Professor of Practice in Cinematography

Job description

Be part of the School of Film, Media & Theatre’s growing faculty at Georgia State University, an enterprising university in Atlanta. Our next Professor of Practice in Cinematography will play a central role in the School of Film, Media & Theatre’s contributions to Georgia State’s strategic goals of highlighting the arts and media as vital to the quality of all major cities and demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates.

Practice appointments at Georgia State University are organized to connect professional practitioners to the more traditional academic work of a Research I university. Professors of Practice may be annually renewed in perpetuity given effective performance. Opportunities for growth and support in this position include university-level teaching fellowships and grants through the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Online Education and leadership in instructional innovation through our active learning classroom program.

The School of Film, Media & Theatre is part of the College of the Arts, which was established in 2016 and also includes the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, the School of Music, the Center for Collaborative & International Arts (CENCIA), and the Center for Educational Partnerships in Music. The college connects faculty and students with Atlanta’s thriving arts scene and booming film and music industries.

The School of Film, Media & Theatre has over 1300 majors and houses a Ph.D. program in Moving Image Studies, master’s programs in film/media production and studies, and undergraduate programs in film/media and theatre. The School is dedicated to broadening the range of voices heard in American culture (including perspectives that are often marginalized because of race, gender, age, class, rural status, gender identity, ethnicity, body image, disability, sexual orientation, military status, religion, or political orientation).

Georgia State University is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State as #3 in Most Innovative Schools, #3 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, and #9 in Top Performers on Social Mobility among national universities.


The selected candidate can anticipate teaching classes in cinematography and fiction film production both at the undergraduate and graduate level. They will participate in service at the department, college, and/or university levels.


Essential Qualifications

• At least two years of professional experience as a cinematographer, director of photography, gaffer, camera operator, or related position;

• Ability to teach cinematography and fiction film production at the undergraduate and graduate levels;

• Ability to mentor young filmmakers (particularly from underrepresented groups)

Preferred Qualifications

• At least five years of professional experience as a cinematographer, director of photography, gaffer, camera operator, or related position;

• Experience in teaching cinematography and fiction film production;

• An established record of mentoring young filmmakers (particularly from underrepresented groups)

How to Apply

Submit: 1) a letter of application addressing the essential and preferred qualifications as well as your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through creative activity and/or teaching; 2) resume/curriculum vitae; 3) evidence (e.g., a professional reel) documenting highlights of your creative activity; and 4) names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and titles of at least three professional references.

Applicants should send their materials to Regina Anderson ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Ly Bolia ([email protected]). To ensure consideration, please submit all materials by February 1, 2021. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in performance.




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Posted: 12/14/2020
Application Due: 2/12/2021
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