Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies

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The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS). This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period. The successful candidate will be an interdisciplinary scholar/teacher whose work addresses both of the following areas: 1) film in relation to other arts (e.g. literature, theater, music); and 2) social identity in film and media (e.g. race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, indigeneity, disability, class).  They will also have secondary research expertise or the ability to teach in global film, film history, or other related areas.  Candidates should have experience and an interest in teaching undergraduate courses at both the lower and upper division. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to supporting diverse student populations through inclusive teaching practices and will integrate effective pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning. They will also demonstrate a commitment to institutional, professional, and community service. The position primarily contributes to the Arts, Media, and Culture major but also supports other interdisciplinary majors at UW Tacoma. The position begins in September 2019, and requires an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) at the time of appointment in Film/Cinema Studies or a closely related field. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis. The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit To apply, please submit: 1.         Letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research projects underway, and your teaching experience. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion,   2.         Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught, 3. Statement of your teaching philosophy, including a description of how you have developed (or will develop) an inclusive environment to serve diverse populations, 4. An article-length writing sample, 5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a sample syllabus for “Introduction to Film Studies,” and 6. Three letters of reference. Short-listed candidates may be asked to provide additional materials, including syllabi for specific courses. Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin December 7, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Dr. David Coon, search chair, at UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction. 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. The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (
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Tacoma, WA, USA