Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Amelia Island Film Festival (AIFF) has extended their invitation to submit Films through May 3, 2008.
AIFF calls for Film Festival film submissions starting February 1, 2008 with a May 3, 2008 deadline.
A total of over $5,000.00 in judged awards will be presented in 11 categories including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Animation, Best Short, Best Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best Student Film, Best Non-English Film, Best Comedy/Farce, and Best Film About Amelia Island or of Local Interest to Northeast Florida & Southeast Georgia.
Are you an independent or student filmmaker?
Are you interested in attending a new Florida Film Festival?
The festival will take place from September 25, 2008 until October 1, 2008.
MORE ABOUT AMELIA ISLAND: www.go2amelia.com
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The Office of Disability Services for Students is kicking off March Disability Awareness Month with a student panel about their experiences as a college student on our campus.
It will be held next Tuesday, March 4th in the Maple Room of the IMU from 2:00 until 4:00.
Please attend if you can.
Obviously, your choice of advisor will be guided by your academic interests; you may also want to talk with either Jane Goodman (current DGS) or Jon Simons (DGS beginning in August 2008) about your choices. Although it is always possible to change advisors, doing so repeatedly may slow your progress toward graduation.
Once you have selected an advisor, you'll need to make sure this person is willing to serve. When you receive confirmation, please drop me an email letting me know who your advisor is. I'll keep a record of this for your file. Please remember that choosing an advisor by April 15th is one of the "remaining in good standing" requirements for your AI gig.
Please post any questions in the comments section. I'm sure if you have a question, someone else has it too.
Monday, February 25, 2008
It's something to think about as you plan your summer.
Position: Assistant Professor in Film Studies
The Department of Communication and Journalism, Auburn University, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film Studies to begin August 16, 2008. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly research or show promise of attaining such, and will teach Introduction to Film Studies, History of the American Film Industry, History of International Cinema, and Film Theory & Criticism. The candidate should also have experience or interest in directing a film festival. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English. Teaching load is negotiable.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant Communication area (A.B.D. considered with completion of degree by August 16, 2008). Evidence of excellent teaching is required.
Application Procedure: Send letter of application, official vita, transcripts of graduate work, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to:
Dr. Susan Brinson, Chair
Film Studies Search Committee
Department of Communication & Journalism
217 Tichenor Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-5211
Send inquiries (but not applications) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The search committee will begin reviewing applications March 17, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Communication and Journalism comprises more than 800 undergraduate students and a master's program and is the largest department in Auburn University's College of Liberal Arts. The department offers a master's degree in communication.
Auburn is located in the East Central portion of Alabama between Montgomery, Ala., and Atlanta. Auburn is within easy access of a large variety of cultural and historical sites, activities, and events. The university itself is located on a lovely campus and is the largest in Alabama with an enrollment of more than 23,500 students.
Auburn University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
Position: Assistant Professor in Visual Communication
The Department of Communication and Journalism, Auburn University, Alabama seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure track, assistant professor position in Visual Communication. The Department has 20 full time faculty members and is home to the largest number of majors in the College of Liberal Arts. Nearly 800 students major in one of the department's four sequences-Communication, Journalism, Public Relations and Radio-Television-Film. Auburn, "the loveliest village on The Plains," is located in central Alabama, 110 miles southwest of Atlanta and 110 southeast of Birmingham.
Candidates for the position should possess the following:
- A broad understanding of contemporary visual arts, new technologies and their
relationship and applications within the various communication processes.
- Experience and competency teaching a range of new media and applied technology courses that span the department's Radio-Television-Film, Public Relations and Journalism tracks. General course topics include the role of new media in public relations, imaging technology, visual arts in contemporary communication, new media design and programming.
- A solid theoretical and critical background to complement technological and artistic skills.
- Ability to work within and shape a well-rounded curriculum that is inclusive of technical, critical, historical and theoretical approaches to the communication processes.
