Professorial Lecturer, Film and Media Arts

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2022

The Film and Media Arts Division in the School of Communication at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for the Academic Year 2023-24. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month position, with the possibility of renewal, and will commence on August 28, 2023.

Applicants should hold an MFA and/or equivalent professional experience. The position will require the incumbent to teach three courses per semester in Film and Media Arts, including, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate courses. These may include introductory courses in film and video including Visual Literacy, (design basics, photography, video production, and portfolio design). All faculty hold office hours weekly and participate in school and university activities and service.

We are looking for candidates whose research and teaching embody the perspective of a nontraditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of those underrepresented in the profession and higher education. We seek an instructor with at least three years of practice in the filmmaking profession or related fields, who are proficient in all aspects of media creation, including producing and directing, scriptwriting, cinematography, sound recording, and postproduction. Experience in both fiction and documentary is preferred. We are seeking a diverse application group to reinforce American University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to ongoing budgetary approval. Please submit applications via Interfolio. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent professional work. Please contact Liz Kan, Faculty Affairs Coordinator, at (202) 885-2751 or if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit Established in 1993, the School of Communication (SOC) offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The SOC empowers undergraduates and graduates in its programs to tell stories that influence change, inspire action, and transform our communities and our world. Learn more about the School of Communication at and about the Film and Media Arts Division at

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