcoordination of travel plans with filmmakers attending the festival and award presentations with SVA Board.
  9. ScheduletheSVAFilm&MediaFestivalinconsultationwithSVAprogramming Committee for room availability/requirements andtechnology needs.

10.Create program (collate synopsis, press materials and film stills into one master document). Advertise for the film festival via email and social media. Work with SVA website manager to upload the program and trailers on the SVA website.

11.Manage the collection of final exhibition prints – digitize all prints into MOV. QuickTime Film. Procure a laptop and hard drives to store and screen film during the festival and organize the digital films according to the program.

12.Organize staffing (projectionist and program manager) for all three days of the film festival itself at the Annual Meetings of the AAA. Coordinate facilitators for the Q&A session with filmmakers in attendance.

13.Manage budget in consultation with SVA Treasurer, including costs for jurying, technical support, staff, travel awards, and advertising.

The SVAF&MF Co-Directors should commit to the following work effort:

  1. Two to three hours a week from January to early March for festival planning/preparation.
  2. Three to four hours a week from mid-March to April for festival related communications, database preparation.
  3. Five to six hours a week in April and May for pre-screening communications, data input, etc.
  4. Three weeks in June for jurying preparation and jurying hosting.
  5. Four to five hours a week from July to September for conference andfilm festival coordination and planning, communicating with filmmakers and AAA programming committee, and to prepare an annual report for the SVA Board.
  6. At least twelve hours a week in October and early November for festival coordination and planning.
  7. At least several days immediately before, during and after the AAA annual meeting for festival management. (Past co-directors found that at least half of every day at the annual meeting was used in festival related activities). Co-directors should expect to arrive at the AAA meetings one day early (Tuesday) and stay until Sunday; they are also expected to attend the SVA Board Meeting as well as the SVA Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

Compensation

SVA Film and Media Festival Director is a voluntary position and does not receive direct compensation for time or effort. The SVA Board will reimburse expenses directly related to film festival upon approval. Jurying travel and meal expenses are covered by the SVA. Film Festival co-directors’ attendance at the AAA annual meeting is required and reimbursed (up to $1500 total to be shared between the two co-directors).

For further information or to submit application by September 30th 2015 (please include letter of interest, detailing qualifications and current CV) email SVA President-Elect Stephanie Takaragawa : Stephanie.takaragawa@gmail.com

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December 17, 2012

Berkeley hiring in Visual Anthropology

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The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to fill a tenure-track, junior position (Assistant Professor) in the area of the anthropology of media to begin July 1, 2013. Suitable applicants should be engaged in analytically rich and ethnographically-driven research on topics concerning the production, circulation, and uptake of media artifacts, aesthetic forms, and practices. Areas of specialization we are interested in span both “old” media (print, radio, TV, film) and “new” media (Internet, smart phones). Active participation in both undergraduate and PhD programs, teaching both introductory and upper division courses, as well as graduate seminars is expected.

Applicants should have the Ph.D. or equivalent at time of appointment and should send a CV, a succinct cover letter describing your research and teaching experience, and the names and full contact information of three people who would be able to provide letters of recommendation. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html

Applications must be received by February 15, 2013 and all supplemental materials must be received no later than March 1, 2013. Review of applications will begin on February 18, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00087

The University of California is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

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October 19, 2011

Tenure-track Position, University of Victoria

October 19, 2011 | By |


Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology
Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology
Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2011

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria–a vibrant department with a new PhD program centred on integrative themes that cross-cut anthropology’s traditional sub-disciplinesinvites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the area of sociocultural anthropology. We seek an individual whose primary research and teaching interests will contribute strength toward our “Visual Anthropology & Materiality” program theme (http://anthropology.uvic.ca/research/integrative_themes.php). The successful applicant will benefit from the department’s dedicated visual research and teaching labs and may benefit in either research or teaching from access to the university’s visual collections and those of the neighbouring BC Archives and Royal BC Museum.

The appointment, effective July 1, 2012, will be made at the rank of assistant professor. We expect candidates to have a PhD in hand, though outstanding ABD candidates may be considered. The four course (1.5 unit each) annual teaching commitment comes with the expectation that the successful candidate will be actively engaged in research and graduate student mentoring. We seek a colleague who has: demonstrated proficiency in visual methods; demonstrated excellence in UG teaching and excellent potential for graduate teaching and mentoring; demonstrated evidence of strong scholarship in the form of publications, multimedia productions or exhibitions; an active or well formulated plans for a continuing research program and potential for involving students in research; and a demonstrated ability or strong potential to attract external research funding. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose scholarship engages knowledge dissemination across communities and whose teaching demonstrates potential to engage undergraduate and graduate students in research. Geographical area of interest is open. We also encourage applicants to draw attention to how their scholarship and teaching might connect to one or more of our other integrative themes (Inequality, Culture, Health; Indigenous Peoples; Evolution & Ecology). Read More

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March 1, 2011

Hiring: Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology

March 1, 2011 | By |

California State University Stanislaus
Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Deadline: March 4, 2011

 

The Department of Anthropology/Geography invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology. This position is designed for a person who can enrich the Anthropology curriculum and contribute to the College of the Arts curriculum with expertise in digital media and the visual representation of culture. The successful candidate will have the relevant technical expertise in media production, an active research agenda that reflects the methodologies of visual anthropology, and a willingness to integrate students into their research. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching in Anthropology and teach in the following areas: Cultural Anthropology, Digital Media and Visual Anthropology, Peoples and Cultures of Asia, and Anthropology and Global Issues. Additional duties will include programmatic development in digital media and visual anthropology at both the undergraduate and graduate (MA) levels. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity and service to the University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. This position is contingent upon the continuing availability of authorized funding.

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September 20, 2010

Tenure-track position, New Media Studies, U Washington Tacoma

September 20, 2010 | By |

University of Washington Tacoma, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Assistant Professor, New Media Studies & Media Writing
Application Deadline: Nov. 1, 2010

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) Program with teaching and research interests in New Media Studies and Media Writing.  We seek applicants with teaching and research interests new media, digital media or web theory; visual literacy; convergence journalism; social aspects of the Internet; and policy and regulatory issues in new media.  Qualified candidates will have demonstrated expertise in teaching introductory courses in media writing and web design and will be required to teach both theory and skills courses.  The position begins September 16, 2011 and requires a Ph.D. or terminal degree in Communication, Journalism, Media Studies or a closely related field by the time of appointment.

To apply, please submit a) a letter delineating your interests and qualifications for teaching in an interdisciplinary program, b) a statement describing your research interests c) a statement of your teaching philosophy, d) a CV, e) an article length professional and academic writing sample, f) evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabi), and g) three letters of reference.  Submit all application materials through the website http://academicjobsonline.org.  Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2010.  For further information, please e-mail Bill Kunz at bkunz@uw.edu.  This position is contingent upon funding.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. All University of Washington Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research and service in an interdisciplinary context.

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July 25, 2010

Full-time position, College of the Atlantic

July 25, 2010 | By |

Cultural Anthropology


College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time faculty member in Cultural Anthropology to teach a wide range of classes in anthropology and who is also able to teach courses in social theory. The area of geographic specialization is open. Courses are especially needed in: ethnography; research design and methods; social theory; and race/class/gender. The faculty seek a colleague who will help undergraduates understand and learn from the diversity of human cultures, and who can collaborate with other faculty to enhance the College’s curriculum in Human Ecology. The successful candidate will have a track record of teaching excellence, ethnographic fieldwork experience and the ability to train students in ethnography and a wide range of other research methods. Preference will be given to broadly trained candidates that have an interdisciplinary background or intellectual interests that require an understanding of multiple fields of study. Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field required.

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February 19, 2010

Teaching Post-Doc, Visual or Museum Anthropology, U of British Columbia

February 19, 2010 | By |

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for up to 15 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, to begin 1 July 2010. These positions enable innovative and collaborative teaching between Fellows and outstanding UBC professors.  The program will help to launch the careers of new scholars showing early promise as excellent university teachers and researchers. Each Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research, as well as to be part of a cohort of early-career scholars sharing methods and exchanging ideas for excellent teaching.

