Assistant Professor in Film Studies

The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track full-time position with a 9-month academic appointment, beginning fall 2023. Applicants will be considered for the faculty title of assistant professor.

Preferred consideration will be given to candidates with a record of scholarly work in one or more of the following fields: African-American Cinema, Asian-American Cinema, Disability Studies and Film, Eco-criticism and Film, and/or Women Filmmakers and Cinema. 

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching experience as well as an ability to teach courses in their specialty as well as foundational courses of the program such as history of film, film analysis, and classical/contemporary film theory.  

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach a 2/2 (or equivalent) course load, mentor student creative and/or scholarly work, develop and foster new film and media studies curriculum, serve on school and/or university committees, and other duties as necessary. 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated cultural competence and an understanding of the social and global issues impacting students and academia in the 21st century.  

The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts is a new School within the Texas A&M University System and has a diverse and dynamic mission with 60 faculty and over 15 staff members and a projected exponential growth in the next 5 years. The school was formed from three departments/programs spread across the university: the Department of Visualization, the Department of Performance Studies and the Dance Science Program. The mission of the school places a heavy emphasis on faculty and student collaboration and interdisciplinary work in both scholarly and creative research. Texas A&M University leadership has charged the new school with developing innovative research and creative works, public performances, and degree offerings at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels that build upon our strength in merging art and science. The new school is projected to move into a new, $175m state-of-the-art visual and performing arts center. Construction is slated to begin in 2024.  


A PhD in film and media studies, visual studies, or other related fields completed by May 31st, 2023, demonstrated teaching experience, an active research agenda, demonstrated cultural competence and an understanding of the social and global issues impacting students and academia in the 21st century.  


Application Instructions

Initial application materials must include a two-page cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three references including names, phone numbers, and email addresses. All application materials should be submitted through or uploaded to Interfolio: Those moving on to interviews will be asked for a writing sample, up to 2 sample syllabi, a research statement, teaching philosophy statement, and diversity statement. Complete application received by 12/15/2022 will be given preferred consideration although review of application will continue until the position is filled.

For questions related to the position, please contact Patrick Sullivan (


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