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Assistant or Associate Professor, Film Production

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2022

Position Summary

The Franklin College of Art and Sciences Department of Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure track position, at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, to begin in August 2023. This individual will be primarily responsible for teaching in the Master of Fine Arts program in Film, Television, and Digital Media. Salary is competitive. The teaching load is four courses per year (2 per semester).

The Franklin College is seeking a filmmaker to teach a range of courses on directing and production for the screen, including mentoring MFA students on their thesis projects, and teaching occasional advanced production courses for the undergraduate Film Studies major. The successful candidate will teach in at least two of the following areas: directing, screenwriting, post-production, and producing long-form and/or short format narratives for traditional or emerging distribution channels. An active, ongoing professional filmmaking career and service on department, college, and university committees are expected.

The MFA in Film, Television, and Digital Media is a collaboration between the Franklin College and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Department of Entertainment and Media Studies and is a first of its kind at the University of Georgia. The position may also allow teaching directing and post-production for the undergraduate Film Studies program. Our MFA is offered in partnership with the Georgia Film Academy at both Trilith Studios (Fayetteville, GA) and Athena Studios (Athens, GA).

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications for the Franklin College position must include a cover letter including a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a current C.V. including a list of references with contact information. Review of applications will begin January 11, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Richard Neupert, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, 203 Fine Arts Building, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-3154, (706) 542-2084 or

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About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Department of Theatre and Film Studies is a unit of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. It offers B.A. degrees in Film Studies and in Theatre, plus a Film Studies Minor, and additional MFA degrees in Acting, Design & Technology, and Dramatic Media (including Computer Animation and Motion Capture), as well as a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies. The department encompasses the applied and scholarly study of a wide range of media, including stage, film, and 3D computer animation. Find out more at . Athens is a vibrant, diverse community that is consistently rated as one of the nation’s best college towns.

The Franklin and Grady Colleges, their departments, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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Open Rank


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Open Rank (Tenure Track)

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Academic (9 mo.)

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Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

All candidates must have an MFA or Ph.D. in film and/or media production or a related discipline.

Additional Requirements

Candidates without a terminal degree must document exceptional accomplishments in their respective field and must be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire.

The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on their teaching and professional record. For requirements for appointment at each rank, see pages 21-23 of the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure: . To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Applicants must be currently eligible to work in the United States.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years of teaching experience.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Preference will be given to candidates with significant industry expertise, with accomplishments in one or more of the following areas: directing, screenwriting, post-production, cinematography, and/or producing for the screen. Evidence of professional success includes productions in commercial distribution and/or awards.

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