Assistant Professor in Cinema and Media Studies
The Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant
Professor in cinema and media studies whose research and teaching focus on new media, broadly defined.
This position may involve specialization in animation, digital media, game studies, global media
practices, and/or immersive media as well as work with gender, queer, and/or critical race theory.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in film or media studies, or in a closely related
field, and demonstrate strong facility in historical, theoretical, and humanistic approaches. A public
institution, the University of Washington seeks candidates who are able to work effectively with diverse
student and community populations. This position will involve excellence in research and teaching on
every level, from introductory large-lecture classes in cinema and media studies to advanced graduate
seminars, as well as a commitment to fully participate in departmental committees and governance. The
appointment begins 16 September 2019.
Applicants must submit the following materials:
a letter of interest
a current curriculum vitae
at least 3 letters of recommendation
a statement of current and future research plans
a statement of teaching philosophy and experience
evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as course evaluations)
a writing sample: either a published journal article or book chapter, or a dissertation chapter and abstract.
Applicants should describe in their cover letter how their scholarship and teaching would contribute to the
university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Preference will be given to dossiers received by 5 November 2018. Review of applications will continue
until the position is filled.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion,
national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or
expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and
student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint
(http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code
recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity
as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities
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