• Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies: Narrative TV Production Eugene
  • University of Oregon in Eugene, OR, United States
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  • 1 month ago

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Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies: Narrative TV
Job no: 532005

Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Arts/Theater/Museum, Humanities,

Department: Cinema Studies

Rank: Assistant Professor

Annual Basis: Select

Application Deadline

Review begins October 1, 2023; position open until filled

Required Application Materials

For consideration as a candidate, please provide the
• An application letter (Cover letter) addressing how your
qualifications meet the position description and departmental
priorities, as identified above
• A CV with embedded links to creative work (indicate top three
selections for review)
• A one (1) page teaching statement that addresses inclusive
teaching practices and your potential contributions to departmental
goals. To address inclusivity, candidates should provide their
unique perspectives on how they have, will, or plan to contribute
to equity, inclusion, and diversity as members of the UO Cinema
Studies community. We welcome candidates to share how their
experiences—inside or outside of academia—illustrate this
• Contact information for 3 references where indicated in the
online application process

Semi-Finalists will be asked to provide the following materials.
Please do not submit additional materials until they are
• Two (2) sample syllabi that illustrate the kinds of production
courses you are prepared to teach in this position Syllabi should
showcase the ability to teach TV (ex: writing for television, etc.)
and technical skills (single-camera production, Intro to Narrative
Production, etc.)
• Three (3) letters of recommendation; we will request letters
from the references you provide with your application.

Position Announcement

The Cinema Studies Department at the University of Oregon is
pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant
Professor in Narrative Fiction Production. The successful applicant
will begin in fall 2024 and should specialize in television
encompassing its various formats (broadcast, streaming, social
media platforms, etc.).

The successful applicant will be an artist focusing on narrative
fiction (including shorts, features, and/or episodic narratives),
have an established or promising record of accomplishment of
screenings at festivals or via other distribution platforms, and
demonstrate an inclusive teaching philosophy and practice.

We invite applicants with a vibrant portfolio of work (completed or
in progress). We are especially interested in filmmakers who will
strengthen the department's integration of scholarship and creative
practice. Competitive applicants will exhibit a strong conceptual
and technical understanding of the field and a record of training
and mentoring undergraduate populations as creative artists. They
will also be conversant with the issue of television's place in the
contemporary global screen media landscape.

Department or Program Summary

The Department of Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon is a
community of scholars, practitioners, and staff dedicated to
providing students with a well-rounded study of cinema, a term that
we use to encompass film, television, and/or emerging forms of
media. Cinema Studies at UO is a growing department in the
Humanities that is committed to interdisciplinarity and diversity
that spans both global communities and marginalized U.S. social
identities. Our scholarship, pedagogy, and practice explore a range
of media objects and their contexts, including history, artistry,
industry, identity, geopolitics, and systems of power. Our
department's shared mission is to use our critical and creative
tools to amplify underrepresented voices, interrogate power, and
drive change by blending filmmaking practice and its academic

We particularly welcome candidates from populations historically
underrepresented in or excluded from media industries or academia.
We are especially interested in candidates who can support our work
in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach with women,
first-generation students, communities of color, immigrants,
international students, and other underrepresented groups.

Minimum Requirements
• MFA or PhD in Production or related field in hand by time of
• Evidence of an active artistic practice

Preferred Qualifications
• On-set production experience
• Technical skills (cinematography, editing, sound,
• Teaching/Training experience (at the college level; in or
beyond the classroom)
• Demonstrated attention to the barriers that can prevent full
participation of underrepresented groups in higher education and
media production industries

About the University

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest
members of the Association of American Universities and holds a
distinguished ranking in the Carnegie Classification of
Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000
undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50
states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university
has increased the diversity of its student body, as well as
campus-wide efforts to build a welcoming, inclusive community. The
UO's 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an
arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the
Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of
157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a
pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and
social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the
Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
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national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs activities and employment
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