Considering a Career in the Field?Online Career Center
The field of Cinema and Media Studies continues to grow and thrive; although the academic job market remains challenging, students and scholars in film, television, and media studies can still find positions across a variety of institutions, departments, and fields. The Society is committed to assisting scholars at the beginning of their careers (through mentoring opportunities at the annual conference) and at later stages as well, through our online career center, professional development opportunities, and publishing and networking venues.
SCMS provides one of the largest databases of employment listings in film and media studies. Only full members (not temporary members) of the Society can access the job announcements. Employers and their representatives may submit job announcements by selecting Submit an Opening. Currently, there is no charge to post to the SCMS job list. Please allow 8 to 12 business hours for job posting to be approved once submitted.Professional-Development Workshops
During the annual conference, SCMS offers professional development workshops—often sponsored by the Professional Development Committee or the Graduate Student Organization—that focus on different topics of interest to our membership. Previous workshops have focused on finding a tenure track position, publishing the first book, or life after tenure. Take a look at the conference program (available online in December).
Publishing and Opportunities
Cinema Journalis one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in the fields of film and media studies. The journal welcomes submissions from SCMS members on a variety of scholarly topics. (For detailed submissions information, please visit the page CJ Submissions.) In addition to publishing some of the best film and media scholarship, Cinema Journal often lists CFPs for other print and on-line journals along with CFPs for national and international conferences.
Currently under development, the SCMS mentorship program will be available soon.
Institutional Membershave unlimited access to the Career Center, and can highlight their programs for potential job candidates or future undergraduate and graduate students through the Programs/Schoolsarea of the website.