Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Film Studies advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.


Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

Please contribute to transparency in the academy by adding yourself and your advisors to the Academic Tree project.

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Assistant Professor, Film Studies, "We especially encourage applicants with interest in transnational cinematic movements, including African Diasporic/Black, Latin-American/Latinx, and Global Indigenous." Due: October 4, 2020, TT. 10/30 - Request for writing sample (due 11/4).
  2. The Ohio State University, Department Chair, The Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts. "The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the department’s areas of teaching, scholarship, and practice, which include performance history and theory; theatre design and technology; acting; directing; and film studies and media production." Review of applications begins: January 4, 2021. Tenured (Associate Professor or Professor).
  3. University of Washington (Seattle, WA), Assistant Professor, Cinema and Media Studies. Specialization: Race and Media in the US: "Race and cinema, television, or media in the United States, in any of the following specializations, including but not restricted to, African-American, Latinx, Native American, or Asian-Pacific-American cinema and media." Due: November 1, 2020. TT.

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines

Word on the Street

Any movement on MIT? R1: Received a request for writing sample on 10/30 (due 11/4), but nothing since.

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