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UNC Charlotte

Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor.

Location: Charlotte, NC
Posted: January 31, 2024
Application Deadline: February 16, 2024


UNC Charlotte
Jurgen Buchenau
Charlotte, NC, 28223

Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor
Film Studies
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences (CHESS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Film Studies beginning August 12, 2024. This non-tenure track faculty member will teach four undergraduate courses per semester or the equivalent on a three-year renewable appointment. The selected faculty member will be expected to teach media production-focused courses in the growing Film Studies curriculum, which includes an undergraduate minor, a Video Production certificate, and the Film & Media Production concentration in the Interdisciplinary Studies major. The selected candidate may also teach electives in their area of specialty and General Education courses.

Although the position will primarily involve teaching and service in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, the selected candidate will have their appointment home in one of the fifteen departments in CHESS.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a master's or doctoral degree in a field related to Film Studies at the time of appointment and provide evidence of ability to teach a diverse student population at the undergraduate level. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching introductory through advanced film courses at the university level; experience as a working filmmaker with a history of festival/gallery exhibitions, distribution, grant awards, and/or film industry connections; experience with all phases of film and media production (pre-production, production, post-production); as well as a working knowledge of industry trends, distribution methods, and festival experience. Finalists will be asked to discuss how their teaching and mentoring practices engage students of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities, helping to remove barriers to ensure the success of all students regardless of their entry pathway into the university.

Interdisciplinary Studies. The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies is home to a B.A. and M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, a B.A. and M.A. in Latin American Studies, graduate certificates in Gerontology and Women and Gender Studies, and multiple interdisciplinary minors: American Studies, Capitalism Studies, Film Studies, Gerontology, Health & Medical Humanities, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. Film Studies is one of the largest and fastest-growing undergraduate programs, with a current enrollment of approximately 250 students across the minor, Video Production certificate, and Film & Media Production concentration in the Interdisciplinary Studies major. For more information, visit and

Setting. As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the new College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences houses 15 departments, 18 interdisciplinary programs, and 6 applied centers. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs with extensive honors and early-entry options. The College plays a pivotal role in delivering on the university's goals in research excellence, student success and experience, and community engagement. Through their scholarship and teaching, the College's 350+ faculty members seek to deepen our understanding of complex problems and lead the university in interdisciplinary collaboration and equity and justice initiatives.

UNC Charlotte is the second largest institution within the University of North Carolina system. In Fall 2023, the university enrolled over 30,000 students and experienced record growth of its incoming first-year class and graduate programs. UNC Charlotte is also the fastest-growing institution in the UNC System, comprising seven academic colleges offering 171 undergraduate majors in 77 programs leading to Bachelor's degrees, 65 Master's degrees, and 24 doctoral degrees. UNC Charlotte is proud to have 3,545 passionate and committed faculty and staff members and more than 120,000 living alumni.

Notes to Applicants. Applicants must apply electronically at (position number 3035) and attach: (1) a detailed application letter responding to the job qualifications and description; (2) a one-page statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy; and (3) a current CV. Additional materials will be requested at later stages of the search. For further information, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Philip Kaffen, at Review of applications will begin on February 16, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Note that the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies is searching for two additional non-tenure track positions this job cycle, including one in Interdisciplinary Studies (position number 6019) and another in American Studies (position number 2484). We encourage candidates who are suitably qualified to apply for multiple positions at

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to criminal background checks.

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