Job Market

Job Listings

Prominent film and media studies-related job posting lists. Many of these are behind a membership/pay-wall (except Canada's. Go Canada):

  • SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies) (FVS has an institutional access - get password from Emily for this)
  • The MLA (Modern Language Association) 
  • NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies)
  • FSAC (Film Studies Association of Canada) 
  • H-Net (broad Humanities network)
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education's Job Page
  • Inside Higher Ed
  • Higher Ed Jobs 
  • CAA list (Art History, Visual Studies, etc.)


Job Applications

Plus, some advice about this article from Jonathan Sterne (from whose excellent website,, I'm cribbing many of these links)
"This is a great starting point, a kind of “mad libs for cover letters” that will get you writing your first application quickly.  Of course, it’s written for ABD students but could easily be adapted for the recent PhD.  I would, however, push on two things.  1) If you follow the advice exactly, the letter will look formulaic (as a search committee chair I got real tired of the “people have argued X but I show Y” line, for instance).  So mix it up a little once you’ve followed the template.  2) I strongly discourage people from going on to a 3rd page of their cover letter.  There are plenty of other opportunities to say stuff about yourself.  If you have a reader who says “this person doesn’t get it if they’re going onto a 3rd page of the cover letter” you’ve done yourself a disservice."


Job Interviews

When you're on the market, you're going to have to be able to describe your own institutional history and position. Crib from Rick's astute description of FVS!

An article describing great practices for the Campus Interview! 


General Links and Related Information

The Professor is In Book and Blog - this is not field specific, so take her advice with a grain of salt, but the book is an excellent resource for wrapping your head around the job market.

Jason Mittel On Running a 2009-10 Search for a New Media Studies Position at Middlebury (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.