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Pro Tem Instructor Cinema Studies (Theory

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
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Pro Tem Instructor Cinema Studies (Theory & Practice) - Open Pool

Job no: 527818
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Arts/Theater/Museum, Instruction

Department: Cinema Studies
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
August 2, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include a CV/resume; brief cover letter indicating your areas of expertise and evidence of successful teaching (such as inclusive practices in production and/or critical studies); and contact information for three professional references.

Department 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. The major blends cinema history, theory, aesthetics, and digital production with courses that span the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Design, and the School of Journalism and Communication. The department supports a computer lab and an equipment room in the Knight Library.

Position Summary
The Cinema Studies Department at the University of Oregon is seeking qualified applicants for its open instructor pool. Positions, when available, are limited duration appointments (from one term of 10 weeks to several terms) and are potentially renewable for up to a total of three years. In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on departmental need, funding, and performance.

Minimum Requirements
  • An MFA or PhD in a field related to Cinema Studies (e.g., Film/Media Studies, English, Journalism, Mass Communication)
  • In exceptional circumstances, when staffing production courses, a bachelor's degree with two years of professional production experience and/or strong pedagogical training in a related field may substitute for an advanced degree

    Preferred Qualifications
  • College-level teaching experience appropriate to the needs of the department
  • Demonstrated attention to the barriers that can prevent full participation of underrepresented groups in higher education and/or in media industries

    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 by 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.

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