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Assistant Professor of Instruction - Screen Cultures, Radio/TV/Film Department (NON-TENURE ELIGIBLE)

Northwestern University
Job Location:
Evanston, Illinois
Radio, Television, and Film

Screen Cultures, Radio/TV/Film Department (NON-TENURE ELIGIBLE)

The Department of Radio/Television/Film is searching for a full-time faculty member whose research and teaching is in the area of BIPOC film/media history and theory. The successful applicant will hold the position of Assistant Professor of Instruction in Screen Cultures and will be responsible for teaching introductory lectures and upper-level seminars in film, television, digital media, and/or sound media. We welcome applicants exploring race and media within national, transnational, and/or global contexts. Additional desirable areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, queer or transgender media, media industries, and new media. We are especially interested in candidates with interdisciplinary interests who can interact with programs across our department such as sound arts, documentary media, film and video production, and screenwriting. Teaching experience and a Ph.D. in film and media or a related field is expected. 

Employment term: A 12-month appointment beginning September 1, 2022, renewable on an annual basis.


  1. PhD in media studies or related area expected by July
  2. Teaching experience is


  • Teaching six courses per year on film, television, and/or digital
  • Service such as sitting on department committees, student mentorship, and attending faculty
  • Innovative research is expected for promotion to the levels of Associate and Full Professor of 

Salary: Commensurate with experience. 

Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted via online submission to our faculty recruiting system. Please including the following materials in your application: a cover letter describing your teaching, research interests and experience, a current vita, three contacts for letters of recommendation, one publication or example of your written work (no more than 25 pages), and a teaching portfolio including teaching evaluations and other relevant materials. Forward questions to the Search Committee Chair, Lynn Spigel. For more information about the Department, please visit: SoC Radio/Television/Film.

The School: The School of Communication has five departments and offers a suite of interdisciplinary undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs. The departments span the communication arts and sciences including the Department of Radio-Television-Film, the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Department of Theatre (which includes music theatre and dance). The faculty of over 180 includes 102 tenure-eligible faculty. The school offers instruction to roughly 1000 undergraduate majors and 650 graduate and professional students. Founded over 135 years ago, the School has been a leader in developing the communication disciplines and professions, and continues to be a center of excellence in the communication arts and sciences. Our current Dean is E. Patrick Johnson.

The University: Northwestern University is one of the nation’s largest private research universities. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, the main campus is in Evanston and the medical campus is 12 miles south in downtown Chicago. There is continuing expansion of University facilities and programs, particularly in the sciences and medicine. Diverse cultural, social, and recreational activities abound on and near each campus.

Closing Date: Ongoing until position is filled. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2022.

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The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today. 

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