Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor, Film Studies


The Literature Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the history, theory, and criticism of film beginning July 1, 2021. We especially encourage applicants with interest in transnational cinematic movements, including African Diasporic/Black, Latin-American/Latinx, and Global Indigenous. The successful candidate will sustain and expand current undergraduate offerings in film studies, and contribute to a generalist literature curriculum, predominantly taught in English and open to students in all majors. Candidates should show the promise - and preferably a demonstrated record - of peer-reviewed scholarly publication as well as effective teaching in seminar-style classes with a focus on critical reading, thinking, and writing. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Film Studies or a related field in hand by start of employment.

The position involves:

  1. conducting significant scholarship likely to have a major impact on its field;
  2. teaching undergraduate courses at Introductory, Intermediate, and Seminar tiers;
  3. committee memberships and other forms of service to the Literature Faculty, the university, and the discipline.

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Complete applications are due no later than October 4, 2020 and should be submitted electronically via (#16727)

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Last updated: 2020-09-25