Assistant Teaching Professor,FILM

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 15, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 075506 Job Title Assistant Teaching Professor,FILM Location Syracuse University Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

determined by department/chair

Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Department of Transmedia within the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position in Film, beginning Fall 2021. This position comes with a 3-year contract, which is renewable based on performance and University need. We are seeking a filmmaker to join our well-established and respected film program offering both BFA and MFA degrees in Film. Our film program promotes an independent and artistic filmmaker ethos. We are therefore looking for someone who is fully informed about all aspects of film production. For this position we are seeking filmmakers working in any area or mode of filmmaking, making interesting and thought-provoking work, with a strong exhibition history. Experience teaching fiction filmmaking and/or sound is preferred.
This faculty member will bring production expertise and help design new courses based on their own research and practice, as well as teaching courses based on our programmatic and curricular needs. We look forward to our new faculty member sharing their unique vision with the program and department. For service, the faculty member will participate in committees in the department, college, and/or university and help with student advising, student learning outcomes and assessment, student recruitment, and community engagement.


MFA in Film preferred, or BFA with recent professional experience at the very highest level.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Thorough knowledge of multiple modes of film production.
• Thorough understanding of both independent and mainstream film production and post-production.
• We seek a filmmaker immersed in producing their own work and with in-depth technical skills, aesthetic, and all-around production knowledge. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent teaching skills, and technical proficiency. A solid record of achievement in film festivals or other distribution channels is expected. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have the communication abilities and cross-cultural competencies to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.


Successful candidate will fully participate in the life of the department and program and contribute to our educational mission. Assistant teaching professors serve on committees in the Department, College, and University. This may include curriculum development, community outreach, student advising, student recruitment, mentoring of student organizations, and participating in accreditation-related activities.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach the following:
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy
Portfolio Website URL
References- please provide the name and email address of three references. Reference letters will be requested automatically upon applicants completed application.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled; however, candidates who apply by January 15, 2021 are guaranteed priority consideration.

About The College of Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. To learn more about the college, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at,

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 12/15/2020 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 01/15/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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