Assistant Professor - Film Studies

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor - Film Studies
Department Film Studies - 32141
Vacancy Number 16F-122
Position Number 6934
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The Department of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors, starting in August 2018. Research interests should complement the department’s existing historical and international expertise. The successful candidate will teach courses in his or her areas of specialty, as well as the department’s core courses in film aesthetics and world cinema.

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications: Candidates should possess a PhD in film studies or a related discipline. ABD will be considered; however, PhD must be obtained within the first academic year of employment. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in film studies awarded prior to August 2018; visiting and advanced assistant professors are also encouraged to apply. Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellent teaching and scholarly productivity and a commitment to the department’s mission to combine the study and production of cinema.

Preferred Qualifications
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

One of the premiere departments at UNCW, Film Studies is developing integrated graduate programs in cinema studies and film production. Film festivals, local and visiting scholars and filmmakers, and an assortment of independent and international film screenings together create a vibrant film community. The historic coastal city of Wilmington is home to EUE Screen Gems Studios, one of the largest motion picture facilities east of California, and the department has a robust working relationship with both the studio and area filmmaking professionals.

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions

A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages (attached to “required documents”) should be uploaded to the online application—not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be mailed to:

Search Committee
Department of Film Studies
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5950

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 20; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For questions, contact Dr. Tim Palmer at

Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 09/26/2017
Priority Consideration Date 11/20/2017
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Tim Palmer

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Writing Sample
  4. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents

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