University of Southern California invites applications for a tenure-track open-rank position in American film and media history

The Division of Cinema and Media Studies at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California invites applications for a tenure-track open-rank position in American film and media history, expected to begin on August 16, 2016. We will consider a broad array of theoretical and methodological approaches. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to: studio history, archival methods, histories of representation, media archaeology, censorship, and star studies.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and should demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of offerings related to American film and media history, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars. Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae including names and contact details for three references, and one sample of recent scholarship.
Position details and information about the application process can be found here.

Deadline for applications is November 15, 2015.

Please address all queries to mediastudies@cinema.usc.edu.

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