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Assistant/Associate Professor

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To apply, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/26318, and supply the following materials by October 31, 2014. 1) Cover letter 2) CV 3)Names of three references. Selected candidates will be invited to submit additional materials, including examples of scholarly work, letters of recommendation, and teaching portfolio. We plan to interview at the MLA in Vancouver in January. For questions about the positon, please contact the Director of the Film Studies Program, Adam Lowenstein, at alowen@pitt.edu. (No application materials can be accepted via this e-mail address.)

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Department Name 12201-English
Position Number 0002807
Position Details

The Film Studies Program and the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh invite applications for an, anticipated tenure-track, assistant or associate professor in film theory and history to begin August 2015, pending budgetary approval. We eek candidates who can teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as contribute to our interdepartmental PhD in Film Studies. Our colleague’s research interests will engage with our existing strengths in the study of cinema and media across national, historical, cultural, linguistic, and aesthetic boundaries. Possible areas of research include, but are not limited to, classical and contemporary film theory (including its connections to philosophy, aesthetics, media studies, and genre studies), world film history, national/translational cinemas, and the past and future of film studies as a discipline. The University of Pittsburgh has been a leader in film studies research. We have recently added a new interdisciplinary doctoral degree that involves faculty from departments such as Communication, East Asian, English, French and Italian, German, Hispanic, History of Art and Architecture, and Slavic. Our new colleague will be a member of this interdisciplinary Film Studies Program as well as the Department of English, a large and dynamic department with faculty in composition/rhetoric, literature, and creative writing in addition to film studies. PhD required by September 2015. Teaching load is normally 4 courses per year. Salaries competitive. Tenure is awarded for excellence in research, teaching and service.

Application Process

To apply, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/26318, and supply the following materials by October 31, 2014. 1) Cover letter 2) CV 3)Names of three references. Selected candidates will be invited to submit additional materials, including examples of scholarly work, letters of recommendation, and teaching portfolio. We plan to interview at the MLA in Vancouver in January. For questions about the positon, please contact the Director of the Film Studies Program, Adam Lowenstein, at alowen@pitt.edu. (No application materials can be accepted via this e-mail address.)

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 10/23/2014
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