Visiting Teaching Faculty I 12 Mo SAL (Motion Picture Arts)

Job description

Job ID: 41904

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 10/31/2017


The 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.


The successful candidate will be able to develop curricula and 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.


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.


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 full-time teaching experience.

Other Information

This is a visiting full-time, 12-month, non-tenure earning specialized Teaching Faculty I position, responsible for teaching coursework in the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts Production and Animation programs.

Contact Info

Linda Hensley
Chief of Staff
[email protected]
(850) 644-8747

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University combines traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences to offer students a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment. FSU arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, and provide an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. (For more information:

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.
Application Materials:
Completed online application form through the FSU Office of Human Resources (
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 [email protected]).
List of three references with title, phone and e-mail contact information.

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Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
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This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/22/2018
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