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Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Production

Employer
Vassar College
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

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


Vassar College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Production


Department: Film Department
Posting Removal Date:
Posting Number: F107P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 03/29/2024

About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction
The Vassar Film Department is seeking two visiting assistant professors for the 2024/25 academic year to teach five courses each in video production.

AA Statement
Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.

Position Description
These are full-time positions that offer competitive salary and benefits. Candidates must have experience teaching video production at the college level, preferably in the context of a liberal arts institution. An MFA degree is strongly preferred. The successful candidates will be prepared to teach production courses from the introductory to the advanced level in modes from documentary, to experimental, to narrative. The ability to teach writing for the short film is preferred. All classes are taught in person. Candidates should be able to teach the full scope of video production from concept to final delivery, including the technical aspects of production (camera, sound, lighting) and post-production (using Adobe Premiere). We welcome applications from candidates in local communities, the Hudson Valley, or farther afield.


Salary Wage Range
Pay Transparency Disclosure: The annual base starting salary range for this full-time visiting position is $84,000 to $88,000 (USD). When extending an offer of employment, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) candidate’s education/training, work experience, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations. This salary range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting.

How to Apply
Candidates should submit:-Cover letter-CV-Sample syllabus-Links to samples of your creative work (Please upload to field “Other 1”)-Names of three references
Applications should be addressed to Erica Stein, chair of the film department, and submitted online at: https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/3709. Include with your application the following materials: a cover letter with information about your teaching experience; a CV; a sample syllabus; links to samples of your creative work; and contact information for 3 references. Finalists will be required to provide three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2024 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received after that date are not guaranteed to be reviewed. Contact Erica Stein (estein@vassar.edu) with any questions.

Special Instructions to Applicants



To Apply
All applicants must apply online at: https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/3815.



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