The Evergreen State College

Public Liberal Arts College

The Evergreen State College seeks a media artist with a commitment to linking the theory and practice of nonfiction media to co-teach our foundation media program in collaboration with other interdisciplinary media faculty. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate deep engagement with documentary and community-based media production and with the critical frameworks informing documentary practice. S/he will have demonstrated experience utilizing media as a tool for engaging students and communities in collaborative modes of inquiry, education and problem-solving, and will have the knowledge and flexibility to teach and deploy a range of documentary and experimental strategies, techniques and formats, as appropriate, to different constituencies and issues. The ability to engage in on- and off-campus collaborations, as demonstrated through personal work and teaching, is required. The ability to help students produce collaborative projects with the potential to be shared and utilized both on campus and in community settings, through media campaigns, community media centers and/or public television, is highly desirable.  Experience in teaching, as well as a commitment to working with diverse and underserved student populations is also required.

 

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate experience working with students in the areas of nonfiction media production, media theory, visual analysis, and critical reading and writing. Experience linking media with other disciplines through personal practice, teaching and/or research is highly desirable. Experience working across significant differences (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) is required. Other desirable qualifications include expertise and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following: 16mm film production, Global Cinema, theory and practice of experimental performance, video installation and/or digital storytelling. We are particularly interested in candidates who are committed to exploring how media can be used to further community collaboration, democratize media practices, and reconstitute the public sphere.

 

This position is designed for a working artist and teacher. MA and active exhibition record required. MFA or other terminal degree preferred.

 

Minimum Qualifications

MA in Documentary or Media Studies or related field (Journalism, Community Studies, Film/Video Production)
Active exhibition record of non-fiction and/or community-based media production
Ability to teach topics related to nonfiction media, and a range of documentary and experimental strategies, techniques and formats
Experience using media as a tool to engage in community-based modes of inquiry, education, and problem-solving, with on and off-campus collaborations
Teaching experience in one or more of the following settings – community based organizations, high school and/or youth media programs, college or university media arts/documentary programs
Experience working with and supporting populations traditionally underserved and under-represented in the media field
Preferred Qualifications
MFA in Documentary or Media Studies
The ability to help students produce collaborative projects
Experience teaching one or more of the following – 16mm film production, Global Cinema, theory and practice of experimental performance, video installation, and/or digital storytelling
Commitment to exploring media practices as a tool for community collaboration, democratization, and reconstituting the public sphere
We will begin accepting applications in March 2017, and anticipate review of completed applications beginning in April 2017.

For more detailed information and for application instructions go to: http://www.evergreen.edu/node/85011

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