Requirements: Terminal degree in a relevant discipline, Ph. D or M.F.A. ABD will be considered. Must have Ph.D degree by May 2009. Evidence of effective teaching experience and research potential. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U. S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English
The standard teaching load is five courses per academic year, not including summer. Candidate will be expected to establish an active research, writing or creative agenda, conduct effective teaching and advising students, and provide service on various levels.
Salary commensurate and benefits competitive.
Assignment begins 16 August 2008.
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please send letter, current vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. George Plasketes, Chair RTVF Search Committee
Department of Communication & Journalism
Auburn University, Auburn, Al 36849-5211
Phone: 334. 844.2760
Review of applicants will begin 10 March, 2008 and will continue until position is filled.
This month`s issue of AcademicKeys` e-Flier for Dramatic Artsfeatures 53 faculty openings, 3 senior administrative positions,and 2 Post-doc opportunities and links to hundreds more positionsin higher education._____________________________________________________________________Issue: Dramatic Arts 02/22/08Circulation: 11,000(Drama, Theatre, Dance, Film, Video)_____________________________________________________________________POST YOUR JOB ANNOUNCEMENTAdd your department`s positions to our next e-Flier, where 94%of the top 100 institutes in the US advertise their positions:_____________________________________________________________________FEATURED SERVICESearch journals and professional publications_______________________________________________________________________________________________Faculty Member, Digital FilmmakingSchool of Art, Design and Media (ADM)Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingaporeDate Posted: Jan. 23rd, 2008_____________________________________________________________________Mellon Postdoctoral FellowshipCinema & Media StudiesWellesley CollegeWellesley, MADate Posted: Jan. 11th, 2008__Assistant Professor-Film StudiesTheatre & Film StudiesUniversity of GeorgiaAthens, GADate Posted: Dec. 10th, 2007_____________________________________________________________________Film-Critical Studies FAC#38Film StudiesKeene State CollegeKeene, NHDate Posted: Dec. 6th, 2007_____________________________________________________________________Film Studies-Production FAC#37Film StudiesKeene State CollegeKeene, NHDate Posted: Dec. 6th, 2007_____________________________________________________________________Multi Media Theory - Asst/Assoc. ProfessorMultimedia DepartmentThe University of the ArtsPhiladelphia, PADate Posted: Oct. 22nd, 2007__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Positions in Visual Art and FilmPeck School of the ArtsUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukee, WIDate Posted: Oct. 17th, 2007_________________________________________________________________________________Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Film HistoryFilm and Electronic ArtsBard CollegeAnnandale-on-Hudson, NYDate Posted: Oct. 15th, 2007____________________________________________________________________________POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS:_____________________________________________________________________Postdoctoral Teaching in Theatre and FilmTheatre and FilmUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouver, BCCanadaDate Posted: Feb. 5th, 2008_____________________________________________________________________
GRADUATE EDUCATION DAY AT THE STATEHOUSE
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
You’re invited to celebrate graduate education in the state of
At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to:
- Meet other graduate students from
Indianaand Purdue Universities
- Learn how graduate education contributes to
’s economy Indiana
- Understand the importance of graduate education for training the researchers, teachers and business professionals for the future.
Noon – 3:00 p.m. Graduate Student Exhibit
Students will represent themes such as the following:
· Health / Biomedical
· Technology Education
· Advanced manufacturing
· Agriculture and Natural Resources
· Homeland Security
· Energy & Resources
· Life Sciences
· Social Sciences
2:00 p.m. Presentation
Dean Cindy Nakatsu,
Dean James C. Wimbush,
Provost Karen Hanson,
Interim Provost Victor Lechtenberg,
Christopher P. Leamon, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research, Endocyte Inc.
Appetizers, dessert and drinks will be served from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
For more information: Contact Erika Lee at The Indiana University Graduate School, 812-856-3744, email@example.com
Thursday, February 21, 2008
IUCC singers will be participating in "Sponsae Christi," a Medieval Liturgical Play. The concert features members of the IU Early Music Institute, and will be held in the Atrium of the IU Art Museum (located at 1133 E 7th St).
