Assistant Professor of Film

Arkansas, United States
$53,000.00 - $53,000.00
Jan 25, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Central Arkansas’s Department of Film, Theatre, and Creative Writing seeks an Assistant Professor of Film Production beginning August 2021, who will be responsible for teaching, creative work, and service and has a reliable campus presence and availability in order to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. The position is tenure track with a nine-month appointment and a 4-4 course load. In addition, the candidate will be part of the graduate faculty and will have the opportunity to work with MFA candidates and serve on graduate thesis committees. Possible courses include undergraduate and graduate Film Production courses, as well as possible areas of specialty including producing/production management, editing, and audio production and design at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

The Film Program at the University of Central Arkansas strives to develop creators, innovators, and leaders in the production and exhibition of original films, through the combination of storytelling, technology, and critical thinking. UCA Film is committed to supporting and enhancing a multicultural environment that values diversity, belonging, inclusiveness, and equity.

Candidates should possess a terminal degree in film production or a related discipline and should be committed to the profession of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with a commitment to remain innovative and responsive to the ever-changing and varied needs of a diverse student body, collaboration with an energetic faculty, and productivity in one’s artistic and scholarly life. As a teaching institution, UCA houses a Center for Teaching Excellence that offers campus-wide professional development opportunities to assist faculty with inclusive pedagogy and evidence-based instruction. In addition, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is dedicated to fulfilling UCA's mission to foster an environment where everyone feels visible, valued, and validated.

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.

The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 60,000 in central Arkansas, and 30 minutes from Little Rock, the capital city. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests, pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River, and mountains throughout Central and North Arkansas. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, a public-school system ranked among the state's best, as well as private and parochial K-12 schools. Real estate in this dynamic "City of Colleges" is moderately priced and taxes are relatively low.