Assistant Professor

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 20, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F0766P Working Title Assistant Professor Department Franklin College Theatre and Film Studies About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Department of Theatre and Film Studies is a unit of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. It offers B.A. degrees in Film Studies and in Theatre, plus a Film Studies Minor, and additional MFA degrees in Acting, Design & Technology, and Dramatic Media (including Computer Animation and Motion Capture), as well as a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies. The department encompasses the applied and scholarly study of a wide range of media, including stage, film, and 3D computer animation.

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Negotiable Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 11/20/2020 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

This program is a collaboration between the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and is a first of its kind at the University of Georgia. UGA’s Grady College also invites applications for a professor-of-practice position at the clinical assistant professor rank. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to both positions. Review of candidates will begin on January 15, 2021, and applications submitted by January 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter describing their academic qualifications and professional experience, showing how they will add value to the program. Furthermore, they should show how their teaching, service and work has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the film and entertainment industries. Applicants who may not yet have had that experience should explain how their work will further the College’s commitment to diversity. Contact information for three references should also be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Professor Richard Neupert
Department of Theatre and Film Studies
203 Fine Arts Building
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-3154

The Franklin and Grady Colleges, their departments, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of both faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applications for both positions must be submitted online through UGAJobs.
Franklin College Position:
Grady College Application:

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Position Details

Classification Title Assistant Professor FLSA Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

The Department of Theatre and Film Studies in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2021. This individual will be primarily responsible for teaching in the new Master of Fine Arts program in Film, Television, and Digital Media that launched in 2020 in partnership with Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Department seeks an individual to teach a range of courses on producing, writing, directing, and post-production for the screen. This position will include mentoring and supervision of MFA Thesis Project productions and teaching in at least two of the following areas: directing, screenwriting, post-production, producing feature films, and/or television productions. Promotion and Tenure will depend upon an active creative research agenda, including on-going professional credits and accomplishments in the candidate’s area of specialization. Service on department committees is expected. The selected candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor rank.

This position will primarily involve teaching at the Trilith Studios (formerly Pinewood) satellite campus in Fayetteville, Georgia (20 miles south of the Atlanta airport). Our MFA program in Film, Television, and Digital Media operates in partnership with the Georgia Film Academy and the Trilith Studio facilities in Fayetteville, GA.

Additional Requirements

Master of Fine Arts degree or PhD in Film Studies, Media Studies, or a related discipline.
For more information regarding UGA promotion and Tenure guidelines please see

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Competitive applicants will have five years of significant industry experience and accomplishments in one of more of the following areas: producing, writing, directing, and/or post-production for the screen.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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