Assistant Professor in Film and Video Production

Columbia, MO
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 24944
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The Film Studies Program in the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in video production starting Fall 2018. The school seeks a creative filmmaker with a significant record of creative activity and exhibition in film and/or video and the potential for future work in this area. Candidates should be fully conversant with digital production tools and have experience teaching undergraduate courses in one or more areas of video production.


Required qualifications include an MFA or PhD or equivalent in film, media and/or video production.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to engage productively with students at all skill levels and a commitment to develop a vibrant video production curriculum within the context of a large state university. The candidate must be able to teach introductory through advanced production classes in narrative filmmaking. Duties include teaching two classes per semester and working with the Director of the Film Studies Program in expanding its offerings and strengthening its collaborations with local and national production companies, the True/False Film Fest, and other areas of film and digital media production at the University of Missouri. These include the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, the Digital Storytelling Program, and the IT Program in Entertainment Media.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Application Materials

complete the brief the online application and be prepared to upload your CV, a letter of application addressing key qualifications and describing creative work, links to samples of relevant creative work, links to samples of students' work, and a list of the names and contact information of 3 references who can confirm the candidate's qualifications and experience. We also welcome applicants submit a diversity and inclusion statement with their application.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018 and the search will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Roger Cook (, with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.