Assistant Professor, American Screen Media in Global Context

University of Cincinnati
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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

Assistant Professor, American Screen Media in Global Context

 Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Job Overview
The new School of Communication, Film, and Media Studies (SCFMS) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati brings together academic programs in Communication, Public Relations, Digital Media, and Film & Media Studies. 

The SCFMS invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies with a focus in American screen media in a global context. We are seeking candidates with research specializations in areas such as, but not limited to, documentary theory, new media, or issues of representation on screen and/or in film industries from the perspective of diaspora, race, or ethnic studies and/or gender studies.

Essential Functions
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a research agenda and can expect to teach two courses per semester in the Film & Media Studies program and affiliated interdisciplinary programs within the SCFMS at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These courses may include, but not be limited to, introductory core survey classes and advanced seminars on rotating topics that cover multiple media forms, technologies, industries, and their relationships. Research duties will involve conducting original research and publishing in one's area(s) of expertise.

Service activities such as serving on program, School-wide, College-wide, or University-wide committees and community engagement through the University's Niehoff Center for Film & Media Studies will also be expected.

Minimum Requirements
All of the following are required prior to the effective date of the appointment:

  • A PhD in Film and Media Studies or a closely related field
  • Three academic years of experience teaching courses in Film & Media Studies or a related field at the undergraduate or graduate level, which could have been as a teaching assistant, adjunct or full-time faculty

Application Process
Interested and qualified applicants must complete our online application at In addition to the application, candidates must submit a letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, a one-page diversity statement, teaching evaluations, and university transcripts of all graduate work. Please use the additional documents feature to attach the required information. Additionally, three letters of recommendation should also be sent by the recommenders to the Chair of the Committee Dr. Michael Gott (

Review of applications will begin on November 29, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran

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