Clinical Assistant Professor

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Clinical Assistant Professor


Journalism Entertainment & Media Studies

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Department of Entertainment and Media Studies (EMST) together with the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, and the Department of Journalism constitutes the units of the Grady College. EMST is home to media scholars of varied theoretical and methodological traditions. It administers the major in Entertainment & Media Studies, which teaches students visual storytelling focused on entertainment. It also houses the New Media Institute, which explores the critical, commercial and creative dimensions of emerging technologies. Find out more at and

Augmenting the department programs is the presence of the Peabody Awards, the oldest and most prestigious awards program that recognizes excellence in broadcast and electronic media, now entering its 80th year. Our MFA FTVDM program positions students for jobs in the entertainment media industry across film, television, gaming and other new media.Learn more about the MFA FTVDM program, our current faculty, mission, and curricula at:

Georgia is well known for its quality of life, and for outdoor, urban, cultural and arts activities (

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Benefits Eligible

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Salary is competitive.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

This program is a first of its kind partnership between the Franklin College and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Franklin College also invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for this program. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to both positions. Review of candidates will begin on January 15, 2021, and applications submitted by January 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter describing their academic qualifications and professional experience, showing how they will add value to the program. Furthermore, they should show how their teaching, service and work has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the film and entertainment industries. Applicants who may not yet have had that experience should explain how their work will further the College’s commitment to diversity. Contact information for three references should also be provided.

Address questions to:
Professor Neil Landau
Grady College Search Committee Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Entertainment and Media Studies
320 Journalism Building, Peabody Suite
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602-3154
(706) 542-3785 or [email protected]

The Franklin and Grady Colleges, their departments, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of both faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Applications for both positions must be submitted online through UGAJobs.

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Location of Vacancy:

Atlanta Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary:

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia invites applications for a clinical assistant professor-of-practice position to begin in August, 2021. This individual will teach in the new Master of Fine Arts program in Film, Television and Digital Media that launched August 2020 in partnership with the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Georgia Film Academy. This is a clinical assistant professor position. According to UGA faculty ranks, a clinical assistant professor is an educator-practitioner, or “professor-of-practice,” with disciplinary expertise who practices their discipline and teaches in a professionalized setting.

Grady College recognizes that diversity empowers excellence in our core missions of teaching, research and service and that it is supported by actively ensuring underrepresented voices are heard and varied experiences are valued.

The college seeks an individual to teach a range of courses on producing, writing, directing, and/or post-production for the screen. The position will also include some administrative responsibilities. Successful applicants will be able to teach in at least two of the following areas: screenwriting, directing, post-production, and producing long-form narratives for traditional, digital, streaming, and/or emerging distribution platforms. Service on department, college and university committees is expected, as is mentorship and supervision of MFA thesis projects. A demonstrated commitment to work with students of all backgrounds and with students holding a range of worldviews is valued.

This position will primarily involve teaching at the Trilith Studios (formerly Pinewood) satellite campus in Fayetteville, Georgia (20 miles south of the Atlanta airport). Our MFA program in Film, Television, and Digital Media operates in partnership with the Georgia Film Academy and the Trilith Studio facilities in Fayetteville, GA.

Additional Requirements:

We are seeking individuals with a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in film studies, media studies, communication, or a related discipline, and 5 years of significant industry experience in one or more of the following areas: producing, writing, directing, and/or post-production for the screen.
For more information regarding the non-tenure track clinical ranks please see the Grady Clinical Guidelines link at:

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

The successful applicant will have demonstrated accomplishments in one or more of the following areas: producing, writing, directing, and/or post-production for the screen.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity as evidenced by prior accomplishments.

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Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.




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Posted: 1/10/2021
Application Due: 3/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time