Assistant Professor of Film

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Clarkson University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Film Studies. We seek candidates with research interests in film and the ability to teach undergraduate courses in film, literature, and creative writing (this can include screenwriting, fiction, poetry, or nonfiction). The successful candidate will have evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching, as well as demonstrate an interest in developing new elective courses in film, literature, and creative writing. We encourage applicants with interests in the areas of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or global perspectives. 

Minimum qualifications include PhD in Film, Literature, or equivalent field, and evidence of scholarly productivity. ABD candidates will be considered with the expectation that PhD will be earned by or before August 1, 2020. The teaching load is 3-2, including two sections of The Clarkson Seminar, a first-year, writing-intensive course, focused on a theme of the applicant’s choosing. Ph.D. required by August 1st, 2020.  

To submit your application, go to and click “Career Opportunities” on the left hand navigation bar. The application portal will prompt you to upload a CV, cover letter, research statement, diversity statement, and teaching statement. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 3, 2019. Applicants should arrange for 3 reference letters. Reference letters will be requested if you advance to the phone interview stage of the interview process.

An equal opportunity /affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).


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