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Assistant Professor, Film Production and Film Studies - The Department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies
at University of Denver
The Department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies (MFJS) in the Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Denver offers students a robust understanding of the role of the media in contemporary society. With its emphasis on developing strong communication skills across various platforms and its grounding in the critical evaluation of media practices, the department’s offerings prepare students for the pursuit of excellence in the constantly evolving media, film, and journalism professions. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in film studies and production, journalism studies, media studies, and strategic communication (public relations). At the graduate level, the Department offers a master of arts in media and public communication (strategic communication or media and globalization emphasis) and a master of arts in international and intercultural communication.
The Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in film/media production beginning September 1, 2019. The candidate will contribute to teaching in the university’s renowned film program where we prioritize advocacy and activism, and approach media/filmmaking through a critical lens which includes grounding in theory, history and criticism. The ideal candidate must be an active filmmaker who has made feature or short form films that have screened at noteworthy film festivals and/or have been distributed (broadcast/VOD/theatrical/DIY platforms).
Teach undergraduate and graduate level core courses in media/film production. Also teach field production and editing, advanced editing, scriptwriting, and either narrative or documentary production. The normal teaching load is 5 courses spread across 3 academic quarters in an academic year, prior to receipt of tenure. After tenure, a full teaching load is 6 courses spread across 3 academic quarters in an academic year. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Maintain an active creative agenda, teaching production courses and additional undergraduate and graduate classes in the department, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
- Participate in departmental, division and university faculty governance through committee service and meeting participation.
- Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
- Participate in national and/or international scholarly or creative networks and organizations.
- MFA or Ph.D. in a related field with significant production experience by September 1, 2019.
- Active filmmaker who has made feature or short form films that have screened at noteworthy film festivals and/or have been distributed (broadcast/VOD/theatrical/DIY platforms).
- MFA or Ph.D. in a related field with significant production experience at time of application.
- Ability to teach directing and writing for film and television, cinematography, sound (production and/or post-production), lighting, professional courses in film and film criticism.
- Ability to teach activist or social justice filmmaking.
- A creative agenda examining race or ethnicity, inequalities, and/or social change.
- Community engaged research and/or public scholarship.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 1, 2018
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Cover letter
- Creative work statements with links to sample(s) of work
- A teaching statement including evidence of teaching excellence (such as a sample syllabus, summary of course or peer evaluations, etc.)
- A list of references
- A 2-4 page statement in which the candidate speaks about his/her experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence (see DU’s statement at: https://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html)
NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.