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CUNY Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Film & Media Studies in New York, New York

Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Film & Media Studies

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Hunter College

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The Hunter College Department of Film and Media Studies invites applications for a Doctoral Lecturer in Media Studies. The doctoral lecturer’s primary responsibilities will be developing and teaching our gateway jumbo lecture and discussion course MEDIA 180: Introduction to Media Studies as well as teaching other existing courses and developing new analytical courses in Media Studies.

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: television studies; critical race theory; gender and sexuality; under/representation in popular media; power and inequality in digital media; media and politics; media law and regulation in the digital age; concentration and control in the media industries; propaganda and the media.

The workload is 24 assignable hours per year, which is typically a 4-4 course load but would be met with two large MEDIA 180 lectures per semester. Opportunities to teach other media studies classes may exist as well. Additional duties may include course curriculum development and assessment, advising and mentoring students, and committee work.

The Department of Film & Media Studies has over 700 full-time students majoring in two programs of study at the undergraduate level: one in Film combining film history and theory with such creative areas as screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing; the other in Media Studies integrating critical media analysis with creative practice using a mix of contemporary expressive forms including documentary filmmaking, TV production, journalism, digital imaging and animation, physical computing and game programming. The department faculty promotes advanced scholarship and creative expression, seeks to have a positive impact on the diverse communities we serve, and fosters the success of our students in their academic studies and as innovative writers and artists. The department also offers a nationally recognized MFA in Integrated Media Arts that seeks to educate multi-disciplinary media professionals who are socially engaged and creatively fluent across contemporary and emerging digital media platforms. The successful candidate will teach primarily in the undergraduate Media Studies program, but may also have the opportunity to teach an analytical seminar in the MFA program in Integrated Media Arts.

Located on the 68th Street campus on the upper east side of Manhattan near many major cultural institutions, Hunter College offers scholars and creative artists a vibrant and dynamic community within a highly diverse urban setting. As part of the City University of New York, a nationally recognized metropolitan university system, Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.


A PhD in Media Studies, or another field with a body of research related to media, is required. Also required are the ability to teach a large lecture course successfully, and the interest and ability to contribute to the department and the greater college community.


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. ($56,821 - $88,998)

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 26187

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account. Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required

material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Statement of scholarly interests and teaching philosophy

  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

  • Names and contact information of 3 references

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred


The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on February 28, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.


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