Assistant Professor of Film Studies (Global Cinema, Film Criticism, and Film Production) - 000179
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC) and the Film Studies Program invite applications for a tenure-track position in global cinema, film criticism, and film production at the assistant professor level. We are seeking applicants with the ability to offer courses in English on global cinema, film production, film history, and film theory. Area of specialization is open. Candidates should have research or teaching expertise in one of the overlapping and permeable areas of East Asia, the Middle East, Western, Central and Eastern Europe, or Africa. We welcome applicants who work across multiple genres, regions, and media from the modern to contemporary periods, including digital and new media studies. The capacity to teach courses in narrative film production and experience with instructional technologies are required. The teaching load is the equivalent of five courses per year. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in English and in one of the languages supported by LLC (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Russian). The successful candidate will complement LLC's existing offerings in global cinema, contribute to the film production core courses in the Film Studies program, help to diversify the Film Studies curriculum, and collaborate with colleagues who specialize in Anglophone cinema. Completion of PhD is expected prior to appointment.
The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and 92% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students "to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society."
The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the Film Studies program, go to https://filmstudies.richmond.edu/; for more information on the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department, go to https://llc.richmond.edu/.
Applicants should visit our Career Site (http://jobs.richmond.edu) and submit the following materials: a brief cover letter; a statement of research interests and goals for creative production; a teaching statement articulating teaching philosophy and areas of interest as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness and commitment to inclusive pedagogy; a current curriculum vitae; copies of graduate transcripts. Please provide the names and contact information for three references who will receive an email requesting them to submit their recommendation letters to the University's Human Resources department at One of these references must be able to speak to the candidate's record of or potential for excellence in teaching. Questions about the search as well as any documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be addressed to Jessica Chan (), Associate Professor of Chinese Studies and Film Studies Coordinator, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Carol Weinstein International Center, 211 Richmond Way, Suite 205, Richmond, VA 23173. Review of applications will begin November 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
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About University of Richmond
About UR: At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE