Assistant Professor in Cinema and Media Studies

University of Washington
Washington, United States
Aug 29, 2018
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in cinema and media studies whose research and teaching focus on new media, broadly defined. This position may involve specialization in animation, digital media, game studies, global media practices, and/or immersive media as well as work with gender, queer, and/or critical race theory.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in film or media studies, or in a closely related field, and demonstrate strong facility in historical, theoretical, and humanistic approaches. A public institution, the University of Washington seeks candidates who are able to work effectively with diverse student and community populations. This position will involve excellence in research and teaching on every level, from introductory large-lecture classes in cinema and media studies to advanced graduate seminars, as well as a commitment to fully participate in departmental committees and governance. The appointment begins 16 September 2019.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • a letter of interest
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • at least 3 letters of recommendation
  • a statement of current and future research plans
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as course evaluations)
  • a writing sample: either a published journal article or book chapter, or a dissertation chapter and abstract.


Applicants should describe in their cover letter how their scholarship and teaching would contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.


To apply:


Preference will be given to dossiers received by 5 November 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (