Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Film, Tenure Track

The Department of Film at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Latin American Film and/or Screen Studies to begin Fall semester 2024.

Salary Wage Range
Pay Transparency Disclosure: The annual base starting salary range for this position is $89,000 to $99,000 (USD). This range includes new faculty appointments beginning the first year of a standard tenure clock as well as Assistant Professors with previous tenure-line experience who will be on an accelerated tenure clock. When extending an offer of employment, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) candidate’s education/training, work experience, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations. This salary range
represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting. The starting salary for an Assistant Professor in this position with a PhD beginning the first year of a standard tenure clock in Fall 2024 is $93,000.

AA Statement
Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.

About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to
a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching

Position Description
Competitive candidates will have a PhD in Film Studies or a relevant field. Candidates who are ABD and will have their degree in hand by the start of Fall 2024 are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate is prepared to teach widely in the film studies curriculum, especially foundational screen analysis and film history courses, while also developing and implementing new course offerings on Latin American media. These courses might include various national cinemas and movements, LatinX, AfroLatino, or diasporic studies, transnational studies, indigenous studies, border studies, television, radio, digital platforms, and/or activist media. We welcome candidates with areas of specialization including feminist studies, queer studies, trans studies, and disability studies. We strongly encourage applicants who incorporate creative elements – such as outward-facing scholarship or site-specific learning – to their research and/or teaching to apply.

Applications should be addressed to Erica Stein, chair of the search committee, and submitted online at: For inquiries, please reach out to

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after that date will not be guaranteed review.

How to Apply

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 10/16/2023

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