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Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies

Organization: Washington University, St Louis
Date Posted: 8/30/2019
Date Needed: 7/1/2020
City: St. Louis
Location: Missouri
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

The Program in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for an assistant professor position in U.S. film/media studies. The position starts in academic year 2020-21.  This is a full-time, tenure-track appointment.  The Program is seeking a scholar who specializes in U.S. film/media within the context of changing technologies and production cultures.  Normal teaching load is two courses per semester at the undergraduate as well as graduate level.  We anticipate the hire will teach courses related to their research specialization, but candidates should have sufficient range of knowledge and classroom experience to be able to rotate comfortably into our current curriculum.  Diversity and inclusion are core values of Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students learn and thrive.  Pedagogical interest in bridging the gap between studies and production practice is also welcomed.  The duties of this position beyond teaching are conducting research and other scholarly activities, including publishing in scholarly journals and performing departmental and university service as well as other duties assigned by the University.. Candidates should show leadership potential and possess the ability to initiate collaborations across campus drawing on the strengths of FMS as a humanities-focused program specializing in comparative global film/media industries and cultures. 

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in film/media studies or a closely related field by August 2020.  Teaching experience is expected.

Preferred Qualifications

A record of strong, qualitative-based scholarly research and teaching of film/media in a liberal arts setting,

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University‚Äôs policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

How to Apply / Contact

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please submit a letter of interest by Interfolio at describing your areas of expertise, as well as the following: curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, an official graduate transcript, a statement of teaching philosophy no longer than two pages, evidence of teaching excellence (two sample syllabi, quantitative student evaluations, observation reports) and a writing sample (maximum 30 pages). For questions regarding navigating Interfolio's system, please contact Interfolio's support team at or (877) 997-8807. For inquiries about the process of application, please contact the Program in Film & Media Studies at  For questions regarding the position, please contact Chair of Search Committee, Dr. Gaylyn Studlar at

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