This event is free and open to the public - it should be a wonderful blend of music and art.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to:
- Earn more than $6000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $550 and $700 per week while teaching.
- Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
- Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.
The Institute is an educational service provider that teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the
We hire people who:
· Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
· Have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline
· Are responsible and hard working
· Have good communication and organization skills
· Will be patient and supportive with students
· Have regular access to a reliable car
We welcome you to submit an on-line application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at our website: http://www.readingprograms.org/teachingjobs
If this address does not work when you click on it, please copy and paste it into your browser.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
12 months fixed term contract
Part time – 28 hours per week
Birkbeck is a world-class research institution, a vibrant centre of academic engagement and excellence, and the
This is an opportunity for an academic with clear research skills in New Zealand Studies to contribute to the evolution and development of the Centre for New Zealand Studies. As an archive, research and resource base for New Zealand Studies the Centre is unique.
You are encouraged from any subject areas of New Zealand Studies. Whilst not essential, it is desirable that you will have a PhD, experience in supervising PhD students, and the ability to manage the Centre's website. The Centre runs seminars on a regular basis, organises an annual conference, publishes books and is responsible for a refereed journal.
A job share arrangement may be considered.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Ian Conrich, Director of the Centre for New Zealand Studies, on 07958 356 006
Salary: £24,781.60 per annum inclusive of
Closing date: Tuesday 11 March 2008
Click here to apply for this post (Search using Ref No. 10009)
Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer.
FACULTY & SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT
Director of the Centre
To supervise research students as appropriate
Academic & Research, Grade 7
DATE April 2007
Birkbeck is a world-class institution, a vibrant centre of academic engagement and excellence and the
There are nearly 19,000 students studying short courses, certificates, diplomas, first degrees, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degrees. Birkbeck provides Londoners with the unique opportunity to fit study around their busy lives.
Founded in 1823 as the London Mechanics’ Institute, Birkbeck was incorporated in the
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The main purpose of the job is to assist the Director in the operations and organisation of the Centre. Through the Centre this job will involve the supporting of the New Zealand Studies community, the research needs of visiting academics, and a focus on maximising the dissemination of work.
Main Duties of the Jobholder
· To work as required by the Director of the Centre for New Zealand Studies.
· To assist in the provision of a regular series of seminars, workshops, and screenings.
· To assist in the organisation of an annual conference.
· To transfer knowledge including practical skills, methods and techniques.
· To use a range of techniques to inspire and support researchers.
· To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the work of researchers.
· To supervise the work of students, including field trips where appropriate, provide advice on study skills, and help them with learning problems.
· To seek ways of improving performance by reflecting on design and delivery, and obtaining and analysing feedback from the line manager.
· To develop research objectives and proposals for individual or joint research, with the assistance of the Director, if required.
· To conduct individual and collaborative research projects.
· To write up research work for publication.
· To seek practical application of research findings.
· To make presentations at conferences and/or exhibit work in other appropriate events.
· To act as Editorial Assistant for Kakapo Books, liaising with contributors, the advisory board, the typesetter, and the Director, who acts as Series Editor.
· To identify sources of funding and contribute to the process of securing funds.
· To update knowledge and understanding in field or specialism.
· To translate knowledge of advances in the subject area into the course of study.
· To deal with routine communications using a range of media.
· To develop the ability to manage the updating of the Centre's website.
· To communicate complex information, and material of a specialist or highly technical nature, orally, in writing and electronically.
· To prepare and submit proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding purposes.
Working Relationships and Contacts
People management and teamworking
· Regular contact with the New Zealand Studies community providing research support and the dissemination of work.
· To collaborate with colleagues to identify ways in which the Centre can develop.
· To collaborate with academic colleagues regards the Centre's publications, the seminar series, website presence, and the development of research activity.
