Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Denton, TX
Jun 12, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Media Arts (122600)

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Media Arts Department at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure track or tenured faculty position in the areas of postproduction and cinematography, with an emphasis on the documentary form. The appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor rank, and begins August 2019. Media Arts is housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The University of North Texas is ranked as a Carnegie Tier 1 Research Institution, and is within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, the 5th largest media market in the United States.

The ideal candidate will combine technical and artistic experience in documentary cinematography and post-production with a strong understanding of the history and theory of this genre. We also seek applicants with expertise in emerging production and distribution platforms for documentary, including mobile and social media, immersive and emergent technologies and platforms.
Primary teaching responsibilities will be within the department's Master of Fine Arts terminal degree program in Documentary Production and Studies, and focused on documentary cinematography and postproduction. The successful candidate may also teach at the undergraduate level in areas of expertise. Applicants should exhibit and maintain a high-quality level of teaching and a body of creative work/scholarship with a record of national achievement through exhibition or academic publication. An international reputation is required for applicants applying for the associate level rank. The successful applicant will participate in MFA Thesis committees as needed, and will provide service to the department, college and university.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates holding the Master of Fine Arts in the field, pedagogical and creative experience in documentary cinematography and postproduction, and a strong commitment to teaching within the liberal arts are invited to apply.

Area of Specialty:

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
Other Document
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should be prepared to attach:
1) a cover letter including a statement of interest in the position, details of qualifications and experience;
2) creative and teaching philosophy, uploaded as Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
3) curriculum vitae;
4) a copy of your terminal degree transcript;
5) URL links to creative work (work sample) as "Other Document"
6) the names and email addresses for three (3) reference providers


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