Visiting Assistant Professor in Film/Cinema Studies

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University (NYU) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor focusing on Film/Cinema Studies. We seek a scholar with a Ph.D. (or expected degree in 2024) in Film Studies, Media Studies and Communications, or a related discipline, who is committed to studying and teaching cinema through the lenses of Critical Race Studies, Disability Studies, and/or Gender, Queer, and Trans Studies. Successful candidates for this two-year position will present strong evidence of excellence in interdisciplinary teaching and research and will have the Ph.D. in hand by the start date of September 1, 2024.

The teaching load for this position is four courses per year (two in the fall and two in the spring). Additionally, visiting faculty carry an advising load up to 5 students. Successful applicants will have evidence of an ongoing research program, teaching effectiveness, and commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in academia.

Founded in 1972, NYU Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,600 undergraduate students and 160 graduate students who are part of New York University. Its innovative B.A. and M.A. Programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, interdisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin’s own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses, and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, top level faculty research, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor. To learn more about the Gallatin School, please visit our website at

Qualifications: Candidates should have a comparative and interdisciplinary research program, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in academia.

Applicants should include a CV, a cover letter that outlines their research and teaching, and a list of three referees. Applicants should upload material to the Interfolio link by January 15, 2024 to receive full consideration. We will ask selected candidates for further material including a writing sample, a description of three dream courses, teaching and diversity statements, and reference letters.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $75,000 to $95,000. This pay range represents base pay only (for 9 months OR for 12 months) and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, please visit:

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.
For questions, please contact Gallatin’s Office of Human Resources at, or the chair of the search committee, Professor Hallie Franks at
NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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