FTT Job Announcement - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Author: Stacey Stewart

The Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) and the Initiative on Race and Resilience (IRR) at the University of Notre Dame are seeking a candidate for a joint appointment as tenure-track assistant professor in critical race studies and Black film with a starting date of August 2022. Candidates must specialize in critical race studies and Black cinema, either as a theorist or historian.  Candidates will be expected to maintain a tenurable book-based research profile and teach a 2-2 load consisting of a mixture of electives in their areas of research and at least two of the required courses in the film concentration. Secondary interests in global majority cinemas or sports media are welcome but not required.  FTT will be the tenure home for the candidate. The successful candidate will be an active participant in the IRR and its relationship with other units in the College of Arts and Letters.


Candidates must have a PhD in film or a relevant field. Candidate should have refereed publications in competitive academic journals and/or presses and some teaching experience.

Application Instructions

Job applicants should submit:

  • a curriculum vitae listing three references with contact information
  • a cover letter describing:
    • their research;
    • their teaching experience, including any particular experience related to teaching critical race studies and Black cinema and courses similar to FTT’s required courses;
    • how they envision themselves enhancing FTT’s curriculum;
    • and their relevant experience and ability to contribute to the IRR.

The committee will continue to vet applications until the position is filled, but candidates should ideally send materials no later than October 1, 2021 for fullest consideration.

More information and link to apply

Questions about the position can be directed to Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Chair of FTT via email: pamela.wojcik.5@nd.edu