University of Oregon, Cinema Studies Program

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Position ID:UO-Cinema Studies Program-TTFF [#11688]
Position Title: Tenure Track Fiction Filmmaker (University of Oregon)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403-6223, United States [map]
Subject Area: Film and Media Studies / Film
Appl Deadline:2018/10/01 finished (2018/08/21, finished 2019/01/04, listed until 2018/10/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

The University of Oregon’s Cinema Studies Department invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Fiction Filmmaking, to begin in fall 2019. We seek a fiction filmmaker whose work foregrounds marginalized identities/communities in the US context and who shares our commitment to inclusive pedagogies. Filmmakers that explore race/ethnicity in relation to other forms of socio-cultural-political difference—such as gender, sexuality, queerness, nationality, sovereignty, and/or ability—are particularly welcome to apply.

Competitive applicants will have a vibrant portfolio and/or work(s) in progress as well as an inclusive teaching philosophy. We are especially interested in filmmakers who will enhance the department’s integration of scholarship and creative practice; build its strengths in understanding US media in relation to global cinema; and increase its developing curricular emphasis on social justice.

Department or Program Summary The Department of Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon is a diverse and growing department in the Humanities that is committed to interdisciplinary and diversity. We are a community of scholars, filmmakers, and staff dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded study of cinema, television, and other forms of media. Our scholarship, pedagogy, and practice explore a range of media objects and their contexts, including history, artistry, industry, identity, geopolitics, and systems of power. Our department’s shared mission is to use our critical and creative tools to amplify underrepresented voices, interrogate power, drive change, and be at the cutting edge of filmmaking practice and its academic study. We particularly welcome candidates from populations historically underrepresented in or excluded from these industries and are especially interested in candidates who can support our work in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach with women, first-generation students, communities of color, and other underrepresented groups. All applicants are requested to include information about how they will contribute to this work in their cover letter.

Required Application Materials Candidates are asked to submit an application letter, a curriculum vitae that includes a link to an online portfolio of creative work, two (2) sample syllabi that illustrate the kinds of courses you are prepared to teach in this position, a one (1) page statement of teaching philosophy that addresses inclusive practices and your potential campus/community contributions, and three (3) references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Documents may be combined to be uploaded in available fields. Please note that the committee will begin reviewing materials as early as September 15. Applications should be submitted online here:

Minimum Requirements: MFA or PhD in Production or related field in hand by time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching different aspects of filmmaking—including cinematography, sound, editing, screenwriting, and directing

About the University: The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds a distinguished ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination at

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Contact: Cinema Studies, 5413468104
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677 East 12th Ave., Suite 452
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