Assistant Professor, Film Studies

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Literature Section
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Aug 25, 2020
Full time   Art & Art History Communications, Journalism, Film, TV History Humanities: Other

Job Description


The Literature Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the history, theory, and criticism of film beginning July 1, 2021.

We especially encourage applicants with interest in transnational cinematic movements, including African Diasporic/Black, Latin-American/Latinx, and Global Indigenous. The successful candidate will sustain and expand current undergraduate offerings in film studies, and contribute to a generalist literature curriculum, predominantly taught in English and open to students in all majors. Candidates should show the promise — and preferably a demonstrated record — of peer-reviewed scholarly publication as well as effective teaching in seminar-style classes with a focus on critical reading, thinking, and writing. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Film Studies or a related field in hand by start of employment.

The position involves 1) conducting significant scholarship likely to have a major impact on its field; 2) teaching undergraduate courses at Introductory, Intermediate, and Seminar tiers; 3) committee memberships and other forms of service to the Literature Faculty, the university, and the discipline.



Preferred and Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Film Studies or a related field in hand by start of employment.

Application Details

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Complete applications are due no later than October 4, 2020 and should be submitted electronically via (#16727)


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Application Deadline

October 4, 2020