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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Post-Production Finishing (24-25)

DePaul University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024

DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities. In 2023, the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) was ranked 14th in Hollywood Reporter's annual list of the top film schools in the country and has been named by Variety as one of the top film schools in the world.  

In SCA, there are currently over 2,000 students enrolled in the BA, BFA, BS, MS and MFA degree programs. The MFA degrees are in Film and Television Directing, Screenwriting, Creative Producing, Documentary and Animation. Production resources include six full sound stages at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, two green screen stages, production studios for motion capture, television, sound, industry standard camera packages, and a 4k digital cinema theater.

DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The DePaul School of Cinematic Arts is accepting applications for a tenure-eligible position as Assistant Professor of Post-Production Finishing, set to commence in September 2024. We seek an ideal candidate with a comprehensive understanding and the ability to instruct students in diverse workflows and concepts within Post-Production Cinema. We are specifically interested in individuals dedicated to both teaching and service.

Job responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate Post-Production courses for film and television, serving on school and college level committees, supervising student projects. Continued professional development and creative scholarship in the field is also expected.


We strongly encourage applications from candidates possessing not only a detailed knowledge of Post-Production Finishing but also expertise in cinematic distribution, film festival preparation and programming, as well as independent filmmaking, broadcasting and presentation.

The candidate will be able to teach theoretical and practical hands-on courses, will have industry and/or academic experience, and are motivated to work with faculty and students on building the curriculum, leading school-wide initiatives, and/or participating on collaborative projects. We are actively seeking candidates with cultural diversity competency skills that enhance the experience of traditionally underrepresented populations and cultivate a more inclusive climate for our students, staff, faculty, and the broader community of which DePaul is an integral part.

The candidate will have a demonstrated record or potential for excellence in teaching and creative work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree or equivalent industry experience in film and/or television
  2. Record of professional practice and/or creative activity in Post-Production Finishing
  3. Exemplary communication and collaboration skills
  4. Able to demonstrate cultural competencies in diverse learning communities

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Application Instructions

For priority consideration, apply by January 14th, 2024.

A complete application should include the following:

  • cover letter addressing interest in the position
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching statement that articulates experiences and plans (1 page)
  • diversity state Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    EEO Statement

    DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, martial status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

    Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

    Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcomed and supported.

    Required Background Check:

    Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check.  Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check. 

    Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

    Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire.  A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is a reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.  For more information, please visit the following pages:  

    Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)

    Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

    Safety and Security Statement - Clery Act:

    A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request.  The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus.  The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters.  It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution.  A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website at .

    Title IX Statement:

    Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities.  At DePaul University, the Interim Title IX Coordinator is Molly Lamping Fleck.  Her office is located in Lincoln Park on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue.  She can be reached at 312-362-8970, or

    ment (1 page)
  • links to creative work
  • a sample syllabus
  • three letters of recommendation


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