Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Job description

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

The Film, Television & Media Arts Program of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts in the College of Arts & Sciences at Fairfield University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Film Studies beginning September 2018. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Film Studies or other relevant field of study, a strong commitment to excellent teaching including a commitment to innovation and demonstrated excellence in using technology in the classroom, and potential for developing an active research program in their area of specialization.

The area of specialty within Film Studies is open, but preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching interest in the areas of American Cinema. Connections to one of the 19 interdisciplinary programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, such as American Studies, Black Studies, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies would be a plus. Applicants should be prepared to teach day and evening courses at the undergraduate level (such as Filmmaker Studies, Film Theory, Screenwriting, Film Genres). The teaching load is 3 courses each semester. The program consists of four full-time faculty, representing a range of specialties and is housed in Xavier Hall, a unique and well-equipped facility.


PhD in Film Studies or related field

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Additional Information:

The salary and the benefits for the position are competitive.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of other historically underrepresented groups. The university will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

How to apply

Review of applications will begin immediately; for full consideration all material must be submitted by Friday, October 13, 2017. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a statement of both teaching philosophy and research interests, representative reprints of scholarly work or appropriate multimedia work, and three letters of reference. These should be uploaded to TBA link

Apply online with

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a letter of application
  • statement describing program of research
  • statement of philosophy of teaching
  • representative reprints of scholarly work or appropriate multimedia work
  • contact information for three references