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Assistant Professor of Critical Studies: International Cinema

Organization: California State University, Long Beach
Date Posted: 10/11/2019
City: Long Beach
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Film Critical Studies with specialization in International Cinema or related discipline

  • • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020
  • • Scholarship in critical studies with specialization in international cinema as demonstrated by research and publication records in this field
  • • Record of at least two years of college-level experience teaching film theory and criticism
  • • Demonstrated potential for sustained growth and success in research, scholarly and creative activities
  • • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • • Ability to teach a variety of courses in film theory and criticism at the undergraduate level with expertise in international cinema
  • • Record of a significant and active research portfolio in the area of film criticism
  • • Evidence of research, scholarly and/or teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: Latin American, East Asian, Southeast Asian European, Middle Eastern and Japanese cinemas
  • • Evidence of familiarity with emerging trends in film criticism including inclusive pedagogical practices in the areas of theory, criticism and historical research


  • • Teach undergraduate courses in film history such as theory and criticism in addition to international cinema
  • • Collaborate with faculty to develop curriculum and coordinate/expand interdisciplinary collaborations and screening events with other departments on campus including study abroad initiatives
  • • Engage in outreach, student mentoring, and involvement in student activities
  • • Assist in identifying and recruiting part-time faculty
  • • Act as program liaison with professionals in the field
  • • Develop and maintain ongoing research, scholarly and creative activities
  • • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, first generation college students, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

Employment Requirements:

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

California State University, Long Beach
Department of Film and Electronic Arts
Attn: Donna Thomas
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-2801
(562) 985-5404 



• An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:

• Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications

• CV (including current email address)

• Name, title and contact information for three current references

• Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree

• Scholarly writing sample (no more than 25 pages)

• Two sample syllabi

• Statement that briefly describes your teaching philosophy

• Statement of current and future research plans

Finalists will also be required to submit the following:

  1. A signed SC-1 form,
  2. Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and
  3. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)



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