We are seeking an Associate Professor/Professor to enrich and advance our program in Screen and Cultural Studies. The appointee will have expertise and significant publications in areas of Screen Studies scholarship that complement and enhance our Program.
Screen Studies at the University of Melbourne is concerned with the aesthetics, history and theory of film and screen media. The Program offers students the critical, analytical, theoretical and creative tools required to understand the cinema and work with the moving image in diverse forms. Students taking undergraduate and graduate subjects encounter a diverse range of moving images from various countries and creative and industrial contexts, from the pre-history of cinema to the most contemporary developments in global digital screen media. Screen Studies places film, television and screen texts firmly in the context of their essential relationships with the visual and performing arts and the creative arts generally. It also examines the role screens play in the study of a variety of humanities and social science disciplines. Screen Studies at Melbourne is widely recognised for its excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship and research. Staff in the stream are committed to classroom-based teaching as well as developing online, interactive projects to support students and encourage them to excel in the discipline. Screen Studies staff are active in publishing in their areas of expertise and are successful in attracting research funding, including Australian Research Council Discovery and Linkage grants, University and Faculty funding as well as collaborating to develop grants with colleagues across the globe. We aim to continue to develop these strengths, particularly in the areas of:
- Local and global film cultures, genres, movements and industries;
- Gender, sexuality, and feminist film theory;
- Film history and media archaeologies from pre-cinema to new digital media;
- Screen media's relationships with the visual, performing and creative arts;
- Interdisciplinary collaborations across the humanities and social sciences;
- The materiality of film and digital cinema;
- Phenomenology, aesthetics, politics and ethics of the cinema.
The Screen and Cultural Studies Program at the University of Melbourne is an innovative and distinctive formation that fosters research and teaching in both Screen Studies and Cultural Studies, as well as the critical intersections between these disciplines.