Faculty, Tenure Track, Digital Cinema Production (Film and Television)

Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Jan 18, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Faculty, Tenure Track, Digital Cinema Production (Film and Television)

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Summary:
Utah Valley University's rapidly growing Digital Cinema Program is searching for a creative and innovative media professional with teaching experience for a full-time, tenure-track position in Cinematic Directing and Writing to start Fall 2021

Primary responsibility will be to teach and mentor students in the creative process of making professional media, including script development, creating a vision for a cinematic project, communicating a coherent vision to a production team, working with actors to achieve honest and impactful performances, directing camera for powerful visual storytelling, running a shooting set smoothly, and supervising post-production.
Other duties may include mentoring student projects, supervising adjunct instructors, designing and implementing new curricula, and service on committees, including serving a rotating term as Program Coordinator. Occasional travel to support and supervise student projects is also required.

UVU offers AAS and BS degrees in a dynamic, experiential learning environment that trains students in the development, production, and post-production process of filmed media content for a variety of platforms. The curriculum focuses on creating impactful character-driven storytelling using digital technology. Using a hands-on, practical approach, students learn the tools, technologies, and protocols used on professional film and television sets and post-production facilities. Advanced students can focus their study on different skill-sets within the production process, including Directing for Digital Cinema, Writing for Digital Cinema, Cinematography, Production, Post-Production, Documentary, and Sports Broadcasting.

The UVU campus is located in Orem, Utah, less than an hour from both Salt Lake City and Park City, and in the center of the “Silicon Slopes” industrial region where the rapid growth of the digital technology industry has made it a magnet for innovative companies and creative people from all over the world. For more information about the program visit:: https://www.uvu.edu/dgm/cinema

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


Required Qualifications:
• MFA or PhD required.
• Ability to lead and mentor student groups to create projects of advanced, professional quality
• Significant professional film production and/or media writing experience
• A body of personal work that has received noted critical attention, has been screened at major film festivals, broadcast on television or streaming platforms, and/or has been distributed widely
•Evidence of a likely continuation of personal creative work within the digital cinema industry
•University-level teaching and course design experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• The ability to balance the technical and artistic aspects of media production
• Understanding of acting technique and the ability to train student directors to work effectively with actors
• Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and administrators from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
• Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and initiative in solving problems
• Ability to work effectively with professionals in the film industry
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
• The candidate should have a proven track record of professional media work, either commercially or in prominent film festivals, as well as university-level teaching experience


Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred candidates will have at least seven years of active and consistent professional credits in the motion picture industry on projects that have been exhibited at major film festivals or that have been distributed widely.


Physical Requirements:
Ability to teach in a classroom, listen continuously.


Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $74,000.00

Advertisement Number: FAC18220
Open Date: 01/15/2021
Review Start Date: 02/15/2021
Close Date: 2/15/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please list a minimum of three business references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.


To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/21160

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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