Assistant ​Professor, Film and Media Studies

Assistant ​Professor, Film and Media Studies
Department of English
North Carolina State University
Position Vacancy Number: PG192005EP

The Department of English at North Carolina State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Film and Media Studies. This hire will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate concentrations in Film Studies, as well as to our nationally
recognized PhD program in Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media (CRDM). Applicants should have a PhD in Film and Media Studies or a related field as well as a strong publication and teaching record.

Area of specialization is open, although we are particularly interested in candidates specializing in race and/or indigenous studies of film and media; digital media, game, and emerging media studies; history of technologies, industries, and/or infrastructures; science and environmental media studies; gender and sexuality studies.

Tenure-track faculty teach a 2-2 load of both undergraduate and graduate (MA- and PhD-level) courses. Candidates are expected to maintain an active research and publication program and to participate in both professional and university service. Letters of application should address how candidates will add to the program’s reputation for innovative teaching, scholarship, and community outreach. Letters should also address if candidates have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in research.

NC State and the Research Triangle are rich with academic and cultural resources. NC State’s award-winning libraries provide research and teaching support along with access to facilities such as the Visualization Studio and Immersion Theater to facilitate creative research, media-
making, and pedagogy. The Digital Humanities initiative at NC State (part of a Triangle university consortium that includes Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill and is tied to the National Humanities Center) provides another avenue for research as well as leadership. The Triangle boasts a vibrant film culture with film festivals such as the Full Frame Documentary Festival, repertory and arthouse screenings at area museums like the North Carolina Museum of Art and Nasher Museum, as well as at commercial theaters such as The Rialto and Alamo Drafthouse.

Instructions for Applicants: Please use the NC State University employment web portal ( and search for position PG192005EP to apply; we cannot consider applications submitted in any other way. You can go to the posting directly by using this link, . Upload letter of application (addressed to Marsha Gordon, Search Chair, and referencing the position title Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies and position number, PG192005EP), CV, and contact information for at least three
references. Three letters of reference, a writing sample, and teaching materials and evaluations may be requested later. Screening of applications will begin in September and will continue until
the position is filled.
For more information, contact search committee chair, Marsha Gordon,

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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