Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Tacoma

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Position ID:UWT-Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences-FILMSTUDIES [#8430]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Film Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
Subject Area: Film and Media Studies
Appl Deadline:2016/12/01 finished (posted 2016/10/27, finished 2017/03/03, listed until 2017/09/03)
Position Description:    

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

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor in Film Studies

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS). This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar whose research and teaching will address at least two of the following primary areas: 1) race and ethnicity in film and media, 2) feminist or queer film and media, 3) film in relation to the other arts (literature, theater, music, etc.). Additionally, experience in film and media production is of special interest. Secondary areas of research or the ability to teach in documentary film, global film, film history, or other intersections of film and social diversity (disability and/or class) are also desirable. Candidates should have experience and an interest in teaching courses at both the lower and upper division. The successful candidate will be expected to work with diverse student populations and integrate effective, high impact pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning.

The position primarily contributes to the Arts, Media, and Culture major but also supports other interdisciplinary majors at UW Tacoma. The position begins in September 2017, and requires an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) at the time of appointment in Film/Cinema Studies or a closely related field. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis. The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit

To apply, please submit:

  1. Letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research projects underway, and your teaching experience. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
  3. Statement of your teaching philosophy, including a description of how you have developed (or will develop) an inclusive environment to serve diverse populations,
  4. An article-length writing sample,
  5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
  6. Three letters of reference.

Submit all application materials through Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Dr. Ingrid Walker, search chair, at

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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:
1900 Commerce Street, Box 358436
Tacoma, WA 98402

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