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Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies: Narrative TV Production

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Film & Video
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies: Narrative TV Production

Job no: 532005

Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Arts/Theater/Museum, Humanities, Instruction

Department: Cinema Studies
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: Select

Application Deadline

Review begins October 1, 2023; position open until filled

Required Application Materials

For consideration as a candidate, please provide the following:
  • An application letter (Cover letter) addressing how your qualifications meet the position description and departmental priorities, as identified above
  • A CV with embedded links to creative work (indicate top three selections for review)
  • A one (1) page teaching statement that addresses inclusive teaching practices and your potential contributions to departmental goals. To address inclusivity, candidates should provide their unique perspectives on how they have, will, or plan to contribute to equity, inclusion, and diversity as members of the UO Cinema Studies community. We welcome candidates to share how their experiences—inside or outside of academia—illustrate this commitment.
  • Contact information for 3 references where indicated in the online application process

    Semi-Finalists will be asked to provide the following materials. Please do not submit additional materials until they are requested:
  • Two (2) sample syllabi that illustrate the kinds of production courses you are prepared to teach in this position Syllabi should showcase the ability to teach TV (ex: writing for television, etc.) and technical skills (single-camera production, Intro to Narrative Production, etc.)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation; we will request letters from the references you provide with your application.

    Position Announcement

    The Cinema Studies Department at the University of Oregon is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Narrative Fiction Production. The successful applicant will begin in fall 2024 and should specialize in television encompassing its various formats (broadcast, streaming, social media platforms, etc.).

    The successful applicant will be an artist focusing on narrative fiction (including shorts, features, and/or episodic narratives), have an established or promising record of accomplishment of screenings at festivals or via other distribution platforms, and demonstrate an inclusive teaching philosophy and practice.

    We invite applicants with a vibrant portfolio of work (completed or in progress). We are especially interested in filmmakers who will strengthen the department's integration of scholarship and creative practice. Competitive applicants will exhibit a strong conceptual and technical understanding of the field and a record of training and mentoring undergraduate populations as creative artists. They will also be conversant with the issue of television's place in the contemporary global screen media landscape.

    Department or Program Summary

    The Department of Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon is a community of scholars, practitioners, and staff dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded study of cinema, a term that we use to encompass film, television, and/or emerging forms of media. Cinema Studies at UO is a growing department in the Humanities that is committed to interdisciplinarity and diversity that spans both global communities and marginalized U.S. social identities. Our scholarship, pedagogy, and practice explore a range of media objects and their contexts, including history, artistry, industry, identity, geopolitics, and systems of power. Our department's shared mission is to use our critical and creative tools to amplify underrepresented voices, interrogate power, and drive change by blending filmmaking practice and its academic study.

    We particularly welcome candidates from populations historically underrepresented in or excluded from media industries or academia. We are especially interested in candidates who can support our work in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach with women, first-generation students, communities of color, immigrants, international students, and other underrepresented groups.

    Minimum Requirements

  • MFA or PhD in Production or related field in hand by time of appointment
  • Evidence of an active artistic practice

    Preferred Qualifications

  • On-set production experience
  • Technical skills (cinematography, editing, sound, etc.)
  • Teaching/Training experience (at the college level; in or beyond the classroom)
  • Demonstrated attention to the barriers that can prevent full participation of underrepresented groups in higher education and media production industries

    About the University

    The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds a distinguished ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body, as well as campus-wide efforts to build a welcoming, inclusive community. The UO's 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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