Visiting Professor of Cinema

McDaniel College

About McDaniel College:

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.

Job Description:

The Communication and Cinema Department at McDaniel College invites applications for a Visiting Professor (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) beginning Fall 2024. Applicants should be willing to take a broad approach to the study of Cinema within the Liberal Arts context. We seek applicants committed to undergraduate teaching that balances theory and practice, including studio and location production, with a specialty in Classical Hollywood Cinema. The teaching responsibilities will include Introduction to Cinema, upper-level Film Analysis courses, Scriptwriting, Basic Video Editing, Narrative Film Production, as well as the major’s capstone course and first-year seminars. The teaching load is 3/3. McDaniel College is an AA/EEO and an award-winning ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin March 2024 and will be accepted until the position is filled.


M.F.A or Ph.D. in relevant field required

Experience teaching at the college level preferred

Specialty in Classical Hollywood Cinema preferred

The ability and willingness to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential

Candidates must comply with all related federal, state, and local regulatory guidelines including, but not limited to, FERPA and Title IX.

Additional Information:

McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the College's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit  

Application Instructions:

To apply, visit:

Applications must be submitted via this online process to be considered.  Applications must include the following (pdfs are preferred): 

-Letter of interest 

-Curriculum Vitae 

-A statement of teaching philosophy, including a statement of experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body

At the time of application, letters of reference are encouraged but not required.  All complete applications with or without reference letters will be reviewed.  For candidates who are short-listed for phone interviews, three letters of references will then be solicited.  To submit letters of reference at the time of application, please arrange for one to three letters to be sent to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact person Erin Watley
Address McDaniel College
City Westminster
State MD
Postal code 21157
Phone 410-386-4688

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