Video Faculty Position at Bennington College

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Bennington College seeks a video artist as a full-time faculty member to teach video production and moving image history. The ideal candidate should possess solid conceptual, technical and theoretical understandings of the moving image arts. Additionally, the candidate should have a strong exhibition or screening record and teaching experience at the college level in video production and elements of moving image history. We are especially interested in applicants whose artwork engages with issues of race, class, or gender.

Faculty members at Bennington are teacher-practitioners whose professional work is in ongoing dialogue with their teaching and advising. Faculty teach five courses per year and fully engaged student advising is an expectation. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to developing curriculum that invites the participation of students with a broad range of interests.

Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.

Candidates should apply online to by submitting: a) letter of application that describes teaching experience, professional work and includes a reflection on the candidate’s potential to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service; b) curriculum vitae; c) teaching statement which includes a description of three (3) courses and d) the names and contact information for three references.

In recognition of the employment challenges sometimes faced by academic couples in small communities, the College will also consider applications to share equally a single full-time faculty position. Applicants must each submit an individual application and indicate in their cover letters that that they are applying jointly.

Priority will be given to applications received by 10/1/2017.