Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts
seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in Cinema Studies for a 1.5
year, full-time position beginning January 1, 2022 and ending June
We are looking for a dynamic and innovative scholar with a wide
range of interests in cinema studies. The candidate will teach
undergraduate students in our major in Performing and Media Arts,
which combines theory and practice in film, transmedia, theatre,
and dance in unusual and experimental ways. Courses – which uphold
and challenge core training in the discipline of cinema and media
studies – would include an introductory-level course, a two-course
sequence in global cinema, and elective courses in the candidate’s
range of interests. The teaching load is two courses per semester.
The successful candidate will also engage in the intellectual life
of the department beyond its teaching mission, including as a
participant in the department colloquium. We are interested in
recruiting candidates who demonstrate commitment to the highest
standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity
consistent with a Research I university. Our department is
committed to the development of a campus climate that supports
equality and diversity.
The Department of Performing and Media Arts offers B.A. and
Ph.D. degrees that allow students to study and explore within and
across the disciplines film, theatre, and dance. More information
is available at https://pma.cornell.edu
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum
vitae, a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and
Inclusion (please see
for more information), a writing sample, a teaching portfolio (if
available), and three letters of recommendation to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/19222.
Strong candidates will have familiarity with issues of equity and
inclusion in the film and media industry and a commitment to
cultivating underrepresented voices in the classroom. Please note
that the candidate's highest terminal degree must be a PhD, and the
candidate must have the PhD officially awarded no later than
December 31, 2021.
The deadline for applications is October 15, 2021.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's
heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO,
Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also
recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for
Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.