Film and Media Studies invites applications for Visiting Lecturer position

Application deadline: April 26, 2019
Direct questions to Randall Halle at
Submit PDF dossier to Maureen Henderson at

The Film and Media Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-steam Visiting Lecturer position in the area of Critical Studies.

Pending budgetary approval, the position will begin in fall 2019 with a two-year contract.

Applicants must demonstrate interest and proficiency in teaching film and media from an interdisciplinary and intersectional perspective. The successful candidate will be an innovative teacher. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary program, direct undergraduate research projects, organize events and student colloquia, and participate in collective governance. A PhD in hand at the time of appointment is required. The teaching load is three courses per semester with expectation of service.

The Film and Media Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to the exploration of cinema and television as vital contemporary arts as well as cultural artifacts. In addition to courses of study, we offer a wide variety of scholarly programming (including talks and workshop by renown scholars, artists and filmmakers), film programs, and special events. The program's students also make up many of the media-focused extracurricular clubs for undergraduates students, including UPTV (University of Pittsburgh Television), Pitt Tonight, and Pitt in Hollywood. We also provide our undergraduate majors with dynamic internship opportunities, and our students have continued on to become editors, directors, and producers in film and television or have continued their educated in many graduate fields.

Applicants should submit a dossier in pdf form by April 26, 2019 to: Maureen Henderson, Dossier must include: a letter of application containing a description of academic background and teaching philosophy, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, course materials, student evaluations (2-4 sets), and a list of courses that could be taught at Pittsburgh. A diversity statement is also required as well as a brief personal statement. Please upload a statement addressing your contributions to diversity through research, service and/or community engagement. Applicants should share how their past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Questions can be directed to the Director of Film and Media Studies, Randall Halle at 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.