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Instructor or Lecturer, Film and Mass Media

University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida
not specified
Posted Date
Jan 10, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Film & Video, Media Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Instructor or Lecturer, Film and Mass Media

The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for two instructor or lecturer positions in the Film and Mass Media program. These are nine-month, non-tenure-track appointments. These positions are anticipated to begin in August 2023.

Each successful candidate will contribute to the Film and Mass Media program's mission by teaching undergraduate at-level courses and, depending on the highest degree attained, may also teach at the graduate level. Graduate-level activities (if appropriate) will also include supporting the MFA degree by providing critiques, mentoring, and serving on graduate thesis committees. The teaching load for each position will be four courses per semester, as well as participation in school and university service, including committee work.

Minimum Qualifications:

A master's degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for a lecturer) in Film Production or a related field (e.g., Film Production, Screenwriting, Film Arts, Mass Communication, etc.) from an accredited institution by the start of employment. Candidates who hold a bachelor's degree will be considered only if they can document ten years or more of professional experience within the film industry. Applicants must have professional accomplishments and demonstrate a working familiarity with film production technologies and processes.

Applicants must also have excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative educational environment with faculty, students, and administrators.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with at least one year of college-level teaching experience in one or more of the following: cinematography and lighting (position 1) or film production management (position 2).

Professional experience and demonstrated fluency involving cinematography, lighting and grip, editing and post- production workflows, post-sound design, color grading, or mixing is desired for position 1. Professional experience and demonstrated fluency involving film production management, budgeting, scheduling, accounting, and risk management is desired for position 2. Strong candidates will have demonstrated support for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

NSCM is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute through their teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. NSCM is a student-centered school with a collegial and friendly faculty and staff. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off campus. The Film and Mass Media program offers BFA and BA degrees in Film and an MFA in Feature Film Production. In addition to the Film degree, the Film and Mass Media program includes journalism and radio-television degrees. For more information about the school and its programs, visit

The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university's natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers. The college's programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit

The University of Central Florida (UCF), located in Orlando, is a public research university invested in unleashing the potential within every individual; enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve. UCF is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. At UCF, we solve tomorrow's greatest challenges through a commitment to academic, inclusive and operational excellence. Leveraging innovative learning, discovery and partnerships, we foster social mobility while developing the skilled talent needed to advance industry for our region, state and beyond. A Hispanic Serving Institution, UCF is home to a diverse student population of over 70,000 students, almost 2,000 faculty, and more than 4,700 staff. UCF is invested in identifying candidates who will contribute to its mission through equity-minded practice and culturally responsive pedagogy. For more information, visit

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload the following:

  • A letter of application outlining how you are prepared to join the faculty at UCF, highlighting teaching experience and other qualifications of the position.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A two-page statement (no more than 1000 words) outlining your teaching, your ability to teach using different modes of delivery, and addressing how you are prepared to instruct and mentor students in one of the most diverse universities in Florida and the U.S.
  • A reference list of three academic or professional names and contact information, not reference letters.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Review of applications will begin January 19, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Lisa Mills, professor and assistant director of Film and Mass Media,

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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