University of California, Los Angeles — Professor of Cultural / Social Theories and Media [open rank]

The UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media seeks to fill an open rank position in Cinema and Media Studies with expertise in cultural and social theories shaping the field as it has moved from medium specificity toward an intermedial object of study. We are especially interested in candidates whose scholarship contributes to theories of gender, intersectionality, racial formation, sexuality, or post-humanism. Candidates should have a significant background in the critical and theoretical history of cinema and media studies.

The Cinema and Media Studies (CMS) Program places an emphasis on “intermediality” across historical, contemporary, and applied research in our field. We understand intermediality as an approach that is attentive to the complex relations existing across media texts, platforms, industries, and cultures. CMS supports a broad array of critical interests, training students to engage with and work across several disciplinary axes:

  • Socially engaged participatory research
  • Rigorous archival and data-driven research
  • Critically informed approaches to the analysis of texts and the cultural formations within which they are produced and circulated
  • Applied research within professional and policy arenas for media
  • Emerging modes of videographic and digital scholarship

The University of California, Los Angeles, and the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application information: Applicants must have a PhD in film studies, media studies, area studies, or a related discipline. The department is searching for applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and social change and who are able to teach and advise broadly across the Cinema and Media Studies core and elective curriculum.

Please submit an electronic version of your CV, the names of 3 references who may be contacted regarding your application, a statement of teaching goals and experience, a statement of contributions to diversity, one published article or book chapter (no more than 40 pages) and a cover letter of no more than 3 pages that illustrates your particular suitability for the position. Please address your materials to Professor Chon Noriega – Chair of the Search Committee.

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Application Deadline: Applications should be received by Nov. 23rd 2016.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

The vision of the School of Theater, Film and Television is to serve as a premier interdisciplinary global professional school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.