The Department of Film & Media Arts seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in the research area of fiction film production. The successful candidate will have experience with all aspects of the creative process in fiction filmmaking; a record of ongoing creative work, evidence of which may include professional credits and festival screenings; and successful experience teaching college-level film production courses in areas like screenwriting, directing, and producing. Particular attention will be paid to applicants who have experience creating work for a range of media platforms including film, television, animation, interactive and immersive media, and other emerging media formats, and who will thus be prepared to support students across the breadth of our programs in filmmaking, animation, and media arts production. Our ideal candidate will be well positioned to mentor students as they transition from university to industry. We enthusiastically welcome applications from talented individuals from diverse creative backgrounds. The Department of Film & Media Arts values diversity of both artistic practices and perspectives, including those held by people from different ethnic, religious, ideological, and geographic backgrounds.
The successful candidate will join a growing and dynamic faculty that includes award-winning filmmakers, animators, media artists, and scholars. The Department of Film & Media Arts is the largest unit the University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts, with over 700 undergraduate and graduate majors studying all aspects of film, animation, and media arts production. The University of Utah has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 115 research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation, and is one of 65 members of the prestigious American Association of Universities. The University is located in Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. Routinely ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S., Salt Lake City is the center of a metropolitan area with a population of approximately one million residents, extensive arts and cultural activities, unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation, and a major international airport.
- M.F.A. or other terminal degree in film production or a related field.
- Evidence of successful college-level teaching.
- Ability to teach introductory digital film production and intermediate and advanced courses in areas like screenwriting, directing, and producing.
- An active record of creative work, evidence of which may include professional credits and festival exhibitions.
- Interest in and evidence of potential for securing external grants and funding.
To apply, please submit the following:
- An application letter, not to exceed two pages, addressing the position’s required qualifications and the candidate’s approach to teaching.
- A current CV including names and contact information for three references.
- Portfolio of creative work.