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Job Announcement: Lecturer in Media Studies, Queens College

Posted By AMY M. HERZOG, Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Department of Media Studies at Queens College, CUNY seeks a full-time lecturer in Media Studies starting in August 2015. Our department is committed to scholarship that situates media within political, cultural, and economic environments, and that engages with issues of social power and difference. The successful candidate will teach classes across our expanding interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs, and take an active role in student mentoring. We seek an experienced educator able to teach a range of our core undergraduate courses in media and film (which include both large surveys and smaller writing-intensive courses) to a diverse student body. The ideal candidate will be prepared to teach a variety of film and media studies electives, including courses on national cinemas, genres, media and politics, popular music, and youth media. Previous media industry experience is desirable.


​A completed PhD by August 2015. Minimum five years experience teaching in media and film studies.


​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.


​Candidates must establish an account via our university's online application system to be considered. If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow the instructions below:
- Go to and click on "Employment"
- Click "Search job postings"
- Click on "More options to search for CUNY jobs"
- Search by Job Opening ID number (12396)
- Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.

Please note that candidates must upload a cover letter outlining their teaching philosophy and a curriculum vitae combined in a single document, in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text.

In addition, the following materials should be submitted to a teaching dossier including three syllabi relevant to our curriculum, a sample writing assignment, and two recent teaching observations; and a writing sample. Three letters of recommendation that assess the applicant's teaching abilities should be emailed directly from the recommenders.

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.

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