New funding (FINALLY) became available for a one year VAP position in Film & Media in Texas Tech’s English Department.  Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.


Extended Job Title

Visiting Asst Professor

Work Location



Texas Tech University



Position Description

Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Major/Essential Functions

Texas Tech University’s English Department invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professorship in Film & Media Studies. One-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. PhD or ABD in English, Cinema Studies, or related field required. Specialization within film & media studies is open. Teaching load is 3/3 with summer employment possible. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate FMS courses in the English Department’s curriculum and support the Interdisciplinary Minor in Film & Media Studies.

Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

Required Qualifications

Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate’s intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity.

Preferred Qualifications

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Skype or phone. Candidates must apply online at, attaching a letter of application, CV, and writing sample. Direct inquiries to [log in to unmask]

EEO Statement

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?


Required Attachments

Writing Sample
Resume / CV
Cover Letter

Job Type

Full Time

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Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Travel Required




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Sara L. Spurgeon, Ph.D.

Professor, Literatures of the American Southwest

Faculty Fellow, Office of the President, TTU 2013/2014

Past President, Western Literature Association

Director, LSJE (Literature, Social Justice, Environment) Initiative

Department of English, MS43091

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX  79409