University of Pennsylvania — English Department Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in film history at the assistant professor rank. We welcome applicants from a range of disciplines and are especially interested in candidates whose work positions itself in the broader and evolving field of Media Studies. Areas of specialization might include global/international/transnational cinema, early cinema, documentary, distribution/exhibition networks, disability studies, and/or race/gender/sexuality. PhD expected at the time of appointment. The normal teaching load in our department is two courses per semester. The position will involve active participation in Penn’s interdisciplinary Cinema and Media Studies Program.

Applicants should submit materials online at and include a letter of application, CV, teaching statement, the names of three references, and a writing sample (max. 7500 words). Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions for submitting their letters to the website. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of English is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.