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Assistant Professor in Film Production

Organization: University of North Carolina
Date Posted: 9/30/2019
City: Wilmington
Location: North Carolina
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

University of North Carolina Wilmington 

Department of Film Studies 
Assistant Professor


The Department of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film Production, to begin in August 2020. The department seeks a narrative filmmaker with demonstrated expertise in digital cinematography.  Candidates with other areas of expertise that complement our faculty and curriculum may also be considered.  The successful candidate will teach courses in his or her areas of specialty, as well as the department’s foundational production courses. 


Qualifications: Candidates must possess a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in film production or a related discipline by August 2020.  Candidates must exhibit potential for excellent teaching and professional creative productivity and a commitment to the department’s mission to integrate the study and production of cinema.  Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach courses outside of their specialization in other areas of film and digital media production.


One of the premiere departments at UNCW, Film Studies is launching integrated graduate programs in Fall 2020, an MFA in Filmmaking and an MA in Film Studies.  The historic coastal city of Wilmington is home to EUE Screen Gems Studios, a 50-acre, full-service motion picture facility, and the department has a robust working relationship with both the studio and area filmmaking professionals. Wilmington and UNCW's vibrant film community hosts film festivals, local and visiting filmmakers and scholars, and an assortment of independent and international film screenings. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence by publications such as  U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. 


A letter of interest and curriculum vitae should be uploaded to the online application. Microsoft Word or PDF attachments are required.  Links to creative work samples must be included in the letter ofinterest.  Demo reels may be included, but at least two examples of creative work should be provided in their entirety.  Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be mailed to: 


Chip Hackler

Search Committee Chair 
Department of Film Studies 
University of North Carolina Wilmington 
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5950 


Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2019; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For questions, contact Chip Hackler at 


UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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