Theater: Assistant Professor in Film

Edinburg, Texas
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Nov 06, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Theatre Department at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) seeks applications for a tenure track position in Theatre for an Assistant Professor Film production to start Fall 2019. Responsibilities include teaching courses in our film video track, including but not limited to

• Film and Video Editing I

• Film and Video Editing II

• Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced Film and Video Production

• Creating new courses in post-production and sound.

• Other courses in film as assigned by the Department Chair and/or Dean of the College.

The successful candidate will be given the standard academic teaching load of 3/3 tenure track faculty. Assignment will be assigned by the Department Chair.

UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV’s guiding principles (, which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

Minimum Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from an accredited institution with 3 years of teaching experience at the college/university level.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong background in editing software (e.g., Adobe Premier, After Effects, and Audition). Applicants should be well versed in all aspects of cinematography. Additional responsibilities include: Assisting students with all aspects of film projects. Maintaining office hours, student advising and recruitment, and participation in departmental committees. Opportunities exist to create and direct short films each year and in the summer.

Preferred Qualifications: MFA in Film Production from an accredited institution. 3 years teaching experience at the college/university level, professional experience in film industry. Experience in film sound recording and design. Professional credits and membership in professional organizations/unions preferable.

License or Certification Required? No

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2019

EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 11/06/2018

Close Date: 01/30/2019

Additional Information: UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application.

Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

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Required Documents:


Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Other Document – Examples of professional work

List three 3 References (list should include name, title, contact information)

Unofficial transcripts (all levels – Once hired, official transcript are required)