The Wesleyan Documentary Project, a program in the College of Film and the Moving Image at Wesleyan University, is inviting applications to a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning September 1, 2021.
The successful candidate is expected to lay the groundwork for a biennial interdisciplinary summit that will feature documentary scholars, practitioners, industry executives and funders engaged in what has been termed the “decolonize the doc” movement. Duties may also include teaching one course per year and providing pedagogical support to our documentary studies classes.
We invite applications from scholar-teachers with a Ph.D. in hand by start of the appointment. Candidates must have a particular focus on documentary film including current works and practices, and can specialize in documentary film studies, film studies, cinema studies, global media, media studies or a related field. Those with an additional interdisciplinary interest in Latinx studies are particularly encouraged to apply. The position requires excellent organizational and time management skills, outstanding writing and communication abilities, a collaborative working style and adaptability. Knowledge of Spanish would be considered an asset.
This Postdoctoral position offers opportunities to build administrative experience, further professional development, contribute to an emerging undergraduate documentary curriculum and participate in the campus-wide academic community.
Successful candidates will join a distinguished undergraduate major with fifty years of achievement and over 400 alumni working throughout the film and television industries. Our curriculum unifies media studies with production in a liberal-arts setting and emphasizes audience-centered artistic practice.
This position is renewable for a second year based on performance.