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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Film

Organization: Western Colorado University
Date Posted: 10/17/2019
Date Needed: 8/3/2020
City: Gunnison
Location: Colorado
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Film
Western Colorado University

 

POSITION:  Western Colorado University invites applications for a tenure-track position in film at the rank of assistant professor.

 

DUTIES:  We seek a film/media arts generalist with the ability to teach all technical and creative aspects of production for documentary and at least one other genre of media production (animation, multi-camera/studio, experimental, narrative), as well as film history and theoretical studies at all levels, beginning through advanced.  The candidate must have prior demonstrated excellence in instructional experience at the undergraduate level and should be fully dedicated to university-level teaching.  Depending on background, this person is expected to teach as needed elsewhere in the Communication Arts B.A. Program* (COM), including COM core courses, general education courses, and/or essential skills courses.  Responsibilities include teaching 24-semester credits per year, serving as the faculty advisor for the Mountaineer Media student co-curricular, advising 15-30 COM/film majors, service to the university, curriculum development, student recruitment, and continued professional development.

 

Applicants must have a keen story sense, be fully conversant with the creative practices of digital filmmaking with a holistic experience in the field, and be committed to promoting diverse and democratized voices.

 

The candidate must establish a commitment to undergraduate teaching and a record of creative work, as demonstrated by screenings in cinema houses, festivals, museums, television, or other related venues. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to engage productively with students at all skill levels, as well as an eagerness to nurture a vital role for film production within the context of a liberal arts university in a program that explicitly centers collaboration as a value.

 

*Western’s Film Studies Emphasis is housed in the Communication Arts program, which has approximately 70 majors and 40 minors.  Communication Arts offers emphasis on Film Studies, Strategic Communication, and Theatre. Often our students take courses in more than one area, benefiting from curricular and co-curricular connections within.

 

SALARY: $49,000 - $53,000 depending on experience.  Benefits include an employee/employer shared contribution retirement plan, life, and health insurance, and dependent tuition reduction benefits, after one year of employment.

 

START DATE:              August, 2020

 

QUALIFICATIONS:       Minimum requirements:

1) An M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Film or closely related field. 2) A minimum of three years of experience as a university-level instructor of media production. 3) Professional industry work experience and/or a body of juried film festival or broadcast exhibition of one’s creative work as a filmmaker. Candidates should design their CV to address these minimum requirements clearly.

 

Additional consideration will be given to candidates that exceed the minimum requirements. Experience with and ability to teach courses in visual effects, virtual reality, interactivity, or new media/social media technologies is a plus.

 

APPLICATION: To apply, go to www.western.edu/jobs and use our online application form (see the "apply" link at the top of the job posting); required attachments to your online application include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, teaching statement, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, and contact information for three references.   

 

For more information, contact: Cindy Petito (970) 943-2025; email: cpetito@western.edu

 

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.  Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

 

 

Western is a residential, public university with an enrollment of 3,400 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Western is a student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged campus and community. Faculty help students develop the skills and commitments needed to continue learning throughout their lives and strive to elucidate the connections unifying academic domains, which have traditionally existed separately: the sciences, liberal arts and professional programs. The curriculum provides professional flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Western is also an advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. The university is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides significant year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Employees have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about the university.

Western Colorado University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus.

 

 

 

How to Apply / Contact

APPLICATION: To apply, go to www.western.edu/jobs and use our online application form (see the "apply" link at the top of the job posting); required attachments to your online application include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, teaching statement, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, and contact information for three references.   

For more information, contact: Cindy Petito (970) 943-2025; email: cpetito@western.edu

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.  Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

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