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The Department of Film, Television and Digital Media within the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television announces a tenure-track position in Media Cultures and Theory at the assistant professor level within the Cinema and Media Studies (CMS) Program.

Required qualifications include PhD and evidence of strong record in research and teaching. 

We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated research and teaching interest in one or the more of the following areas or approaches: Aesthetics and hybrid methodologies, American Film History, archival-based research, Film and Media History, Film and Technology, intermediality, and theoretically informed research. 

The department and the program are particularly interested in candidates whose research contributes to a more diverse understanding of media cultures and who make innovative use of the rich multi-cultural resources at UCLA and in the Los Angeles area. These resources include archives, museums, film programming, the entertainment industry, people attached to these institutions and practices, and the rich academic culture in Southern California. 

In addition, we are interested in scholarly approaches that incorporate film programming, museum exhibitions, conferences, and interdisciplinary collaborations as research practices that build and participate in intellectual communities.
CMS is a program with signal strengths in: American film and media history and culture, including African American, Chicano/Latino, LGBT; production and industry studies; digital, television, and interactive media; feminist, transnational, and global media studies; moving image archive studies, media arts and archeology; specializations in Asian, South Asian, and European national and regional cinemas; and ethnographic, historiographic and other theoretical based approaches to media.  

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. 

Deadline: Friday, December 12th, 2014

Applicants:  Please apply at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00613

Please address your cover letter, scholarly writing sample, CV and names of references to Professor Kathleen McHugh – Chair of the Search Committee.

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