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. 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 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.
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, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.