Assistant/Associate Professor - Film Theory and/or Media Production

The Department of Communication at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking to hire a faculty member (assistant professor or associate professor) with a research and teaching emphasis in film theory and/or digital media production, effective September 1st, 2019.  Applicants should be able to teach undergraduate & graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: film theory, film criticism, film studies, Chicanx and/or Latinx film, film directors, African American film, women and film, digital media production, and screenwriting.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must have a record of scholarly publication.  The potential to attract external funding is also desired. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication, Film, Media Studies or a related field (with a research concentration in film or media production). Professional experience in film and/or production is desirable, but not required.            

ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO:  Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is unique among research institutions. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, a majority of whom are Hispanic and many who are the first in their families to attend college. The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. The University also was recognized recently by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for its institutional vision and abiding commitment to diversity, high quality, curricular innovation, and investment in our community. The institution is proud to be the first national research university to serve a 21st-century student demographic. The Department of Communication, one of the larger departments on campus, awards baccalaureate and master’s degrees, and includes undergraduate majors in communication studies, digital media production, media advertising, multimedia journalism, and organizational and corporate communication.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Applicants must submit a letter of interest, dissertation/prospectus title and abstract, curriculum vita, and a writing sample (journal article, book chapter, conference paper). Applicants who are invited for phone interviews will be asked to submit three letters of reference, which must be received before the phone interview takes place.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions can be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Stacey Sowards, at or 915-747-8854.

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Hiring decisions are subject to final budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.