Lecturer in Media Science
University of California Santa Barbara
United States

Lecturer in Media Science


Job #JPF02574
  • Film and Media Studies / College of Letters & Science - Humanities and Fine Arts / UC Santa Barbara

Position overview

Position title:Lecturer
Salary range: See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time (100%) annual rate for this position is $$66,259 - $81,419. Percent appointments may vary.
Percent time: Positions generally range from 33% to 100%.
Anticipated start: September 2023
Position duration: Fall quarter 2023 and Winter quarter 2024.

Application Window

Open date: August 14, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Aug 28, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Sep 15, 2023 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.

Position description

The Department of Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach three courses in the 2023-24 academic year: one 100-student core lecture course in Fall quarter, 2023; and two 100-student elective lecture courses in Winter quarter, 2024.

The Fall course is a 5-unit international film history core course focusing on the period from early sound cinema through the early new wave with a separate time block for weekly screenings. Lecturer is also responsible for course development, grading, holding regular office hours, and supervising two teaching assistants. Winter elective course topics are flexible dependent upon lecturer’s interests and expertise. We welcome innovative courses in any area of film and media studies. For instance, the department is interested in expanding its curriculum in media industry studies, game studies, and queer studies, but will consider all areas. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

At the time of application, candidates must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or international equivalent) except the dissertation in Film, Television, or related Media Practices or a related field and have one or more years teaching experience at university or college level.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

At the time of hire, a PhD in Film, Television, or related Media Practices or a related field is required.

Preferred qualifications

Expertise in film history and experience teaching in at least one other area of disciplinary focus.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Sample Course Syllabi

  • Description of Proposed Electives

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Creative Work Samples (Optional)

  • Diversity Statement - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (~200 words)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Please provide the names and complete contact information for 3 references. The department will conduct a reference check for the finalist before extending an offer.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02574

Help contact: savannah.parison@filmandmedia.ucsb.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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