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The Africa Institute of the Global Studies University is seeking applications for an open rank position (Assistant Professor to Full Professor) in African Cinema and Media Studies in the Humanities Department. The successful candidates must have an excellent record or potential of research and publications related to the African and African Diasporic film and media practices.

The Africa Institute is interested in scholars who have demonstrated an interdisciplinary, and dynamic approach to cinema and media studies. We welcome applications from candidates engaged in innovative research and teaching from any perspective within the full range of Africa and the African diaspora. We welcome applicants with experience in media studies or the histories of film or media.

Candidates specializing in social media, digital media, and documentary studies related to the African experiences are also welcome.

The appointed individual will be responsible for teaching two courses per semester, totaling four courses throughout the academic calendar. Additionally, the appointed candidate will provide guidance to graduate students and actively contribute to the vibrant interdisciplinary community within the Humanities department and beyond. This is a full-time position beginning in the Fall of 2024, and located in Sharjah, UAE.

Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in one of the following disciplines: Cinema and Media Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, or Art History and Visual Studies at the time of appointment. Candidates should also demonstrate expertise in the historical and theoretical approaches to film, television, and media studies. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in an active program of scholarly research and publication, participate in committees, and supervise graduate student research.


How to Apply

To apply, interested individuals must electronically submit a letter of application, CV, and the contact information of three references of their choice. The application should also include a statement of teaching philosophy, showcasing successful teaching experiences and addressing strategies for serving a classroom with diverse backgrounds.

Additionally, candidates should provide a statement outlining their research activities, a writing sample consisting of either a published journal article, a book chapter, or a dissertation chapter. The writing sample should be roughly equivalent in length to a standard academic journal article.

All applications should be sent to, and the subject line for the email should be the position being applied to.

Application Deadline

The position is open until filled. The starting date of employment is Fall 2024.


*Salary and further compensation commensurate with degree and experience. Benefits package includes health insurance, housing, and transportation, children school fees allowances subject to coordination of benefits.
*The Africa Institute is committed to fair employment practices and encourages women and men of all national, ethnic and religious backgrounds to apply and join our expanding team. UAE nationals are encouraged to apply.
*We anticipate a high number of applications and will do our best to respond to any queries. Please do note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted in the first instance.


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