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2010-2011 Film & Media Studies Jobs

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See also:

Drama, Speech, Film & New Media 2011

FYI: Some Film/Screenwriting jobs are posted at CreativeWriting 2011.

Ashland University (OH)

From MLA Job Info List:

Ashland University seeks candidates for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English in film studies beginning August 2011. Ph.D. in hand by August 2011 and evidence of teaching excellence at the college level required. Commitment to composition is essential. Secondary areas in modern drama and/or screenwriting desired.

Deadline: Submit letter of application, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references to Dr. Deborah Fleming, Chair, Department of English, Ashland University, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805 or email to Applications will be reviewed beginning Nov. 1.

>Does anyone have a link for this job? Not an MLA member, and I can't find it on Ashland's website. A: Ad is also posted at

Boston University

From MLA Job Info List:

Assistant Professor of English (Film Studies), to teach film history and film/media theory, with strong capacity to teach in a related literary field.

Deadline: Send letter, vita, and 2-page description of dissertation or major publications by 1 November to Professor Leland Monk, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, 236 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215.

  • Request for more materials (10/20) (X2) It looks like they're reviewing materials on a rolling basis.
  • They have already sent out requests for more materials? But their deadline is not until Nov. 1? Hmmm. I second the skepticism. Received email confirmation of receipt of materials 10/26.
  • Search cancelled due to "a matter of budgetary priorities" (notified via email from dept. chair, 11/2).
  • Could others please confirm the cancellation? I got an e-mail last week confirming receipt of materials ( so I know they have my e-mail address), but did not get one today about the search being cancelled. Thanks.
  • BU just cancelled a search in Religious Studies last week (10/29), so that makes a cancellation here too plausible. But other confirmations would be helpful, yes.
  • sadly, i got the email cancellation this morning, too. they had already asked me for more materials a couple weeks ago, and the email specifically apologizes for asking for them right before the search got cancelled, so maybe at this point they've only sent out notifications to those of us who wasted our money on sending out the extra stuff... (x2)
  • It makes sense they were moving so fast w/ extra materials given that the job was cut-- they were probably hoping to make a hire this calendar year before the position was killed.

Brockport (College at), State University of New York


Assistant Professor of Film Studies. Duties include teaching three courses per semester (graduate and undergraduate), regular publication, coordination of Film Studies minor, advisement of minors, service to the department and college, and direction of MA theses. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or Film Studies; a record of teaching success; a record of scholarship in Film Studies. Apply online at:

Deadline: For best consideration, apply before November 19, 2010.

Bucknell University

Two-year visiting assistant professor of English (Film & Media Studies), entry level (no more than four years of full-time post-doctoral teaching experience at the time of appointment). LINK (Requisition # 06738) (Also posted on MLA Job Info List).

Deadline: November 16, 2010

California State University - San Luis Obispo

Assistant or Associate Professor - Media Studies or Film Studies Link

English: Assistant or Associate Professor in Media Studies or Film Studies, English Department, at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo to begin September 12, 2011. For job details, qualifications and instructions (online faculty application required) please visit and reply to Requisition #102141.

Deadline 11-15-10 (begin review)

Centre College (KY)

From MLA Job Info List:

Tenure-track assistant professor in English beginning August 2011. The successful candidate will hold a PhD and specialize in film with a secondary specialization in any area of English, American, or world literature, or creative writing (fiction/prose).

Deadline: To apply, please submit by post (no email applications): letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, materials demonstrating teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, CV, and transcripts to: Dean Stephanie Fabritius, Centre College, 600 W. Walnut St., Danville, KY 40422. Review of applications will begin November 8, 2010.

Columbia University

Job 1:

Assistant professorship in the field of digital humanities, new media, or the history and theory of the digital and its impact on reading, writing, and viewing. Work welcome on topics such as the impact of information technology on literary culture; online editions and text creation; the development of new reading and viewing publics; or emergent graphic, visual, and digital literary genres (in Dept. of English and Comparative Literature)

Link to University Job Site (Requisition # 0001525

Deadline: November 15

Job 2:

Assistant professorship in Film Division, School of the Arts. Emerging Scholar with interests in film theory, media theory, and international cinema.

Link to University Job Site (Requisition # 0001721)

Review begins 11/30/2010

DePaul University

Assistant Professor -Film Studies Link

emergent practices in film production, distribution and exhibition, media industries in an international context, or media policies and trade agreements in a converged environment

Deadline September 15, 2010 (begin review) - deadline changed to October 15 on DePaul website.

Received Email request for phone interview (11/2) x3

For those who got phone interviews---what are your teaching/research areas (broadly---no need to out yourself!) Thanks so much.

