Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Film/Media Production

Position ID: 37739
Location
Institution: 
Georgia State University
College/Div/School: 
College of the Arts
Department: 
School of Film, Media & Theatre
Branch Campus: 
Atlanta, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Film/Media Production

Log# 19-031

Be part of the School of Film, Media & Theatre’s growing faculty at Georgia State University, an enterprising Research I university in Atlanta. Our next Assistant Professor in Film/Media Production (whose work focuses on issues of identity and difference) will play a central role in the school’s contributions to Georgia State’s strategic goals of highlighting the arts and media as vital to the quality of all major cities and demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates. Opportunities for support for faculty include intramural research grants, summer funding, teaching release time, graduate research assistants, travel funds, and assistance in pursuing external funding.

The Film and Media faculty and the Theatre faculty at Georgia State University merged in July 2017 to form the School of Film, Media & Theatre. The new school has over 900 majors and houses a Ph.D. program in Moving Image Studies, master’s programs in film/media production and studies, and undergraduate programs in film/media and theatre. We are located in the heart of the third largest media-producing capital in America. The School of Film, Media & Theatre is dedicated to broadening the range of voices heard in American culture (including perspectives that are often marginalized because of race, gender, age, class, rural status, gender identity, ethnicity, body image, disability, sexual orientation, military status, religion, or political orientation) and to critically examining the functions of mainstream visual storytelling in our culture.

The School of Film, Media & Theatre is part of the College of the Arts, which was established in 2016 and also includes the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, the School of Music, the Center for Collaborative & International Arts (CENCIA), and the Center for Educational Partnerships in Music. In addition to offering some of the university’s most popular majors, the college connects faculty and students with Atlanta’s thriving arts scene and booming film and music industries.

Georgia State University is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students significant research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State as #4 in Most Innovative Schools, #8 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, and #11 in Campus Ethnic Diversity among national universities.

Responsibilities

Candidates who work in fiction or documentary, mainstream or alternative forms, long or short forms, theatrical/broadcast/cable/festival/web distributed media are invited to apply. The selected candidate is expected to maintain an active research/creative agenda that engages with issues of identity and difference; to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses in her/his preferred mode of media production and his/her area of professional filmmaking expertise; and to participate in service at the department, college, and/or university levels. The selected candidate will contribute to the School’s efforts to broaden the voices who have access to and expertise in creating media.

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications

  •  M.F.A. or Ph.D. degree in film/media production or a related field (in hand by August 1, 2018);
  •  An emerging record of creative activity dealing with identity/difference;
  •  Ability to teach at least one fundamental production activity (e.g., cinematography, editing, sound, lighting, effects, producing/preproduction, new media) at the university level

Preferred Qualifications

  • An established record of creative activity dealing with identity/difference;
  • Experience in teaching at least one fundamental production activity (e.g., cinematography, editing, sound, lighting, effects, producing/preproduction, new media) at the university level;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity

Salary

  • $62,775 - $65,000

Application Procedure

Submit: 1) a letter of application addressing the essential and preferred qualifications as well as your past and/or potential contributions to diversity/inclusion through research/creative activity and teaching; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a sample or portfolio of representative creative work; and 4) at least two letters of recommendation.

Applicants should send their materials to randerson23@gsu.edu or to the following address:

Attn: Regina Anderson

College of the Arts-Film, Media & Theatre

Georgia State University

P.O. Box 5060

Atlanta, GA 30303

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Phil Lewis, plewis14@gsu.edu.To ensure consideration, please submit all materials by December 1, 2017. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.  

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in Film/Media Production.

 

CIP Discipline Code: 
Television/Film Production
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Masters
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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