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Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film Studies, Tenure Track – College of Arts and Sciences


Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film Studies, Tenure Track

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Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences


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Position Summary

The University of Tulsa invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film Studies. An MFA is required, or a PhD with significant production experience. The position commences August 2018.

We seek a candidate who excels in teaching and practicing media/film storytelling (fiction and nonfiction), who demonstrates knowledge in digital production and postproduction (including Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro), and who can make innovative contributions to our evolving production-oriented curriculum. The candidate must be actively involved in media production and must have teaching experience at the university level. Responsibilities include 1) teaching core undergraduate media production/postproduction courses and instructing students in the use of relevant equipment and programs; 2) working with fellow faculty in Media Studies and Film Studies in the development of production curriculum and other related materials; 3) supervising and maintaining production studio and labs; 4) facilitating connections with media/film producers locally, regionally, and nationally; 5) devising and implementing recruitment strategies for attracting students to the Departments of Media Studies and Film Studies.

The Department of Film Studies encompasses film and media production and editing, film history and theory, film scoring, and screenwriting. The Department of Media Studies encompasses media history, criticism, and theory, with an emphasis on American social, political, and cultural contexts.

The Departments of Media Studies and Film Studies are part of the Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences, one of five colleges at The University of Tulsa (TU). TU, one of the oldest private educational institutions in Oklahoma. The U.S. News and World Report ranks TU in the top 50 private schools in the United States. Information about TU and the Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences programs may be found at

Tulsa is one of the most livable and affordable cities in the United States with a metropolitan population of over 930,000, and a cost of living index of 85% of the national average. Its lively arts and culture scene includes three major museums (the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, and the Gilcrease Museum), a diverse music scene, and a thriving community of media producers and aficionados. Tulsa’s historic independent movie theatre, Circle Cinema, frequently collaborates with TU and provides special screenings, industry panels, and student internships through events like the Tulsa American Film Festival.

Application Information

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tulsa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Please submit the following documents as a single pdf in the order listed to with the subject line “Media Studies and Film Studies Search”: (1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications, your teaching philosophy, and your experience and goals in media/film production; 2) a curriculum vita with contact information for three references; and 3) links to production samples, each sample limited to ten minutes in length.

Send email inquiries to: Prof. Jeff Van Hanken, Search Committee Chair:






The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.