Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

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.

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.

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. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence by publications such as U. S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

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

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

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