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Visiting Lecturer in Film and Media Studies (English Department) – The University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA


Company: The University of Pittsburgh

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

  • Full Time

The University of Pittsburgh

Visiting Lecturer in Film and Media Studies (English Department)

English – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (20001772)

The Film and Media Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes applications for a non-tenure stream visiting lecturer teaching position. Position appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. It is a full-time position teaching three courses per term, and they do not include summer teaching. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their terminal degree by Sept. 1, 2020.

The University of Pittsburgh Film and Media Studies program invites applications to join an active and innovative program that brings together critical studies, film production, and broadcasting through an interdisciplinary program. Colleagues will teach a mixture of first-year composition courses themed to film, introductory general education courses, and electives in the major and minor. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary program, direct undergraduate research projects, organize events and student colloquia, and participate in collective governance. The teaching load is three courses per semester including composition and writing-intensive courses with expectation of service.

Applicants must demonstrate interest and proficiency in teaching film and media from an interdisciplinary and intersectional critical studies perspective. The successful candidate will be an innovative teacher with possible specializations in film, television, and media industries, genre, screen technologies, digital cultures, or video games. Film and Media Studies values innovative teaching approaches that engage with digital media, the creative industries, and production culture in classrooms. Applicants should show how their teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Teaching Load:
3/3 plus committee or supervisory assignment


Applications should include:

  • Cover letter of 1.5-2 pp. addressed to Gayle Rogers, chair. Include a description of your teaching experience.

  • Current CV and a list of courses taught at Pitt and elsewhere.

  • Teaching Portfolio: It should include sample materials to represent three recent distinct teaching experiences. Applicants who have been the instructor of record for courses should include syllabi, sample assignments, grade rosters, and student evaluations. Applicants who have largely taught as Teaching Assistants should include syllabi, information on the applicant’s contributions to the course, and evidence of effective teaching (student evaluations, comment sheets, and/or letters from course instructors). Applicants who have taught in Writing Centers or in similar teaching environments should include instructional materials and evidence of effective teaching.

  • One-to-two-page diversity statement, in which you share how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Applicants will be judged on the basis of teaching excellence, experience with curricular supervision and design, and the fit of teaching experience to department needs. The selection committee consists of the four program directors, the four directors of undergraduate studies, the Chair, and the director of the Writing Institute. When this committee evaluates applications, they will do so in the spirit and norms captured by the department’s statement on the evaluation of teaching.

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

Teaching Portfolio; and Diversity Statement

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

Assignment Category Fulltime-Regular

Campus Pittsburgh

Required Attachments Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)

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