Assistant Professor of Cinema Production

Employer
Denison University
Location
Granville, OH

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Position Type:

Faculty

Tenure or non-tenure-track:

Tenure

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Cinema Production

Job Summary and Requirements :

The Department of Cinema seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the fall of 2022.

Responsibilities include teaching all aspects of motion-picture production, from conception through post-production, at introductory through advanced levels. Faculty are expected to be engaged teachers who maintain their creative practice and actively participate in departmental and university service.

With an emphasis on active learning, Denison is an undergraduate institution whose central focus is the education of our students. We seek an active filmmaker with an exceptional record of teaching, and the successful candidate must be able to teach all aspects of film/digital production in a residential liberal arts environment.

The Department of Cinema is part of the University’s Division of Fine Arts. As such, our curriculum emphasizes artistry and conceptual sophistication as much as technical craft. The department’s overall curriculum integrates film/digital production and cinema studies, and actively encourages students to draw connections between the two.

Each course in our core film/digital production sequence encompasses the entire filmmaking process rather than focusing on a specific role or phase of motion picture production. This fosters a mindset whereby students think of their work in terms of overarching artistic vision rather than technical specialization, while allowing them to explore specific areas of motion picture production, which they might pursue further after graduation.

Applicants’ specific areas of interest and expertise will be noted; however, it is the individual who is fluent in, and can teach, all aspects of the generalized filmmaking curriculum described above who is being sought.

Candidates are required to have by start date an MFA in Film. Candidates must be able to teach Adobe Premiere. Experience with 16mm filmmaking and the ability to teach screenwriting are both a plus, as analog film production and screenwriting courses are included in our regular offerings.

To be assured full consideration, candidates should visit https://employment.denison.edu and submit: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; graduate school transcript; samples of work (via links to Vimeo, etc.); sample course syllabi; and the names and contact information of three academic references, who the University will contact to submit letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, please discuss the specifics of your teaching experience and address your potential to foster a wide range of perspectives among students, faculty, and the campus community.

Completed application materials submitted by November 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide). Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Department:

Cinema Department

Posting Number:

F 121300175

Full or Part Time:

Full Time

Contact(s):

Marc Wiskemann

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Open Date:

08/12/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Work samples are required and should be submitted as links to online viewing sites like Vimeo, YouTube, etc. Please include these links in your application. If the material is private, please include passwords for viewing. The Department will only consider material viewable online, and will not view work submitted on DVD, Blu-Ray, etc.

Denison University Background Check Statement:

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a condition of offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement :

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide). Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Organization

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, Denison offers an authentic education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Founded in 1831, Denison is one of the earliest colleges to be established in the old “Northwest Territory,” west of the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River. Denison is located in Granville, Ohio; 27 miles east of Columbus, the state capital.<img alt="denison_university1.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/denison_university1.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>Innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in the pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of independent thinking. And because Denison is a residential college, students are deeply engaged as citizens of the campus community. They learn from one another in a rigorous academic setting, but also in rich social, cultural and political environments.</p> <p>As a residential undergraduate liberal arts college, Denison is among those places that have been called “distinctively American” in their contribution to higher education worldwide. In fact, it is one of a select number of institutions that today defines the type.</p> <p>Confident in the distinction of its graduates and advantaged by unusual resources, Denison has pointedly resisted the tendency in higher education to add layers of graduate degrees, professional schools, and service functions beyond the scope of baccalaureate education of the highest order. Entering its 177th year, Denison has maintained a fully residential campus based upon the well-tested premise that learning flourishes in community.</p> <p>Denison selectively admits successful, confident, and motivated students who seek to take advantage of highly participatory learning within classroom, laboratory, and studio and who expect to learn and grow through their investment in the challenges and opportunities of college life.<br /> The college attracts matriculants from across the country and more than three dozen nations. Denison engages students with outstanding professors in small classes that encourage men and women to take a high degree of personal responsibility for learning. Students pursue a major field of study selected from 39 areas offered by 28 disciplinary departments and interdisciplinary programs in the divisions of Natural Science, Humanities, Social Science, and Fine Arts as well as complete a sequence of General Education and a personalized curriculum of electives from across the college.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university2.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/denison_university2.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left;" typeof="foaf:Image" />A Denison education is not just for a living but for a life. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are expected to begin a life of learning at Denison, not complete it. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.</p> <p>Nothing defines a Denison education more than the mutually enriching relationships that develop between students and faculty. The heart of the college is a full-time faculty of almost 200. These men and women, who hold the most advanced degrees in their fields, are selected on the basis of pedagogical and scholarly ability and are encouraged to be innovative teachers whose continuing growth in their discipline through active scholarship allows them to be among the best at their craft. They look forward to the challenge and stimulation of their students even as they seek to draw the best efforts from them. Many Denison students come to regard professors as mentors, who frequently oversee students' independent scholarly projects.</p> <p>Denison’s faculty is committed to undergraduate education. As teacher-scholar-advisers, their principal responsibility is effective teaching informed by the best scholarship. Faculty members place a priority on working closely with students, interactive learning, and partnerships with students in original research. Denison’s low student/faculty ratio allows for close supervision of independent research and collaborative work in small groups and classes.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university3.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/denison_university3.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>At Denison, men and women learn and grow in community, and the residential character of the campus is more than a convenience but a way of engaging the full student body in a shared enterprise. The college actively seeks academically superior students who bring diverse talents, interests, backgrounds, and experiences, believing that out of the classroom as well as within learning takes place by sharing, questioning, and growing together. Denison students have unusual opportunities to participate in the arts, in athletics and recreation, in service to others beyond the campus, in student organizational life, and in campus governance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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