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September 19, 2008

North Carolina-Wilmington film positions


The Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks two tenure-track Assistant Professors, starting in August 2009: one with expertise in World Cinema and another in either World Cinema or Avant-Garde Cinema. Candidates with research agendas in at least one of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: African, Middle Eastern, and/or Asian cinemas.

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 2009.
Candidates must be able to teach introductory and advanced courses in film studies and demonstrate potential for excellent teaching and scholarly productivity.

One of the premiere departments at UNCW, Film Studies incorporates courses in cinema studies and film production and is exploring graduate programs in both areas. The historic coastal resort city of Wilmington is home to EUE Screen Gems Studios, the largest motion picture facility east of California, and the department has a vibrant working relationship with both the studio and area filmmaking professionals. Film festivals, visiting scholars and filmmakers, and an assortment of independent and international film screenings are a community staple. For eleven consecutive years, U. S. News & World Report has ranked UNCW as one of the top ten public master's universities in the South.

To apply, please complete the online application available on the Web at


A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages (attached to "other docs") should be uploaded to the online application - not emailed or mailed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.
Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be mailed to:

Search Committee Chair
Department of Film Studies
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5950

For questions regarding the online application process, contact Pat Torok at
(910) 962-7502.

Screening of applicants will begin November 3, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. 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 are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted by zzhu at September 19, 2008 02:25 PM