Theatre: 3YA Lecturer in Film Production

Posting Details

Faculty TitleLecturer IJob Class Code10050FLSAExemptPosting NumberFRGV1083Working TitleTheatre: 3YA Lecturer in Film ProductionNumber of Vacancies1.0LocationEdinburg, Texas Division/OrganizationProvost - Academic AffairsAppointment Period for Non-Tenure Position3 yearsTenure StatusNon Tenure TrackFTE1.0Scope of Job

The Theatre Department at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) seeks applications for three – year appointment Lecturer I (renewable annually based on favorable evaluations) in Theatre for Film production to start Fall 2021. The responsibility is to teach Film and Video Editing I, Film and Video Editing II, Introduction to Film and Video Production and 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 for lecturer faculty. Assignment will be assigned by the Department Chair or Dean of the college.

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

MFA in Film Production from an accredited institution. MA in Film with professional experience may be considered.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a strong background in editing software, particularly Adobe Premier, After Effects, and Audition. Applicants should be well versed in all aspects of cinematography. Additional responsibilities include: Assisting students with film projects, maintaining office hours, student advising and recruitment, and participation in departmental committees. The opportunity to create and direct a short summer film is possible.

Preferred Qualifications

MFA in Film Production from an accredited institution. 2 years teaching experience at the college/ university level, professional experience in the film industry. Experience in film sound recording and design is highly desired.

License or Certification Required?NoSalaryCommensurate with Qualifications and ExperienceDesired Start Date09/01/2021EEO Statement

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 Date11/02/2020Close DateAdditional 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

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

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: conviction verification conducted on applicant selected. This is a security sensitive position. 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.

To apply for this job posting visit:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
List three 3 References (list should include name, title, contact information)
Unofficial transcripts (all levels – Once hired, official transcript are required)

Please Note

Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Unofficial Transcripts
    4. List of 3 References
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Teaching Philosophy
    3. Writing / Publication Sample
    4. Reference Letter 1
    5. Reference Letter 2
    6. Reference Letter 3
    7. Multi Media
    8. Certifications and Licenses
    9. Training Certificates
    10. Other Document
    11. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
    12. Unofficial Transcripts 2
    13. Unofficial Transcripts 3
    14. Letter of Interest
    15. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
    16. Teaching Statement
    17. Research Statement
    18. Additional Document
    19. NCCPA Certification
    20. State Licensure

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