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Visiting Assistant Professor in Film Studies

Pepperdine University
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Film & Video, Media Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Humanities and Teacher Education division of the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University is seeking a full-time faculty appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor in Film Studies to begin August 2022. The Film Studies program is interdisciplinary and offers three tracks: critical studies, writing for screen and television, and production.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Film (critical studies), Cinema and Media Studies, English, Creative Writing, or a related discipline. Potential secondary fields include screenwriting, creative writing, production, English, and/or cultural studies. Preference will be given to candidates with degree completion at the time of application with teaching experience and primary training in film (Critical Studies or Film/Television and Media Studies) and secondary training in screen writing. The candidate should demonstrate competencies to support and teach curriculum in cinema critical studies, including aesthetics, history, and theory. Additionally, the candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach diverse content areas, be able to contribute to the scholarship in the field, and be able to support curricular assessment, and other teaching responsibilities and university service. The successful candidate will evidence support for the university's Christian mission, the interdisciplinary nature of the film curriculum, and the ability to contribute to student success.

Seaver College is an undergraduate residential liberal arts college nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu, California. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ and the Restoration tradition within Protestant Christianity. All applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the Christian values of the University and the mission of Seaver College by submitting a reflection on their support of the mission in their application materials. It is the purpose of Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context which celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. While students, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, Pepperdine reserves the right to seek, hire and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including the right to prefer co-religionists.

We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences who will contribute to the growth and impact of Pepperdine University. Pepperdine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Pepperdine is committed to providing a work environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. It is the intent of the University to create and promote a diverse workforce consistent with its stated goals and mission.

Additional information about the position and the application process is available at To apply now, please click [Apply] at the bottom or top of this page.  Application review will begin on October 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required as a condition of employment.

For more information, please contact:

Joi Carr (
Chair, Search Committee
Humanities and Teacher Education Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

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