Professor in Ethnographic Film Practice and Visual Anthropology

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The Department of Anthropology at UCL is a research-led department with an international reputation, offering innovative teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We invite applications for a Professor in Ethnographic Film Practice and Visual Anthropology. The candidate will be expected to carry out high-quality research, teaching and administration within the department. This includes contributing to core teaching for masters and undergraduate programmes as well as developing advanced optional modules in the appointee’s area of specialisation.

We seek applicants with outstanding practice-based research and teaching expertise within Ethnographic and Anthropological Film. Candidates with outstanding and awarded film practice and theory interests that complement the interests of existing staff in the Department of Anthropology are particularly sought.

The position is available from September 2019.

The successful candidates will be active filmmakers and anthropological researchers working abroad (away from their home country). Candidates must hold a PhD in Anthropology. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding record on the international film stage as an innovative voice in ethnographic film, as well as a reputation for the teaching of such. They will be able to help lead the teaching in the MA Ethnographic and Documentary Film and the MFA in Creative Documentary but also across courses in visual and media anthropology. The candidate will have had a long-form (feature length) documentary work shown in first rank (‘A list’) international film festivals (Berlin, Locarno, Sundance etc.) and it is preferable that they have been in competition and even awarded there (or equivalent levels of acclaim – eg international cinematic distribution – for cinematic documentary work). It is also essential that candidates have experience teaching documentary film practice at the PhD, MFA, and undergraduate level.

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ’Apply Now’ button below.

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Michael Stewart (m.stewart [at] ucl[.]ac[.]uk)

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Christian Sana (c.sana [at] ucl[.]ac[.]uk)

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.

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