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Assistant Professor of Social Justice Filmmaking

RDW Group - University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Film & Video
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Film/Media at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island invites applicants for a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Social Justice Filmmaking, to begin fall 2023.


The Department of Film/Media in the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor for a filmmaker/editor with a record of work that addresses issues of race, social and/or economic inequity and social justice.

We seek a filmmaker who demonstrates the ability to develop a sustained creative filmmaking agenda especially in the areas of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) – specifically in regards to race, gender, and sexuality.

The candidate will be immersed in producing their own creative work, demonstrating a mastery of in-depth technical skills, aesthetic sensibilities, and all-around production knowledge, with an emphasis on editing theory and practice. The successful candidate must have a strong record of instructional and mentoring experience, established technical proficiency, as well as experience and interest in course development. A solid record of achievement at notable Film Festivals or other national distribution channels is expected. Post-production expertise should include the ability to teach current workflows and non-linear editing platforms such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid, DaVinci Resolve, and Pro Tools, After Effects, Logic Pro, VFX, Green Screen, Color Grading, and post-production sound mixing.

The candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop a sustained creative filmmaking agenda, and the capacity to assume advising duties, including mentoring and advising students working on advanced level production projects, advising students on academic matters, participating in departmental activities such as portfolio review and senior showcase, and interfacing with the media industry and related fields.

The Harrington School of Communication and Media is a leader in communication and media research and education. Administratively housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college at the University of Rhode Island, the Harrington School is home to programs in communication studies, digital media, film/media, journalism, library and information studies, public relations, sports media and communication, and writing and rhetoric.

The ideal candidate for this position will be joining an engaging community of 65 full-time faculty, 100 part-time instructors, and 1,350 undergraduate and graduate students, and will teach and work with students in our new state-of-the-art communication and media hub and broadcast center.

The University of Rhode Island is conveniently located near the State’s famous beaches, one mile from an Amtrak station connecting to Boston and New York City, 20 miles from T.F. Green International Airport, and 30 miles from Providence, Rhode Island.

We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented people of color, especially underrepresented women, trans, and non-binary applicants of color.

For complete details, and the application process itself, please visit the URI jobs website at to apply for faculty job posting (F00323). 

The search will remain open until the position has been filled.  First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2022.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. 
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.


The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. We are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university.

Our undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond.  Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together.  Embracing Rhode Island’s heritage of independent thought, we value:

  • Creativity and Scholarship Diversity, Fairness, and Respect Engaged Learning and Civic Involvement Intellectual and Ethical Leadership
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