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Assistant Professor - Film

Organization: Syracuse University
Date Posted: 10/2/2019
City: Syracuse
Location: New York
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

SYRACUSEUNIVERSITY-The Department of Transmedia within the College of Visual and Performing Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Film beginning Fall 2020. We are seeking a filmmaker to join our well-established and respected film program offering bothBFA andMFA degrees in Film. Our film program promotes an independent and artistic filmmaker ethos. We are therefore looking for someone who is fully informed about all aspects of film production, but given current faculty strengths we are particularly interested in someone who is strong in two or more of the following areas: fiction, cinematography, sound design, editing and post-production, emerging and hybrid modes, and film studies. However, ultimately and above all else, we seek an exceptional artist – a filmmaker making interesting and thought-provoking work, regardless of their filmmaking area/mode.

This faculty member will bring production expertise and help design new courses based on their own research and practice, as well as teaching courses based on our programmatic and curricular needs. We look forward to our new faculty member sharing their unique vision with the program and department. For service, the faculty member will participate in committees in the department, college, and/or university and help with student advising, student learning outcomes and assessment, and community engagement. The Department of Transmedia is a major academic center for the education of media arts professionals. Our programs offer students rewarding studio experiences in well-equipped facilities, simultaneously integrated with rigorous academic studies and challenging curricula in media arts history as well as comprehensive and diverse theory and contemporary issue courses. The Transmedia department comprises fourBFAand fourMFA programs in Art Photography, Art Video, Computer Art and Animation, and Film, with 16 full-time faculty and approximately 300 undergraduate and 30 graduate students. Individuals whose experience, training, and professional practice will enhance the department’s and college’s commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.
We seek a filmmaker obsessed with producing their own work and with in-depth technical skills, aesthetic, and all-around production knowledge. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent teaching skills, and technical proficiency. A solid record of achievement in film festivals or other distribution channels is expected. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have the communication abilities and cross-cultural competencies to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.

We are seeking candidates with:

  • Thorough knowledge of multiple modes of film production.
  • Thorough understanding of film production and post-production technology. 
  • Thorough understanding of both independent and mainstream film production and post-production.
  • MFA in Film required. Minimum teaching experience of 3 years is strongly preferred.

Successful candidate will fully participate in the life of the department and program and contribute to our educational mission. Candidates will produce scholarly and creative work commensurate with an R1 institution and the established evidences for tenure and promotion.  In addition, the selected candidate will expect to serve on committees in the Department, College, and University. This may include curriculum development, community outreach, student advising, mentoring of student organizations, and participating in accreditation-related activities, etc. Please apply to

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force.

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