The Program in Film and Media Studies (FMS) at Johns Hopkins
University invites applications for the position of full-time
Lecturer in film, video, and media production, with the anticipated
start date of July 1, 2022.
The FMS Program balances a rigorous education in film and media
history, aesthetics, philosophy, and theory with a range of
approaches to creative practice ranging from 16mm filmmaking to
digital video, stop-motion animation and post-production. It
produces thoughtful graduates conversant in multiple areas of study
and craft. Our faculty, like our students, are thinkers and
creators of work that engages both theory and practice.
The committee welcomes a diverse array of candidates from a range
of backgrounds in filmmaking and teaching experience, including:
producing/directing, writing/directing; editing; animation;
documentary filmmaking; and cinematography/videography. Candidates
with backgrounds in one or more of these areas are encouraged to
The outstanding candidate will possess a strong commitment to
teaching and mentoring undergraduates in a Bachelor of Arts
program; a desire to create original course offerings to enhance
the existing curriculum; and a passion for helping students
navigate long and short form film and media projects of varying
levels of complexity, challenging them as they discover their
practice as audio-visual artists.
The Program is committed to conducting a broad and inclusive search
for a candidate who, through artistic practice, teaching, and
service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the
Note: The Department/Program designation above, listed as “JHU-MICA
Film Centre," reflects the sharing of space and equipment with the
Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) film department, not a
formal academic affiliation.
Filmmaking experience of one kind or another is essential. An M.F.A
is preferred, as is some teaching experience at the university
level. Experience with 16mm cameras is a plus.
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a description of
produced work and teaching activity, and three letters of
reference. Cover letter should, among other things, address how
applicant’s artistic and teaching practice inform each other. All
application material should be submitted online via Interfolio.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021, and will
continue until position is filled.
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