Department of English, Arizona State University

Position ID:ASU-English-FMS2018 [#10844]
Position Title: Assistant Professor Film and Media Studies (ASU Job #12283)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tempe, Arizona 85281, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Film and Media Studies / Film, Screenwriting
English / Film and Media Studies, Video Game Studies
Appl Deadline:2018/03/25 finished (2018/02/08, finished 2018/09/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Assistant Professor (JOB#12283)
Arizona State University
Department of English

The Department of English at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Film and Media Studies program with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2018. We are looking for a dynamic and innovative scholar with expertise in critical and historical approaches to contemporary television and/or emerging media.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty working to advance innovative research and excellence in teaching through its work with the diverse and growing undergraduate and graduate student population at Arizona State University. 

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in area of expertise and publish scholarship in top-tier outlets and provide service to the institution and the profession; develop and teach a variety of courses in the areas of Film and Media Studies and/or related studies, both undergraduate and graduate, on-ground and online, as part of our expansive online degree program, teaching load is up to two courses per semester. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Media Studies or a related field by Fall 2018
  • A record of high quality research and publication in the field or demonstrated potential to advance a compelling research agenda
  • Two years of college-level teaching experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities 
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary research and creative activity within an evolving, multi-faceted and expanding metropolitan university with a large and diverse student population
  • A record of public humanities work or demonstrated potential to advance a public humanities agenda
  • Experience with online education
  • Demonstrated ability to bridge theory in practice in both research and teaching

To apply, please submit the following materials to (1) cover letter outlining a research program and teaching philosophy, and a description of how the applicant’s experiences fit the area(s) of expertise listed above; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) a 20-25 page sample of relevant academic writing. Applicants must arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted.

Preliminary review of completed applications will begin on March 5, 2018. Application deadline is March 25, 2018 at midnight. If not filled, applications will continue to be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.  A background check is required for employment.  

We invite you to learn more about the Department of English and Arizona State University by visiting and, respectively.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at and

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of English
P O Box 871401
Tempe, AZ 85287-1401

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