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The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi at the Gulf Park Campus is seeking a one year Visiting Assistant Professor in film studies with the possibility for renewal. The film program at Southern Miss is the oldest in the state of Mississippi and located at the beautiful Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, MS. The program is focused on teaching film-making as an art form and help develop our students into well rounded total filmmakers.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for teaching undergraduate coursework in film studies, including but not limited to: introductory film courses, entry-level production courses, film theory, history, and criticism seminars.

Mentor undergraduate students toward student success in coursework and future endeavors, to include internships and jobs;

Participate in academic research and grantsmanship;

Engage in community relationship building around the film studies program;

Engage in service to the University, School, and professional associations;

Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
Candidates should have Ph.D. in film studies or in a related discipline with a film specialization by the time of appointment; a strong research profile; evidence of strong teaching; commitment to fostering an inclusive campus environment; willingness and competence to teach a wide range of film classes, from general courses for non-majors and Introduction production classes to advanced core film studies courses in our BA degree in film.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate would be well-versed in film history and critical discourse and demonstrate the ability to teach a diverse range of film courses. Preferred candidate will be able to teach courses in Screenwriting and foundation production courses in addition to the film studies.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.
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