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VISUAL ART, DESIGN & COMMUNICATION - Faculty-Visual Art Comm Design

Job Classification

  Faculty Full-Time (75-100%)

Position summary

Assistant, associate professor, or artist-in-residence expert in documentary film will teach undergraduate level courses in filmmaking, with an area of emphasis in post-production techniques and workflow. Continue expanding the documentary film program based on his/her industry experience in filmmaking or other possible areas such as motion design. Manages film program facilities and advises students in their classes and film projects. Continues developing projects that raises the prestige of the university. An artist-in-residence can expect to fill the position for at least a year, and an assistant/associate professor may be brought on permanently.

Qualifications summary

A Master of Fine Arts in Film is preferred, but exceptionally strong candidates without a graduate degree will be considered.

A minimum of 3-5 years of industry experience, with a strong portfolio that demonstrates passion for nonfiction narratives, social issue media, and/or commercial filmmaking.

A commitment to teamwork/collegiality.

Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly in mentoring students and guiding them through their creative projects.

Experience with multiple NLE, color grading, and 2D/3D motion design and compositing platforms.

Duties and responsibilities

Teaches undergraduate students in filmmaking, post-production, motion design, and other possible areas coming out of their industry experience.

Manages film program facilities and post-production editing suites.

Advises students, and oversees some student research and student film projects.

Provides service to the department, school and university on appropriate committees and projects.

Continues developing award-winning films and projects that raise the prestige of the faculty in the film program.

Supervisory responsibilities

There is potential for a student worker to be employed under this position. In addition, must be able to manage film program facilities and post-production editing suites. Advises and oversees some student research and student film projects.

Qualifications

A Master of Fine Arts in Film is preferred, but exceptionally strong candidates without a graduate degree will be considered.

A minimum of 3-5 years of industry experience, with a strong portfolio that demonstrates a passion for nonfiction narratives, social issue media, and/or commercial filmmaking.

A commitment to teamwork and collegiality. 

Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly as it relates to mentoring students and guiding them through their creative projects. 

Experience with multiple NLE, color grading, and 2D/3D motion design and compositing platforms. 

Technical competencies

Experience with multiple NLE, color grading, and 2D/3D motion design and compositing platforms. 

Interpersonal interactions

Teaches undergraduate students in filmmaking, post-production, motion design, and other possible areas coming out of their industry experience.

Advises students, and oversees some student research and student film projects.

Provides service to the department, school and university on appropriate committees and projects.

A commitment to teamwork and collegiality. 

Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly as it relates to mentoring students and guiding them through their creative projects. 

Physical demands

Must be able to handle camera equipment and potentially film on location.

Work environment

The Department of Visual Art, Communication & Design has multiple programs that must be able to coordinate schedules and classroom use.