Assistant Professor, Race and Media in the US
Cinema and Media Studies, University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
November 1, 2020
Starting Date: 
September 16, 2021
Post date: September 23, 2020

The Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on race and cinema, television, or media in the United States, in any of the following specializations, including but not restricted to, African-American, Latinx, Native American, or Asian-Pacific-American cinema and media. We also welcome scholars working comparatively across these specializations, as well as those who combine the study of U.S race and media with transnational or intersectional approaches.  The start date of this position is September 16, 2021.

The teaching load comprises four courses a year, and tenure-track faculty have an annual service period of 9 months (September 16 – June 15). 

The University of Washington is a large, urban, public, R1 institution located at the heart of Seattle. We seek candidates who can work effectively with diverse student and community populations, as well as those excited to join us in innovating the curriculum for our fast-growing BA, MA, and PhD programs. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to teach at every level, from the introductory undergraduate lecture auditorium to advanced graduate seminars. The Department of Cinema and Media Studies encourages public-facing scholarship, and the successful candidate will have an opportunity to forge further connections to campus units, and to Seattle’s many vibrant cultural institutions catering to under-represented minority communities.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in cinema or media studies or in a related field (such as Communications, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Literary Studies, or Visual Studies), and demonstrate facility in historical, theoretical, and humanistic approaches.

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.

    Application Instructions 

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    Interested applicants are requested to submit the following materials:

    • a letter of interest that includes current and future research plans
    • a current curriculum vitae
    • a writing sample: either a published journal article, a book chapter, or a dissertation chapter and abstract
    • a diversity statement that addresses how the candidate’s teaching, service, scholarship and/or mentoring promotes diversity, equity and inclusion, not exceeding two pages
    • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, not exceeding two pages
    • the names and contact information of 3-5 recommenders.Preference will be given to dossiers received by November 1, 2020.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
    Review Begins: 
    November 16, 2020

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