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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN FILM STUDIES

Requisition # 73995

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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 of Film Studies beginning August 2021. We are seeking an innovative scholar with primary expertise in one or more of the following areas: African American, diasporic, indigenous, or global cinemas. We expect all applicants for this position to be committed to interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches in their research and teaching.  Cinematic Arts offers B.A degrees in Cinema and Screenwriting to over 400 majors., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Film Studies, and an M.F.A. in Film & Video Production. A mutually beneficial relationship between film practice and studies is a signature feature of the department. The successful appointee will possess the ability to teach at all levels of the Film Studies curriculum and a promising research profile that complements existing departmental strengths. Additional responsibilities include supervision and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in Film Studies, service assignments commensurate with the Assistant Professor level, and contributions to the overall mission of the department.



Applicants should submit applications online through the University of Iowa’s online application system (http://jobs.uiowa.edu). Refer to requisition #73995. 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; statements on diversity, research, and teaching (one page each, totaling three pages); sample syllabi for an Introduction to Film Analysis course and an upper-level undergraduate course related to candidate’s expertise; and three letters of recommendation. In addition, 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 6, 2020.



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 and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; 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:

  • Evidence and promise of outstanding scholarship with primary expertise in African American, diasporic, indigenous, or global cinemas.

  • Relevant teaching experience and a desire to teach across the Film Studies curriculum at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • An ability to work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds and a commitment to the growth of an equitable, diverse and inclusive academic environment. 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Eagerness and ability to help shape the future growth of Cinematic Arts.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Statements on Diversity, Research, and Teaching
Sample Syllabi for Intro to Film Analysis Course
Sample Syllabi for Upper-Level Undergrad Course
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.   

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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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