Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies / Art History

University of California Irvine School of Humanities

Assistant Professor in Film & Media Studies or Art History with a focus on Mexican, Latin American and Latinx film and media and/or history of art

Job #JPF06384
  • School of Humanities - Film and Media Studies, Art History

Recruitment Period

Open September 25th, 2020 through Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by November 15th, 2020, you will have until November 25th, 2020 to complete your application.


The Departments of Art History and of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in modern/contemporary Latina/o/x, Mexican, and/or Latin American Art and Architectural History and/or Film and Media Studies. This specialization may be broadly conceived to include transnational /transborder contexts and analyses, and is open in its range of 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 anticipate the appointment will be in one department or the other rather than a joint appointment.

The Departments jointly offer the Ph.D. program in Visual Studies.

A Ph.D. in Art History and/or Film and Media Studies or related field must be completed by June 30, 2021.

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, 2020 and continue until the position is filled (start date is July 2021). Applications completed by November 15, 2020 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 the Department of Art History, visit

For more information about our Visual Studies graduate program, visit

UC Irvine is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more information, see and

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
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Writing Sample - Article length writing sample
  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
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  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)