Assistant Teaching Professor / Visiting 12 Month Salaried ( College of Motion Picture Arts)

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Job Title: Assistant Teaching Professor / Visiting 12 Month Salaried ( College of Motion Picture Arts)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 46505
Department The College of Motion Picture ArtsEqual Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: The College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University invites applications for a full-time visiting position at the rank of Teaching Faculty I. This is a non-tenure-earning position, responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will be able to develop curricula and teach courses in sound field-recording, and sound design & mixing with a commercial narrative approach. 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.

This is a full-time appointment with benefits. The anticipated start date is Summer 2020. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The College has a supportive, collegial faculty, a curriculum that strongly values excellence, and a robust support system.Qualifications Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in filmmaking, or with the equivalent professional experience in sound for motion pictures.

A history of professional sound design and mixing experience in narrative, feature, and/or television.

Excellent communication and teaching skills.Preferred Practicing artist or educator within the field of sound for features, shorts, narratives, episodic television, and/or animation.

Successful college level teaching.

Awareness of both current and evolving issues facing the field and strategies to best address them.

A broad range of professional experiences and teaching skills, including any or all of the following: writing, directing, cinematography, editing, production design, and/or sound.Other Information The Florida State University 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 its highly selective, hands-on program that immerses its students in the practice of visual storytelling. The faculty is comprised of 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.

Florida State’s reputation in film education is rooted in its core commitment to the art of storytelling. Its curriculum is built upon a conservatory approach, with a very low student-to-faculty ratio, which emphasizes many hours of individualized instruction and one-on-one conferences, with the goal of producing educated and creative filmmakers who become responsible and productive members of the entertainment industry. Successful alumni include Barry Jenkins (director of Moonlight), Adele Romanski (producer of Under the Silver Lake and Moonlight), Armando Salas (DP of Mr Mercedes), Wes Ball (director of the Maze Runner trilogy), TS Nowlin (writer of Maze Runner and Pacific Rim Uprising) , Jonathan King (executive producer of Spotlight), and David Robert Mitchell (director of It Follows), among others. (For more information: Info For more information about the position or the application process, please contact Linda Hensley at [email protected] or (850) 644-8747.University Information Florida State University
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:

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At Florida State University, we recognize that every competitive advantage begins with people. By valuing, celebrating, and leveraging the differences and similarities of our students, faculty, and staff, we inspire an environment of innovation and passion - one that enables us to create a teaching, research, and service environment that better reflects the needs of our students, faculty, staff, customers, constituents, communities, and other key stakeholders.
Diversity and Inclusion have long been a part of the operating philosophy at the University. In the context of the workplace, valuing diversity means creating a workplace that respects and includes differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals with many types of differences can make, and creates a work environment that maximizes the potential of all employees. As a concept, it focuses on a broader set of qualities than race and gender. Inclusion is a practice of ensuring that people in an organization feel they belong, are engaged, and are connected through their work to the goals and objectives of the organization.Pay Plan This is a Faculty position.Criminal Background Check This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.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 ( Application must include work history and all education details even if attaching a resume.
•Cover Letter addressing interest in the position and qualifications.
•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.
•Sample teaching materials and student evaluations for review if available.

Final candidates will be required to provide three letters of recommendation (to be sent separately by the references), and official transcripts from all universities attended.Tobacco Free Campus 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.




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Posted: 10/15/2019
Application Due: 1/18/2020
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