Assistant/Associate Professor of Documentary Cinematography and Postproduction | Department of Media Arts

Assistant/Associate Professor of Documentary Cinematography and Postproduction

Assistant/Associate Professor of Documentary Cinematography and Postproduction

The Media Arts Department at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure track or tenured faculty position in the areas of postproduction and cinematography, with an emphasis on the documentary form. The appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor rank, and begins August 2019. Media Arts is housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The University of North Texas is ranked as a Carnegie Tier 1 Research Institution, and is located within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, the 5th largest media market in the United States.

Media Arts is composed of an engaged and growing group of accomplished faculty scholars and creative professionals, and is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. As one of the largest and most active programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Department of Media Arts offers B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees. The department houses a PEG TV station and a 100,000-watt radio station.

Position Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will combine technical and artistic experience in documentary cinematography and post-production with a strong understanding of the history and theory of this genre. We also seek applicants with expertise in emerging production and distribution platforms for documentary, including mobile and social media, immersive and emergent technologies and platforms.

Primary teaching responsibilities will be within the department's Master of Fine Arts terminal degree program in Documentary Production and Studies, and focused on documentary cinematography and postproduction. The successful candidate may also teach at the undergraduate level in areas of expertise. Applicants should exhibit and maintain a high-quality level of teaching and a body of creative work/scholarship with a record of national achievement through exhibition or academic publication. An international reputation is required for applicants applying for the associate level rank. The successful applicant will participate in MFA Thesis committees as needed; will provide service to the department, college and university; and have the ability to work effectively with an ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse campus community.

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master of Fine Arts degree in the field
  2. Pedagogical and creative experience in documentary cinematography and postproduction
  3. A strong commitment to teaching within the liberal arts

To Apply:

Applicants will upload application materials online at: Job number: 6002038

Applicants should be prepared to attach:

  1. Cover letter including a statement of interest in the position
  2. Details of qualifications and experience
  3. Creative and teaching philosophy
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Copy of your terminal degree transcript
  6. URL links to creative work (work sample)
  7. Names and email addresses for three (3) reference providers

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Please note that applications submitted by November 15 will be given first priority. The position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding this search may be addressed to Tania Khalaf.

University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE.

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