Visiting Assistant Professor - Film Studies

New York, United States
Competitive Salary
May 28, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Film and Representation Studies to begin August 2021.  Specializations in African American cinema, Latinx and Latin American cinema, LGBTQ cinema, or Women’s cinema are especially desired. Scholars with the ability to teach filmmaking or screenwriting are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach 3 film studies courses per semester, including special topics courses in their field and either Introduction to Film Studies, History of Cinema, or Film Theory. Ph.D. preferred at the time of appointment, but advanced ABD candidates will also be considered. Experience teaching film studies at the undergraduate level is required.

The program in Film and Representation Studies at St. Lawrence University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that supports students and teachers of all backgrounds. We require applicants to submit a one-page diversity statement on how their teaching, scholarship, and/or service could promote diversity and inclusion in a liberal arts environment. For more information, see the St. Lawrence University Statement on Diversity at

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Richard Jenseth, Search Chair, at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity, and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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