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Instructor of Digital Film Production

Florida Atlantic University
Fort Lauderdale
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Job location: Fort Lauderdale

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2022-01-18
Req: REQ11594
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Position Summary:

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY’S School of Communication and Multimedia Studies is seeking an Instructor with both practical and critical expertise in digital film. The successful candidate should expect to teach applied and fundamental courses at all levels of the Bachelors, Masters, and Master of Fine Arts' curricula in courses such as Digital Film Production; Fiction, Documentary, or Experimental Film; Digital Video Editing; Audio/Sound; and other digital film production-focused classes based on curricular needs and a candidate’s expertise. Preferred candidates may have additional background in teaching Film Appreciation and Film History courses, as well as some industry experience. Specialization in one or more of the following areas is preferred: fiction, documentary, or experimental filmmaking.

Filmmakers/scholars with a focus on minoritized groups such as Latin-X, Hispanic, Latino, African-American, Caribbean, or Indigenous are encouraged to apply. The teaching load is 8 courses per year, with summer teaching often possible on a separate contract. The candidate’s primary assignment will be to FAU's Fort Lauderdale campus.

FAU's School of Communication and Multimedia Studies enrolls approximately 1,400 undergraduate students across two Bachelors of Arts Degrees: Communication Studies and Multimedia Studies. The Multimedia Studies BA, in turn, has two sequences: Film, Video & New Media and Multimedia Journalism. The undergraduate programs of the School have grown over 35% in the five years. The School also houses a two-year Master of Arts program in Communication Studies and a Master of Fine Arts program in Media, Technology & Entertainment.

The Fort Lauderdale campus is home to about 1000 of Florida Atlantic University's nearly 31,000 students and is located in the Higher Education Complex. It’s in close proximity to the NSU Art Museum, Museum of Discovery and Science, Flagler Village, Mass District, and 2.5 miles from the beach. The campus is approximately 20 miles south of FAU's main campus in Boca Raton and 20 miles north of Miami.

The position is non-tenure track, which is renewable annually based on job performance. After five years of full-time, satisfactory employment, Instructors are eligible in their sixth year to apply for promotion to Senior Instructor.

For detailed information on FAU and SCMS, visit our web site at:

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a record of effective teaching. A terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA from an accredited institution) from a reputable film program or related field is preferred.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

College of Arts & Letters


Fort Lauderdale

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Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

Should you have questions about the position or the application process, please contact Prof. Shane Eason, Search Committee Chair, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, Florida Atlantic University, 111 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301. ([email protected]).

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) diversity statement.

Candidates with examples of creative work or research available online are encouraged to include URLs in their CVs and letters of application

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

This recruitment has been reopened; all previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. This position may close without prior notice.
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