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Assistant Professor of Film Production

University of Mississippi
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

Position Description

The Department of Theatre & Film at The University of Mississippi invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Film Production beginning August 20, 2024. An MFA, or other terminal degree, at the time of hire along with a strong record in film production is required for this full time, tenure track, nine-month position. Applicants with expertise within any area(s) of film production are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include collaborating with faculty and staff in the film production area in the supervision of a film production program at a Research I University; teaching undergraduate film production courses within our film production curriculum; maintaining and growing a strong record of professional creative work outside the department; and performing service appropriate to the position including recruitment and participation in shared governance. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring students both academically and with career preparation.

The department currently enrolls 120 majors with 20 full time faculty and offers a BA in Theatre Arts and BFA in Theatre Arts emphases in Acting for Stage & Screen, Design & Theatre Production, and Film Production. The BFA in Film Production is a 4-year intensive program which trains students in all aspects of film from development through postproduction. The University of Mississippi, which has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for eleven consecutive years as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, is located in Oxford, MS, ranked as one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns”.

Applicants should complete the University’s online application form at AND submit a letter of intent and an updated Curriculum Vitae. Review of applications will begin October 23, 2023. The position will remain open until an adequate pool has been established. More information about the department can be found at .

We recognize the importance of a diverse faculty and a supportive educational and professional environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are traditionally underrepresented in academia and from all candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

More information about the University’s Pathways to Equity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan may be found at .

The Equity-in-Action Plan for the College of Liberal Arts may be found at .

The Department of Theatre & Film’s Statement on Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion may be found at .

Position Details

Appointment (9 Month)

Assignment Type (Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

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About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.

Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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