Associate Professor - World Cultures and Literatures - (FAC001916)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Houston seeks to hire a mid-career scholar (at the rank of Associate Professor) of global/non-Western film and media studies for our comparative World Cultures and Literatures undergraduate and graduate programs. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching expertise in cinema and media, digital culture, and/or non-cinematic media in one or more of the following areas: Latinx/Chicanx, Asian, African American or African diaspora studies, Queer studies, or Indigenous studies. We are also interested in candidates with a demonstrated engagement with one or more of the following areas: film theory, critical race theory, postcolonial studies, and gender studies. Advanced proficiency in a language other than English is a desirable qualification.

The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record in film and media, film and media theory, cultural studies and cultural production, in addition to having an excellent record in teaching and service at the university level. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted via . Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample(recent published article), unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information for (4) professional references. Should your listed references be contacted, they will be asked to submit a letter of reference via email attachment. Applications received before November 14, 2021 will have full consideration.

The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. For more information about the program, please visit the World Cultures and Literatures web page

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, Women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :
  • PhD in literary or film studies, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: Latinx/Chicanx, Asian, African American or African diaspora studies, Queer studies, or Indigenous studies.
  • Scholarly record that warrants appointment at the rank of Associate Professor
  • Demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching
  • Research and teaching interests that include visual culture, film, race, gender, and diaspora studies
Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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