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Assistant Professor - Chinese Cinema Studies (Deadline: December 31, 2017)

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University of Chicago, Department of Cinema and Media Studies
The Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago is seeking applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of Chinese cinemas, expected to begin July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates must have demonstrable research potential and teaching qualifications in that field. It is preferred that they also be qualified to both teach introductory and required courses in film theory and history, and to direct doctoral theses. We welcome a wide variety of approaches -- historical, theoretical, aesthetic, archival, comparative -- and topics. The successful candidate will be fluent in both Chinese and English. Although this appointment is within the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, it will co-ordinate closely with the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations as a part of our joint doctoral degree program. The teaching load for tenure-track positions is typically four courses per year; additional responsibilities include service on departmental and university committees.
Applicants must submit a CV, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, sample syllabi (preferably for one graduate and one undergraduate course) and a teaching and research statement. All materials, except letters of recommendation, must be submitted online through the Academic Careers Website,, to posting 03514. Letters of recommendation may be submitted through the Academic Careers Website (preferred) or by email to with the subject line 'Chinese Cinema Search.' Additional reference letter submission information will be provided during the application process.
A PhD is required by the start date of the appointment. All application materials must be submitted by December 31, 2017; early application is encouraged.
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