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Assistant Professor: Critical Studies - International and Independent Cinema
San Diego State University

  • Jul. 12, 2017
  • Assistant Professor: Critical Studies - International and Independent Cinema
  • School of Theatre, Television, and Film
  • San Diego State University
    San Diego, CA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Fall 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Film/Video
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San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television, and Film


Appointment beginning: Fall 2018

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
Salary commensurate with credentials and experience

The Television, Film, and New Media Program in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film is seeking a film scholar who specializes in international and independent cinema to teach in the critical studies area. Primary duties will include teaching lower division film studies classes and some upper division and graduate courses in film and television history, genre studies, international cinema, and other related courses within the School’s curriculum.

Ph.D. in film studies or related area in hand required. The candidate should have a minimum of two years teaching experience at the university level and be a published scholar in film and television studies. The candidate should be well versed in the history, theory, and practice of international and independent cinema. Knowledge of production in film and/or television is desirable. The successful candidate will also be qualified to teach the writing of film and television criticism and reviews.

The School of Theatre, Television, and Film is committed to practicing policies of inclusion, equity, diversity, and access in student advising, faculty hiring and mentoring, and the tenure and promotion process. Please visit our website for information about the School and its programs: <>.

With more than 1500 faculty and over 33,000 students, San Diego State University is one of the largest universities in the western United States. Located in a large and ethnically diverse metropolitan center bordering Mexico and on the Pacific Rim, the University uses the social, cultural, scientific, and technical resources of this region to enrich its teaching and research programs. SDSU celebrated its centennial in 1997 and currently offers the Bachelor’s degree in 78 areas, the Master’s degree in 62 and the Doctorate in 14. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts comprises 11 diverse departments / schools committed to the pursuit of excellence in academic and artistic endeavors geared to enhancing the human enterprise. The College is recognized for its excellent academic programs that prepare students for professional careers in a wide spectrum of artistic, cultural, educational, social, and technical fields. The College highly values interdisciplinary studies.

Review of applications will begin September 4, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply via Interfolio at

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

  • SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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  • School of Theatre, Television, and Film
    SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film
    5500 Campanile Dr
    San Diego, CA 92182
  • 619-594-7431


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