One of the new Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow positions has been allocated to the UBC Department of Anthropology, which has strengths in a broad range of areas in anthropological archaeology; sociocultural anthropology (including medical and linguistic anthropology); and museum and visual anthropology (see http://www.anth.ubc.ca ). We invite applications from outstanding candidates in the areas of museum and/or visual anthropology. Depending on their area of specialization, the successful candidate will have access to the collections and research facilities of the new Centre for Cultural Research at the Museum of Anthropology (http://www.moa.ubc.ca ) and/or the Ethnographic Film Unit within the Department of Anthropology ( http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca/ ). Read More

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February 19, 2010

Teaching Post-Doc, Visual or Museum Anthropology, U of British Columbia

February 19, 2010 | By |

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for up to 15 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, to begin 1 July 2010. These positions enable innovative and collaborative teaching between Fellows and outstanding UBC professors.  The program will help to launch the careers of new scholars showing early promise as excellent university teachers and researchers. Each Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research, as well as to be part of a cohort of early-career scholars sharing methods and exchanging ideas for excellent teaching.

One of the new Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow positions has been allocated to the UBC Department of Anthropology, which has strengths in a broad range of areas in anthropological archaeology; sociocultural anthropology (including medical and linguistic anthropology); and museum and visual anthropology (see http://www.anth.ubc.ca ). We invite applications from outstanding candidates in the areas of museum and/or visual anthropology. Depending on their area of specialization, the successful candidate will have access to the collections and research facilities of the new Centre for Cultural Research at the Museum of Anthropology (http://www.moa.ubc.ca ) and/or the Ethnographic Film Unit within the Department of Anthropology ( http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca/ ). Read More

Kate Hennessy

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February 19, 2010

Teaching Post-Doc, Visual or Museum Anthropology, U of British Columbia

February 19, 2010 | By |

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for up to 15 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, to begin 1 July 2010. These positions enable innovative and collaborative teaching between Fellows and outstanding UBC professors.  The program will help to launch the careers of new scholars showing early promise as excellent university teachers and researchers. Each Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research, as well as to be part of a cohort of early-career scholars sharing methods and exchanging ideas for excellent teaching.

One of the new Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow positions has been allocated to the UBC Department of Anthropology, which has strengths in a broad range of areas in anthropological archaeology; sociocultural anthropology (including medical and linguistic anthropology); and museum and visual anthropology (see http://www.anth.ubc.ca ). We invite applications from outstanding candidates in the areas of museum and/or visual anthropology. Depending on their area of specialization, the successful candidate will have access to the collections and research facilities of the new Centre for Cultural Research at the Museum of Anthropology (http://www.moa.ubc.ca ) and/or the Ethnographic Film Unit within the Department of Anthropology ( http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca/ ). Read More

Kate Hennessy

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February 19, 2010

Teaching Post-Doc, Visual or Museum Anthropology, U of British Columbia

February 19, 2010 | By |

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for up to 15 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, to begin 1 July 2010. These positions enable innovative and collaborative teaching between Fellows and outstanding UBC professors.  The program will help to launch the careers of new scholars showing early promise as excellent university teachers and researchers. Each Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research, as well as to be part of a cohort of early-career scholars sharing methods and exchanging ideas for excellent teaching.

One of the new Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow positions has been allocated to the UBC Department of Anthropology, which has strengths in a broad range of areas in anthropological archaeology; sociocultural anthropology (including medical and linguistic anthropology); and museum and visual anthropology (see http://www.anth.ubc.ca ). We invite applications from outstanding candidates in the areas of museum and/or visual anthropology. Depending on their area of specialization, the successful candidate will have access to the collections and research facilities of the new Centre for Cultural Research at the Museum of Anthropology (http://www.moa.ubc.ca ) and/or the Ethnographic Film Unit within the Department of Anthropology ( http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca/ ). Read More

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