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Assistant or Associate Professor of Film & Area Coordinator

Company: Southern Utah University
Location: Cedar City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor & Area Coordinator for its new BFA in Filmmaking degree. This is a full-time, tenure-track-eligible position*. Candidates will join a dynamic, cross-disciplinary faculty and should possess leadership capabilities with strategies of bringing together diverse groups in collaboration. This is a new interdisciplinary NASAD-approved program with an existing curriculum and new facilities. The start date is August 16, 2021, salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

*Rank and tenure-track-eligibility are dependent on qualifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Teach various forms of film production, cinematography, business of film and its application, producing for the screen, and at least one other area of interest - equivalent to 18 instructional credit hours (ICH)
  2. Coordinate Filmmaking Area and management of facilities - equivalent to 6 ICH
  3. Mentor student projects
  4. Participate in department, college, university committees and service
  5. Tenure-track candidates must participate in peer-reviewed creative/scholarly activities

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track candidates must have a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) in film or related areas. A candidate with a non-terminal degree, but with at least 10 years professional industry experience, may be considered for Assistant Professor, non-tenure track (NTT)
  • Must have professional experience in the practice of making film with the ability to draw upon expertise in the industry in guiding student learning
  • Experience in the business of filmmaking-- both independent and mainstream
  • Record of achievement in film festivals and/or other outlets
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching in a collaborative environment
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in curriculum development is a plus
  • Participation in professional filmmaking associations

Documents Needed to Apply:

  • Cover Letter addressing your experience and aptitudes related to the job description, duties, and responsibilities
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Sample Syllabus (optional but preferred)
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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Keywords: Southern Utah University, Saint George , Assistant or Associate Professor of Film & Area Coordinator, Other , Cedar City, Utah

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