Drew University

From MLA Job Info List

English, 36 Madison Av Sitterly 107, Madison, NJ 07940 Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies [13548]Drew University, a selective liberal arts college located 30 miles outside New York City, seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of English specializing in Film Studies, who will participate in the possible development of Film and Media Studies, and who will contribute in other ways to the curriculum of the English Department. PhD required. Pending budget approval. Five course teaching load per year. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as a record of publication and evidence of an established research program. Submit cover letter and CV by November 1, 2010 to Professor Wendy Kolmar, English Department, Drew University, Madison, NJ 07940. In order to enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EEO employer. [R]Expires from JIL database 12 Nov 2010

>Link? (x2)

  • No link, sorry. The only place that I have seen this job advertised is in MLA JIL, so I have pasted the full ad above, in case that helps those who don't have access to that job list. (10/17).
  • Received email notification of application receipt (11/2) (x2)

Duke University

Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in film theory. LINK

Deadline: Applications received by October 22, 2010 will be given full consideration.

Franklin & Marshall College

Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies. Link.

"The successful candidate will teach 5 courses each year, about half in production and half in scholarly subjects (e.g., film history, critical studies, media theory), in a program that systematically integrates creative production and critical thinking"

Deadline 1-7-11

George Mason University

From MLA Job Info List (10/8):

Tenure-track assistant professor position in Film & Media Studies beginning Fall 2011. Candidates should have expertise in television/media studies, with interests that might include television history, theory and criticism, genre studies, US and international TV, and TV's evolving relation to the internet.

Deadline: Apply and attach a cover letter, CV, and writing sample of approximately 30 pages online at Look for position number F5099z. Please mail three letters of recommendation and academic transcripts through mail to the chair of the search committee: Cynthia Fuchs, Department of English, MS 3E4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444. Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2010.

Georgetown University

4 TT positions in technology studies, in the department of Communication, Culture and Technology. Deadline Nov 1

Indiana University

Assistant Professor, Digital and Social Media Link

digital media studies focused on social dimensions and potentials of digital media

Deadline 11-15-10

Oakland University

Assistant Professor, Cinema Studies

Link to University HR

From SCMS site: "... specialization in one or more of the following fields: silent cinema, global/national/transnational cinema, avant-garde cinema, and contemporary cinema. The ability to teach undergraduate courses in screenwriting or digital video production is also desirable. ... 3/2 teaching load."
"Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing teaching and research goals, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, and writing sample. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. Applications and letters of reference should be submitted no later than Friday, November 19, 2010, and addressed to: Professor Susan Hawkins; Chair, Department of English; Oakland University; 544 O’Dowd Hall; Rochester, MI 48309. Application materials may be submitted by email to"

Deadline 11-19-10

Oklahoma State University (2 positions in "Screen Studies")

Posted at MLA Job Info List

Position 1.

Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track or tenured position, with an emphasis on American cinema, particularly American film history. Any time period or research focus, but candidates should have a demonstrated ability to teach at least some of the following courses: screen theory, film history, and genre.

Position 2.

Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track or tenured position, with an emphasis on international cinema and/or transnational cinema. Any area of specialization welcome; candidates should be prepared to teach film history and theory as well as classes like aesthetics of film and culture and the moving image.

Deadline: Send letter of application, cv, writing sample, and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript to Carol Moder, Head, English Department, Oklahoma State University, 205 Morrill Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078-4069. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 3, 2010.

Pitzer College

Assistant Professor of Media Studies (posted on SCMS)

Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Media Studies with an emphasis in Urban Studies for an appointment beginning Fall 2011. Applicants should have teaching and research interests that link Media Studies with the Social Sciences, including experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods, as well as community based research and learning. We are particularly interested in candidates who perform global and local comparative analysis of community-based media based in Africa, India, or the Middle East, and their transnational visual cultures. Experience in teaching media production courses is desirable. Applicants should have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Deadline 10-15-10

phone interviews held.

Southern Oregon University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies. Link.

"Preference will be given to candidates with experience in interdisciplinary research and teaching, film/video/digital media production."

Deadline 11-15-10

St. Olaf College

  • should this be posted on the film page since film studies is an optional, secondary interest?

Assistant Professor, English Link

twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature, with emphasis on post WWII multicultural literatures such as Latina/o, Native American, African American, Indian American, and Asian American literatures. Desirable secondary interests include film

Deadline 10-15-10

Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2011 & Other Ethnic American 2011

University of California, Berkeley

Posted at NCA

Lecturer: Media Studies

UC Berkeley's interdisciplinary Media Studies program is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time, one-year lecturer position for the 2011-2012 academic year, with the possibility of renewal. Media Studies at Berkeley is one of twelve major programs in the Office of Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies. Candidates should be able to teach courses that examine media institutions, technologies, texts, and/or audiences from a historical and analytical perspective. Expertise and teaching experience in any of the following areas are particularly desirable: intro to media studies, visual communication, media and technology, television criticism, international media, media history. A full-time teaching load is six classes, or five classes plus some advising. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To be considered for the position, candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2011 and should send curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, sample course syllabi, and at least three letters of recommendation by February 1, 2011 to: Jean P. Retzinger, Assistant Director, Media Studies, 231 Evans Hall #2922, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2922. Refer potential reviewers to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality found at:

For further information about the program or about applying, please e-mail Jean Retzinger at

Deadline: Feb 1, 2011

University of California, Santa Cruz

Assistant or Associate Professor, Critical Studies in Film & Digital Media Link

The Film & Digital Media Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenured) in critical studies. We are seeking a hybrid artist/scholar or a scholar who works in the area of experimental practices across fiction and non-fiction. A secondary specialty in any of the following areas would be particularly desirable: histories of technology, media cultures and/or the avant-garde, especially as they relate to the genealogy of cinema to digital; global or transnational media; or studies of race.

