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Department Chair, Film and Media Arts

Temple University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Faculty and Department Chair, Film and Media Arts


BACKGROUND:                        Temple’s Film and Media Arts Department, a leader in documentary, independent narrative,

and media arts, is acknowledged as a "nationally and internationally recognized program with

a distinct identity of independent filmmaking and a history of producing socially conscious

filmmakers."  The department offers a cross-disciplinary mix of theory and practice including

hybrid and digital arts production, as well as an innovative MFA/PhD program. The successful candidate must be dedicated to the department’s vision, to integrating its

range of media and scholarly approaches, and should fulfil one of the department’s hiring

priorities in Cinema and Media Studies, Cinematography, Documentary and/or Narrative Film

Direction, Post/Sound, Screenwriting, or VR/AR or Animation.


Film and Media Arts is especially interested in candidates who will actively

contribute to, and have a demonstrated track record in, the pursuit of racial diversity, equity,

and inclusion, including a diversity of viewpoints, cultural backgrounds, and experiences.

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) candidates are strongly encouraged to

apply.  For more information, go to


POSITION:                                Full-time senior appointment in Film and Media Arts – Department Chair


RANK/SALARY:                        Associate or Full Professor, Tenured or tenure-track appointment in Film and Media Arts.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


RESPONSIBILITIES:                 Serve as Associate Professor or Professor of Film and Media Arts and department chair, which include duties such as review of and mentoring of faculty for promotion and tenure, class scheduling, faculty assignments, mentoring new faculty, and oversight of budgets; teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Film and Media Arts related to the candidate’s expertise; cultivate and maintain relationships with professional associations and area schools/teachers to facilitate visibility and recruitment; maintain visible profile and active program of scholarly and/or creative activity; engage in appropriate service to the College, the University, and the profession.


QUALIFICATIONS:                     MFA, PhD, or equivalent professional experience required. Administrative experience at the college/university level and/or successful professional experience in the industry will be considered.  Outstanding scholarly or artistic accomplishments, particularly in areas of diversity and social justice, as well as a vision for leadership that centers on collaboration, innovation, principles of ADEI, and a commitment to the department’s mission.  Established reputation as a film maker and/or film scholar, administrator and/or industry leader, and teacher with a consistent record of creativity and/or scholarship required. In addition to serving as chair, the successful candidate would teach in areas of his/her/their specialization.  The department strongly encourages applications by women and minority candidates.


APPOINTMENT DATE:              As early as July 1, 2022


REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS:    Begins immediately and continues until position is filled.


SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:       E-mail a letter of application and a current Curriculum Vitae to

FMA Search Committee Chair

                                                    c/o: Beth Bolton



Please be sure the file name for your application and CV begins with your last name and includes the position name.   For example: Smith.Temple.FMA.App.pdf or Smith.Temple. FMA.CV.pdf.



Prepare to send the following additional materials if requested at a later date:

  • 5 confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead) directly from the referee
  • 3 additional names of references with phone numbers and email addresses
  • examples of published work or links to online media productions
  • samples of course syllabi


COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see


The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts is part of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts at Temple University and is located on the University’s Main Campus in the culturally rich and diverse city of Philadelphia. As an urban university, Temple draws on the vitality of its location as well as the City’s historic cultural institutions, including the Philadelphia Film Society, the Philadelphia Film Office, the Scribe Video Center, slought, Vox Populi and other independent galleries, the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The Center is part of a thriving arts community that provides myriad opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among students, faculty and cultural partners. Film and Media Arts offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD degree programs.  Fall 2021 Film and Media Arts enrollment includes 579 undergraduate and 38 graduate students. The Film and Media Arts Department offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD degrees and is served by 20 full-time faculty.







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