Assistant Professor (t-t) of Film and Media Studies with a focus in American screen media in a global context

Cincinnati, OH, USA, 29. November 2021.

Please see details of the position below.

    *Job Overview*

The new School of Communication, Film, and Media Studies (SCFMS) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati brings together academic programs in Communication, Public Relations, Digital Media, and Film & Media Studies.

The SCFMS invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies with a focus in American screen media in a global context (Tenure Track). We are seeking candidates with research specializations in areas such as, but not limited to, documentary theory, new media, or issues of representation on screen and/or in film industries from the perspective of diaspora, race, or ethnic studies and/or gender studies.

    *Essential Functions*

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a research agenda and can expect to teach two courses per semester in the Film & Media Studies program and affiliated interdisciplinary programs within the SCFMS at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These courses may include, but not be limited to, introductory core survey classes and advanced seminars on rotating topics that cover multiple media forms, technologies, industries, and their relationships. Research duties will involve conducting original research and publishing in one’s area(s) of expertise.

Service activities such as serving on program, School-wide, College-wide, or University-wide committees and community engagement through the University’s Niehoff Center for Film & Media Studies will also be expected.

    *Minimum Requirements*

All of the following are required prior to the effective date of the appointment:

  * A PhD in Film and Media Studies or a closely related field
  * Three academic years of experience teaching courses in Film & Media
    Studies or a related field at the undergraduate or graduate level,
    which could have been as a teaching assistant, adjunct or full-time

    *Application Process*

Interested and qualified applicants must complete our online application.  In addition to the application, candidates must submit a letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, a one-page diversity statement, teaching evaluations, and university transcripts of all graduate work  Please use the additional documents feature to attach the required information  Additionally, three letters of recommendation should also be sent by the recommenders to the Chair of the Committee Dr. Michael Gott (

Review of applications will begin on November 29, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


/The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a*Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion*statement./

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.