Free open Job in North, South & Central America Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina at Wilmington

The Department of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, starting in August 2020. Research interests should complement the department’s existing historical and international expertise. A primary research area outside North American cinema is, however, vital. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate 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 2020; 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 integrate the study and production of cinema.

One of the premiere departments at UNCW, Film Studies is launching integrated graduate programs in Fall 2020, an MA in Film Studies and an MFA in Filmmaking. 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, a 50-acre, full-service motion picture facility, 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. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be mailed to:

Tim Palmer
Search Committee Chair

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 15; 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.