Minimum Qualifications: For appointment at Assistant Professor level: a Ph.D. in relevant field of study; demonstrated potential as a researcher/scholar; commitment to and talent for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels; a potential for undertaking administrative service required.
Deadline: October 15, 2010
. Position Start Date: Friday, July 1, 2011

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Assistant Professor, American Studies. Link

teach American Studies, as well as Film, TV, and/or New Media

Deadline 10-1-10

  • Also posted at American Studies 2011-2012
  • 10/10: Note following updates from "American Studies 2011" page:
  • "Received acknowledgement and EEOC form (online) 2 October"
  • "Invited to interview at ASA conference, 8 October"
  • Received Rejection notice via mail, 11/8.

University of Kansas

Assistant Professor of New Media (in Department of Film and Media Studies). H-Net Ad.

The candidate will develop and teach a minimum of four courses per year primarily in, but not limited to, New Media practice and theory.

Screening of applications begins December 17, 2010, and continues as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

University of Maryland (2 postions)

From MLA JIL (11/11):

Two tenure-track positions in Film Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to start August 15, 2011. One position will have its tenure home in the Department of English and the Program in Comparative Literature; the other position will have its tenure home in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. This cluster hire is part of the College’s expanding interdisciplinary program in Film Studies ( All candidates must have a Ph.D. in Film Studies, or closely related field, at the time of appointment.

We seek two creative and active scholars with clearly demonstrated research and teaching interests in a range of critical issues related to the study of film. A variety of methodological and critical approaches is welcome. Research specialization is open and could include film theory, film history, history and film, genre study, screen theory, transnational/transcultural cinema, Hollywood, or global cinema.

To apply, visit Search and apply for position number 116839.

For best consideration, interested candidates should apply by December 7, 2010. Please submit letter of application; c.v.; article-length writing sample; dissertation abstract; and three letters of recommendation.

University of Michigan

Professor, Screen Arts and Cultures

Open rank, open field position. Areas of particular interest are classical Hollywood and non-Western cinema and television

Deadline 9-15-10

  • Has anyone heard from Michigan?
  • They are bringing in all senior faculty for the position (10/29)

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Assistant Professor of Film Studies. Link.

"The ideal candidate should be able (1) to contribute to our departmental offerings in film and literature and the university minor in "Global Cinema" ; (2) to situate film in a comparativist and interdisciplinary framework, demonstrating research expertise in traditions that go beyond Hollywood cinema; and (3) to train a growing number of graduate students with interests in international cinema and critical theory. The position carries a 2-2 teaching load with significant research expectations."

Deadline 11-15-10

University of Notre Dame

Assistant Professor of Television Studies, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (posted on SCMS)

The University of Notre Dame, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Television Studies. This faculty member will be responsible for contributing to the department’s growing concentration in this area. Duties include teaching four courses per year, carrying out a rigorous program of research leading to publication contributing department and university service, and mentoring undergraduate majors. There also will be the opportunity to participate in the interdisciplinary PhD in Literature program and in the Graduate Minor in Screen Cultures. Deadline 11-1-10

Deadline posted is incorrect -- the FTT Job Posting says they begin consideration on 4 October.

University of Rochester

Media Position in English Department: Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Link to University HR

Deadline: November 15, 2010

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tenure eligible asst. or assoc. professor in field of "Theory and History of Media or Film" (one area in search for 4 separate postions): see VCU's Position Announcement for further details.

The application review process will begin on October 20, 2010. For full consideration, applications must be received prior to November 25, 2010.

Washington University - St. Louis

Assistant Professor, Film Studies

Cinema in a global context, national/transnational cinema, emergent cultural industrial models, documentary, avant-garde

"In order to apply please visit our online application system at and select Job ID 20535."

Deadline 10-15-10

  • I'm wondering how others are interpreting the requirement to include "supporting materials concerning teaching." I'm assuming this could mean evaluations and syllabi. Has anyone inquired?
  • I have, it's teaching philosophy, syllabi and evaluations.
  • did anyone else find the online application confusing? i had difficulty uploading each document separately?
  • Very. It allows you to upload only after you complete the application. Bizarre, but if you perservere, it'll attach the docs.

Phone interview requested 11/8

Phone interview requested 11/9

Wayne State University

Assistant Professor, English Link

teach courses in Film and New Media. "Preference will be given to applicants who engage the intersections of cinema studies and new media studies. Special areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, global film and new media, African-American film and new media, and television and new media."

Deadline 11-01-2010

  • Dossier Request on 11/2 (x3)
  • Dossier Request on 11/4 (x2)
  • Dossier Request on 11/5
  • Received Rejection Notice on 11/10 (x7)
  • Rejection Notice Received via email or snailmail? (11/10) It was received via email.

General Discussion

Here we go again. Good luck.

  • Can we please have links for the job listings, if they are available? (8-14) 'So far, the only stuff posted has been on the SCMS website, which is password-protected.'