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Assistant Teaching Professor Film Studies Production

University of Missouri School of Visual Studies
Missouri, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Film & Video
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Visual Studies (SVS) invites applications for a full time, ranked, non-tenure track, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Film Studies Production Program at the University of Missouri starting Fall 2022.  The school seeks a creative filmmaker with a significant record of creative activity and teaching experience in the field. Candidates should be fully conversant with digital production tools and have experience teaching undergraduate courses in two or more areas of video production.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated excellence in film production, the ability to engage productively with students at all skill levels, and a commitment to developing a vibrant video production curriculum within the context of a large state university. The candidate must be able to teach introductory through advanced production classes in filmmaking. The candidate must be able to teach in two or more of these areas: field production, cinematography, directing, audio production, pre- and post-production, screenwriting, and story development.

Duties include teaching three courses per semester (6 per academic year) and working with the SVS director and film studies program coordinator to expand film offerings and to strengthen collaborations with local and national production companies, the True/False Film Festival, and other areas of film and digital media production at the University of Missouri. These include the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, the SVS Digital Storytelling Program, and the IT Program in Entertainment Media.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please apply on line at:  Use the online application and be prepared to upload your CV, a letter of application addressing key qualifications and description of creative work, links to samples of students’ work, a list of the names and contact information of 3 references who can confirm the candidate’s qualifications and experience, and links to samples of relevant creative work. For each creative work submitted for review, please specify candidate’s role in the production. We also welcome applicants to submit a diversity and inclusion statement with their application.

Review of applications will begin on November 29, 2021 and the search will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Christian Rozier (, with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.                                   

An equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer

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