Assistant Professor, Cinema Studies

Virginia Tech

Assistant Professor, Cinema Studies

  • Institution: Virginia Tech
  • Institution Type: Research Institution
  • Location: Blacksburg, VA US
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Assistant Professor, Cinema Studies

  • Virginia Tech | Blacksburg, VA US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: February 04, 2022
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Job TitleAssistant Professor, Cinema Studies

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Blacksburg, VA US

Deadline February 04, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Charles Dye

Department School of Performing Arts


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Job Description

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Assistant Professor, Cinema Studies. Tenure-track, full-time, 9-months. Start date: August 10, 2022.

We seek a humanities-based teacher-scholar with an active research program, strong pedagogical skills, and the ability to teach Introduction to Cinema as well as upper-division Cinema courses that reflect their specific research interests. Housed in the School of Performing Arts (Music, Theatre, Cinema, and Dance), Cinema is a young and growing program that combines cinema studies and production.

The successful candidate will have: demonstrated scholarly potential; a deep knowledge of cinema history; the ability to address questions of diversity, equity, and social justice and to effectively teach the impacts and consequences of the art of cinema on society, culture, and identity.

Responsibilities include: 2 courses per semester; recruiting, mentoring, and advising undergraduate Cinema majors; development of Cinema curriculum.

Additional opportunities for teaching and research include cross-disciplinary collaboration with colleagues within and beyond the School of Performing Arts: Music, Theatre, Cinema, and Dance.

The School of Performing Arts is interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment through teaching, research, and service.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in cinema, film, cultural studies, or a closely-related field.
  • A demonstrated commitment to scholarship.
  • A record of successful teaching at the university level.
  • The ability to integrate multicultural and contemporary perspectives into the curriculum.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Evidence of vision and leadership in program development.
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.

To apply, click here or go to  and reference posting number 518700 and attach:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of three professional references with contact information.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal background check.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, with preference given to those received by January 18, 2022.

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT and to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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