Cinema Studies Faculty Search

The Department of Cinema Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor faculty positions to begin Fall 2018. We are seeking scholars whose work on the history and theory of the moving image demonstrates an innovative contribution in one or more of the following areas: film and media as aesthetic and political forms, digital/new media, history of theory. Field and period are open, although preference will be given to candidates whose work engages with multiple media forms.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach existing courses in the curriculum, such as Film Theory, Introduction to Cinema Studies, Television: History and Culture. They are also expected to introduce new courses in their area of expertise. Information on our thriving undergraduate and graduate curricula and descriptions for both the graduate and undergraduate degrees are at

We are particularly interested in applicants who can help to build our growing program and can foster interdisciplinary relationships with other programs and departments across the university.

It is preferred that candidates have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application.

In addition to a letter of application, candidates should supply a CV, writing sample, and the names and emails/phone numbers of three referees. To apply, please visit

Application deadline is October 13th. However, review of applications will begin immediately. We may consider applications beyond October 13 in order to identify an appropriate pool of finalists. 

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