Assistant Professor in Media Studies
University of California Irvine School of Humanities
United States

Assistant Professor in Japanese Film and Media Studies

Job #JPF05783
  • School of Humanities - Film & Media Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 14th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Assistant Professor, Japanese Film and Media Studies

The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Japanese film and media studies. This specialization may be broadly conceived to include transnational contexts and analyses, and is open in its range of media platforms (such as film, television, radio, anime, sound, games, mobile apps, and/or social media, etc.) and periods (from early cinema to contemporary media). We are also interested in candidates with a demonstrated engagement with one or more of the following areas: cultural studies, postcolonial theory, and/or the political and ethical implications of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and indigeneity. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarship and in teaching a range of core and elective courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We offer the Ph.D. program in Visual Studies collaboratively with the Department of Art History. A Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies or related field must be completed by June 30, 2020.

To apply, please upload your cover letter, CV, article-length writing sample, names and contact information for three references, teaching statement, and diversity statement via UC Irvine’s on-line application system, AP Recruit, located at
Additional materials, such as letters of recommendation and sample syllabi, may be requested at a later date.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled (start date is July 2020). Applications completed by November 15, 2019 will be granted full consideration.

The diversity statement should communicate how your research, teaching, and professional activities contribute to diversity and foster inclusion. For more information see
For guidelines on how to prepare a reflective teaching statement see This statement should:

  1. Indicate the candidate’s teaching experiences to date, including experience with teaching undergraduates/graduate students, or other populations, as well as their areas of interest. This should also include mentorship that they have given to others in the line of research or outreach activities.
  2. Detail the candidate’s teaching approaches and philosophies, as to how they will engage in effective teaching strategies.

For more information about the Department of Film and Media Studies, visit
For more information about our Visual Studies graduate program, visit
For additional information, please contact Beth Pace, Department Manager, at

UC Irvine is a minority-serving institution. For more information, see

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. As a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Writing Sample - Article length writing sample

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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