Assistant Professor of Film & Video Production

Position ID: 36729
University of West Georgia
College of Social Sciences
Mass Communication
Branch Campus: 
Carrollton, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 


Nature of Work

The Department of Mass Communications at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Film & Video Production to begin August 1, 2018 in an expanding department.

The department is a top-5 major with nearly 600 undergraduates housed in the College of Social Sciences; offers concentrations in Convergence Journalism, Digital Media & Telecommunication, Film & Video Production, and Public Relations; and is home to cutting-edge experiential learning labs, including bluestone Public Relations Firm, The West Georgian, The WOLF Internet Radio, and WUTV.  Located less than an hour west of Atlanta, a top-10 U.S. media market, the department partners with a mix of professionals to offer networking, professional development, and internship opportunities.

Candidate should be able to teach fundamentals and advanced film and video production, and at least two intermediate production courses (digital cinematography, sound design, post-production, producing, documentary production, fiction, animation, etc.); and ability to teach Film & Culture and Short-Form Screenwriting & Analysis is a plus.  Additionally, candidate will be expected to teach core courses as well as courses that support other concentrations, e.g., digital social media, diversity and mass media, introduction to mass communications, media ethics, photojournalism, and special topics.


Requires a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) in the discipline, e.g., film, radio/television/digital communication, mass communication, or a closely related field; a 12 credit-hour teaching load per semester, though 3 credit-hours of reassign-time is granted each semester for professional growth and development activity; at least three years of part-time and/or full-time professional experience; and scholarship and service commensurate with rank.

Application Procedure/To Apply:

Email applications in PDF format, preferably in a single file, to Mr. Deon Kay, Search Chair (  Applications should include letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of three references, and link to online portfolio.  Only complete applications will be considered.

UWG is a University System of Georgia comprehensive, doctorate-granting institution of more than 13,000 students and an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.  The department seeks applications from a broad spectrum of individuals, including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities.

Review of applications will begin August 21, 2017. Salary is competitive, and the anticipated start date is August 1, 2018.  Positions are contingent upon funding, and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

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Contract Period: 
10 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Television/Film Production
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
3 years
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Deon Kay,
Phone Number: 
(678) 839-4942
Vacancy Status: 
Annual Salary: 

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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
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