Associate Professor, Film and Video

Columbus, Ohio
Jan 03, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

  Associate Professor, Film and Video
Columbus College of Art & Design invites applications for a full-time Associate Professor appointment in the Film and Video program. The ideal candidate is a dynamic and engaged professional with significant professional film and video experience, has a connected network of industry professionals, and who is energized by the challenge and promise of building on an established program.  The successful candidate will work closely with program chairs and with upper administration to further strengthen the vision and curriculum in the Film and Video program, and specifically work with the Photography and Animation program chairs to create shared programming and experiences.  CCAD seeks a candidate who is able to collaboratively engage with faculty and mentor students.  The college is looking for an individual who understands the importance of creativity for commerce as well as culture, and the value of strong business and narrative skills. Industry experience is essential and academic teaching experience is required.

CCAD prepares students to becoming contributing members of the moving image professional community and this position requires a teaching professional well-versed in digital, traditional, and emerging motion picture technologies as well as industry production practices. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a broad range of courses at all levels such as introductory courses; advanced projects; production and directing courses; cinematography and lighting; editing, production design and storyboarding, motion graphics, visual effects, sound design, experimental and documentary film, and senior thesis.  

As the landscape for the production of motion picture imagery is continually evolving it is important that viable candidates possess a broad range of skills and experiences. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills; show initiative, dependability, empathy and reliability. In addition, the candidate will possess the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. 

In Practice: We seek a colleague who is actively engaged in the contemporary practice of film and video through a proven track record of professional engagement. Recognizing the rich experience that active scholars and practitioners bring to our community we are interested in and supportive of ongoing and future work.

In Teaching: We value teachers who are excited about assisting creative students develop their professional practice. Empathy, curiosity and rigor are qualities that we value in colleagues who strive to support, challenge and bring out the best in their students.

In Service: We expect leadership in undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the departments, college and field at large. We welcome candidates who will diversify our curriculum and our faculty in regards to race, gender and ethnicity.


Position: Associate Professor, full-time

Qualifications: Terminal degree in Film, Video or related field, professional experience and minimum six years of college level teaching experience.

Application Deadline: Priority given to candidates who apply by January 19, 2018.

Date of Hire: Fall 2018

About CCAD: Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with more than 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students choose from 12 majors: Photography, Industrial Design, Contemporary Crafts, Advertising & Graphic Design, Comics & Narrative Practice, Animation, Illustration, Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Studio Art with Emphasis in History of Art & Visual Culture, and Film and Video. Graduate curriculum includes a Master of Fine Art (New Projects) and a Master of Design (Integrative Design). With strong exhibition and visiting artists programs and a commitment to the integration of business and art, CCAD is a leader in art and design education.  CCAD is home to one of the longest continually running film festivals, the Columbus International Film and Animation Festival hosted on the CCAD campus. CCAD also partners with the Ohio Film Group, Columbus' leading post-production and original content Film and Animation Company.  The partnership with OFG includes internships, job placement for graduates, and collaborative projects.

About Columbus: Columbus is among the Top 10 best U.S. cities for new college grads and one of the top 10 creative scenes in the country as well as one of the 15 most affordable cities in the U.S. As one of the nation's largest college towns Columbus is the type of city where creative activities flourish. There are eight distinct cultural districts that surround CCAD and there are more than 165 restaurants, pubs, and clubs in downtown alone. CCAD is a campus community located in the heart of this vibrant city.

EEO Statement: As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add-on at CCAD, rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. CCAD sees Art & Design as universally inclusive and inherently unbiased. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.



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