Assistant Professor, General Faculty Arts & Sciences Department of Media Studies

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 03, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

R0022117 Assistant Professor, General Faculty Arts & Sciences Department of Media Studies

The Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Academic General Faculty Assistant Professor. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can develop and teach courses on film, video, and online streaming and distribution with an emphasis on issues of race and ethnicity in global contexts. The appointment begins August 25, 2021.

Evidence of excellent teaching and commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and equity is required. The ability to teach introductory courses in film and television studies, media history, and global media studies would be a plus.

Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Media Studies or a related field, by the time of appointment, will be considered for the rank of Assistant Professor, General Faculty. The teaching commitment for a full-time position is three courses per semester. Department service is also required.

This is a three-year, tenure-ineligible appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance, and need for the position.

To apply:
Apply online at search for posting R0022117 (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:

  1. Cover letter that includes the following: a discussion of your interest in applying and your relevant research and teaching experience. Your cover letter should also address your demonstrated experience teaching courses that address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or your experience working with diverse student communities.
  2. Current CV.
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. 1 sample syllabus.
  5. Contact information for three professional references.

*** Please note that ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box, and you can combine documents into one PDF. ***

 **Applications that do not have all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Review of applications will begin March 17, 2021 and the search will remain open until filled.

Questions about the position should be directed to Aswin Punathambekar, Search Committee Chair, at Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, at

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