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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN FILM STUDIES

Requisition # 73478

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, October 1st, 2018
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Cinematic Arts

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Cinematic Arts at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film Studies beginning August 2019. We are seeking an innovative scholar of U.S. cinema committed to the intersectional analysis of historical and contemporary representations of two or more of the following areas: race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. Cinematic Arts offers a B.A. in Cinema to 285 majors as well as M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Film Studies and an M.F.A. in Film & Video Production. The successful appointee will teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in Film Studies, service, and contributions to the overall mission of the department.



Questions can be directed to the search committee chair Prof. Corey Creekmur (corey-creekmur@uiowa.edu). Attachments to the application should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants are also required to provide a writing sample (up to 30 pages) for review by the search committee. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Screening for the position will begin November 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.



The University of Iowa is a large public university in a friendly, culturally diverse community. The Department of Cinematic Arts and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

Ph.D. in Film Studies or a related discipline in hand by the start date.

Required Qualifications:

Required qualifications include: 1) Ph.D. in Film Studies or a related discipline in hand by the start date; 2) evidence and promise of original scholarship in the areas identified above; 3) relevant teaching experience and interest in curricular development of film studies courses at all undergraduate graduate levels; and 4) an ability to work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds.

Desirable Qualifications:

Desirable qualifications include experience and interest in teaching courses in one or more of the following areas: industrial and archival research; film censorship and regulation; star and audience studies; independent, documentary, or experimental U.S. cinemas.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Writing Sample
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.


Contact Information


Contact:Corey Creekmur - corey-creekmur@uiowa.edu
Clas-Cinematic Arts
Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building
104 West Washington
W211 AJB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-2824
Department URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/cinematic-arts/



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