Visiting Assistant Professor in Film

The English Department of Washington and Lee University (W&L) invites applications for a visiting assistant professorship in Film, starting in July 2024. This is a one-year position with the possibility of a renewal for a second year. Responsibilities include teaching introductory film, first year writing, and literature courses, for a total of six courses per year across three terms (two 12-week terms in Fall and Winter and W&L’s distinctive 4-week Spring term). The successful applicant’s courses will support the English Department, as well as the interdisciplinary minor in Film and Visual Culture.

W&L is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, liberal arts college of approximately 1850 undergraduate and 400 law students and located in Lexington, VA, three hours southwest of Washington, DC. W&L is consistently ranked among the top national liberal arts colleges. Established in 1749, it is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation.

W&L promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

A PhD or ABD status at the time of appointment is required.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin March 15. Candidates should submit:

  • a letter of application summarizing teaching interests and experience, scholarship, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population
  • a CV

All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at

After application review, semi-finalists will be invited for Zoom interviews in April, with finalist/on-campus interviews to follow.

Semi-finalists will be asked to supply three confidential letters of recommendation, teaching materials, and a writing sample.

For more information, please contact the Chair of the English Department, Holly Pickett at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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