Asst Professor, Cinema Studies

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Film & Video, Media Studies, Humanities, American Studies, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time

VIRGINIA TECH - School of Performing Arts - Assistant Professor, Cinema Studies. Tenure-track, full-time, 9-month. Start date: August 10, 2022.

We seek a humanities-based teacher-scholar with an active research program, strong pedagogical skills, and the ability to teach Introduction to Cinema as well as upper-division Cinema courses that reflect their specific research interests. Housed in the School of Performing Arts (Music, Theatre, Cinema, and Dance), Cinema is a young and growing program that combines cinema studies and production.

The successful candidate will have: demonstrated scholarly potential; a deep knowledge of cinema history; the ability to address questions of diversity, equity, and social justice and to effectively teach the impacts and consequences of the art of cinema on society, culture, and identity.

Responsibilities include: 2 courses per semester; recruiting, mentoring, and advising undergraduate Cinema majors; development of Cinema curriculum.

Additional opportunities for teaching and research include cross-disciplinary collaboration with colleagues within and beyond the School of Performing Arts: Music, Theatre, Cinema, and Dance.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in cinema, film, cultural studies, or a closely-related field.
• A demonstrated commitment to scholarship.
• A record of successful teaching at the university level.
• The ability to integrate multicultural and contemporary perspectives into the curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications

• Evidence of vision and leadership in program development.
• Ability and willingness to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.

To apply, please go to and reference posting number 518700 and attach:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of three professional references with contact information.

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

    About Virginia Tech

    Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

    Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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    Advertised: December 18, 2021
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