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Tenure-track, Assistant Professor Position in Digital Filmmaking

Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications
Posted Date
Sep 9, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Film & Video, Media Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The school seeks a filmmaking professional with an investment in teaching and a strong record of creative practice in a real-world, industry setting. Candidates should demonstrate readiness to teach technical and/or creative aspects of digital cinematography.

Candidates should also be well versed in film history and theoretical studies, and have a primary approach driven by cinematographic perspectives. As an institution committed to equity and inclusion, we seek candidates who embody and express these values in all aspects of their courses and pedagogy. Service to the institution, college, and department is expected. The candidate should have prior demonstrated excellence in instructional experience at the
undergraduate level, should be fully dedicated to university-level teaching, and show a record of creative work as demonstrated by screenings in cinema houses, festivals, museums, television, or other related venues.

The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to engage productively with students at all skill levels, as well as an eagerness to nurture a vital role for film production within the context of a liberal arts university in a program that explicitly centers collaboration as a value. Additional experience in running an equipment room or film festival is highly desirable.

Essential Job Duties
• Develop and teach courses (usually 3-3 course load) in the areas of Film/Photography at all levels of the
undergraduate program with a global and contemporary approach to teaching
• Develop syllabi with documented learning objectives and assessment criteria
• Hold regular course and office hours
• Advise students at the undergraduate level
• Coordinate the course carousel
• Schedule and lead faculty and student meetings
• Recruit faculty to serve in full- and part-time teaching positions
• Evaluate and lead changes to enhance the program’s offerings
• The ability to organize a committee to explore starting a graduate program
• Participate in recruitment activities and actively recruit students for the program
• Participate in campus professional activities which include, but are not limited to, development of course curriculums and new instructional approaches, honors committee memberships, learning outcomes assessment, staff
meetings and community outreach
• Continually assess programs for learning effectiveness, working with the school’s director to make changes
• Establish and supervise internships and independent studies
• Mentor students in the development for careers and graduate school opportunities
• Aid students in developing highly competitive job portfolios
• Develop the infrastructure for an MFA program
• Primarily indoors except when traveling between campus buildings or teaching outdoor concepts/skills
• Some off-campus travel is required

Physical Requirements
• Manual dexterity to efficiently operate business machines and film equipment
• Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
• Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone
To apply qualified and interested applicants should submit:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Examples of student work
• Examples of personal work
• Names and contact information for 3 references


A terminal degree in film or a related arts/humanities discipline, a demonstrated record of professional/creative activity related to the industry and significant knowledge and skills in computer applications, equipment and software used in the field.

SALARY: Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications


The School of Communication & Design, which offers five undergraduate majors with more than 350 students, is one of the most diverse Schools on the campus of Loyola University of New Orleans.


Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit Catholic University that educates diverse leaders dedicated to justice, compassion, service, and academic excellence. Consistent with our mission, we welcome candidates who demonstrate strong commitments to fostering inclusion and equity in a culturally diverse environment. Loyola University New Orleans is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans on Historic St. Charles Avenue across from
Audubon Park.

For more information contact:
Dr. Kedrick Perry, Vice President
Equity & Inclusion

How to Apply / Contact

The initial application review will begin in November 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications will include a letter of application; a current vitae; transcripts (official or unofficial); and names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. A portfolio of professional design work and scholarly endeavors is required. Digital portfolios are the preferred presentation format. Electronic applications (single/combined PDF attachments will only be accepted. Please indicate, “Digital Filmmaking Position” in letter of application or subject line.

To apply qualified and interested applicants should submit:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Examples of student work
• Examples of personal work
• Names and contact information for 3 references

Send applications to:
Kate Lintott, Office Manager
School of Communication & Design

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