Teaching Faculty I in Directing; Visitingt

Tallahassee, Florida
Commiserate with experience; benefits included.
Jul 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University invites applications for a visiting, 9-month full-time position at the rank of Teaching Faculty I. This is a non-tenure earning position, responsible for teaching coursework in the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts Production and Animation programs. This visiting position is for the period of August 2017 - May 2018.

The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in directing. Typical responsibilities include: teaching 1-2 courses per semester; mentoring and advising students; and, contributing to curriculum/program development, including serving on committees, researching industry trends, and advising on classroom facilities, tools, and technology.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications July 1, 2017. For more information about the position or the application process, please contact Linda Hensley at lhensley@film.fsu.edu or (850) 644-8747.


  • Bachelor's Degree in filmmaking, or directing, or professional experience as demonstrated by portfolio, curriculum vita, and motion picture, television, or commercial credits. 
  • A history of professional directing experience in narrative, feature, and/or television.
  • Excellent communication and teaching skills.

Valued but not required:

  • Practicing artist or educator within the field of directing for features, shorts, narratives, episodic television, and/or animation.
  • 3+ years of professional industry experience.
  • 3+ years of teaching experience.

Application Materials:

  • Completed online application form through the FSU Office of Human Resources (https://jobs.fsu.edu) Posting #41932. Application must include work history and all education details even if attaching a resume.
  • Letter of application addressing interest in the position, qualifications, and teaching philosophy.
  • Curriculum vita or resume.
  • Professional portfolio (please include links on resume. If not accessible through a link, email to lhensley@film.fsu.edu).
  • List of three references with title, phone and e-mail contact information.
  • Sample teaching materials and student evaluations for review are desirable, but not required.

Final candidates will be required to have three letters of recommendation (to be sent separately by the references).

About the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts:

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts was created with the mission of preparing students for successful careers in the motion picture industry and it is one of the most highly ranked film schools in the United States, described by the Hollywood Reporter as “one of the world's best,” the New York Times as “one of the top motion picture schools in the nation,” and honored by the Directors Guild of America for its “distinguished contribution to American culture through the world of film and television.” The College of Motion Picture Arts is renowned for the number of Student Oscar®, Emmy®, and notable national and international awards its students earn each year. The faculty comprises award-winning industry experts with a combined 400+ feature film credits who share a gift for teaching students the art, craft and business of storytelling in the motion picture industry.

Florida State’s reputation in film education is rooted in its core commitment to the art of storytelling. Its curriculum is built upon a conservatory philosophy, which emphasizes many hours of individualized instruction and one-on-one conferences with students, with the goal of producing educated and creative filmmakers who become responsible and productive members of the entertainment industry.  (For more information: http://film.fsu.edu/)

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