Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies

Whitman College
Washington, United States
Sep 04, 2018
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Tenure-track position in Film & Media Studies, with expertise in New Media, broadly defined, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August, 2019. Ph.D. required.


The successful candidate will offer courses in their specific area(s) of expertise, which may include, but are not limited to, the study of new media technologies, social media, remix cultures, on-line cultures, comics studies, industrial studies, and/or video game studies. The ability to teach either Intro to Film Studies, Intro to TV Studies, or Film Theory is also desirable. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.


To apply, go to, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies”. The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.


In their application, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement.


Deadline: November 12, 2018.


No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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