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Assistant Professor of Filmmaking

Organization: Colorado College
Date Posted: 9/26/2019
City: Colorado Springs
Location: Colorado
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

The Film and Media Studies Program invites applications from creative practitioners with an expertise in fiction filmmaking, with secondary expertise in cinematography, screenwriting, editing/post-production, or animation. Applicants must have a strong story sense, be fully conversant with the creative processes and practices of digital filmmaking with holistic experience in the field, and be committed to promoting diverse and democratized voices. Ability to teach hands-on, applied courses covering introductory and advanced production and post-production is a must. The ideal candidate would also be able to teach courses in writing for the screen, such as feature screenwriting, shorts writing, or writing for television; and/or courses in cinematography, editing, animation, or advanced digital and analog techniques. Experience with and ability to teach courses in sound design and mixing, visual effects, virtual reality, interactivity, or other new media technologies is a plus.

The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to this goal in their cover letter.

The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and a record of creative work as evidenced by screenings in cinema houses, festivals, museums, television, or other related venues. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability and commitment to engage productively with students at all skill levels, as well as an eagerness to foster a vital role for film production within the context of a liberal arts college, in a program that explicitly centers collaboration as a value. An MFA or PhD is strongly encouraged, though in some cases experience may be able to substitute for the terminal degree.

A distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and professors teach six of the eight blocks in an academic year. The Block plan also provides opportunities for teaching off-campus; recent courses in Film and Media Studies have been offered in Los Angeles and New York, and the senior seminar for the major includes a trip to the Sundance Film Festival. The college supports scholarly and creative activity via a generous sabbatical program, travel to conferences, and internal grant opportunities.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

Apply here: https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/4132

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