· To act in support of the Centre's fellows, visiting fellows, and visiting scholars.
· To build internal contacts and participate in internal networks for the exchange of information and to form relationships for future collaboration.
· To join external networks to share information and ideas.
· To oversee postgraduate students where required.
· To attend and contribute to group meetings for the Centre.
· To manage own teaching, research and administrative activities, with guidance if required.
· To use listening, interpersonal and pastoral care skills to deal with sensitive issues concerning students and researchers and provide support.
· To refer students and researchers to alternative sources and services for providing further help as appropriate.
Problem solving and impact
· To develop initiative, creativity and judgement in applying appropriate approaches to learning support and research activities.
· To respond to pedagogical and practical challenges.
· To share responsibility in deciding how to deliver research seminars.
· To contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues on academic content.
· To co-operate with others (such as support staff or academic colleagues) to ensure student needs and expectations, and those of the Centre, are met.
· To use teaching and research resources, laboratories and workshops as appropriate.
· To plan and manage own research and activities as agreed with mentor.
· To balance the competing pressures of supervision, scholarship, research, knowledge transfer, administrative demands and deadlines, with help from the line manager and peers.
· To be aware of the risks in the work environment and their potential impact on their own work and that of others.
· To develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning.
· To understand and apply the principles of equality of opportunity in an academic context.
· To engage in continuous professional development.
These are standard to all Birkbeck Job Descriptions
· To adhere to the College’s Equal Opportunities policy in all activities, and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible.
· To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and relevant EC directives.
· To work in accordance with the Data Protection Act and to ensure that all new systems are reported to your Data Protection Controller.
· To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected.
· To provide a healthy and comfortable working environment, smoking is prohibited throughout the College, except in specially designated areas.
FURTHER PARTICULARS & INFORMATION ON THE POST
£22,631.20 per annum on Grade 7 of the salary scales, plus £2,150.40 London Allowance per annum.
The appointment may be subject to a probationary period of 3 years
Duration of post:
0.8 appointment for 12 months, starting 1 April 2008
28 hours per week (0.8 fte)
Annual leave entitlement:
25 days per year, plus an additional six days when the College is closed during the spring and winter breaks. This is in addition to the eight bank holidays.
The normal retirement age for all staff is 65. The post is superannuable under the USS scheme (Universities Superannuation Scheme). This is a final salary scheme, and is often substantially more beneficial to the employee than a "money-purchase" scheme.
Wednesday 5 March 2008
Thursday 20 March 2008
Tuesday 1 April 2008
Informal enquiries can be made to:
Dr Ian Conrich, Centre for
Job Title: Lecturer in
Post No: COP247
Faculty and Dept/School: Centre for
· Breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline of New Zealand Studies, to work within established research programmes and to assist with the Centre's activities
· An ability to organise research seminars clearly and effectively
· Experience in supervising PhD students
· An ability to act as a production assistant on the Centre's publications
· Skills in research relevant to the subject area
· Effective oral and written communication skills, to convey both simple and more complex information and academic concepts
· Computer proficiency in standard packages (e.g. word processing, powerpoint presentation, e-mail and internet use)
· Proficiency in using equipment necessary for supporting research seminars (data projector etc)
· An ability to attract research funding
· An ability to develop or update regularly the Centre's website
· Experience of editing publications
· An ability to support the needs of the Director in the operations and organisation of the Centre
· Effective presentation skills
· An ability to relate well to students, especially mature students
· An ability to relate well to members of the public
· To appreciate and react to the needs of the Centre
· Organisation and administration skills
· Commitment to working with diversity
· Ability to engage and support the interest and enthusiasm of researchers
· Research experience at postgraduate level
· Teaching experience at degree level
· Experience of organising research seminars and events
· Educated to degree level
· A PhD in an area defined as New Zealand Studies
Organisation Chart -
Director of the Centre for
Vice-Master of Birkbeck