*Assistant Professor of Film & Video*
The University of the Arts seeks an Assistant Professor for the Film &
Video program in the School of Film in the College of Art, Media and Design
for a multi-year/non-tenure track faculty position. Salary and rank are
commensurate with experience.
The successful candidate will be able to teach a wide range of subjects
from beginning to advanced levels, and will have a working knowledge of
narrative, documentary, and experimental approaches. Preference will be
given to candidates whose practice expands cinema’s boundaries and
demonstrates innovation in an ever-changing discipline. A strong record of
professional achievement, a comprehensive grasp of the history of film and
video production, a familiarity with the concepts undergirding contemporary
practice, and an interest in multidisciplinary projects and curriculum are
The fulltime teaching load is 18 credits, typically six courses per year
(3/3). Assistant Professors begin with a 3-year renewable contract. In
addition to teaching, fulltime faculty are expected to maintain a
professional art practice; serve on university committees; advise students;
participate in curriculum development and other departmental activities.
The search committee will consider the candidate’s potential to work
towards a leadership role in both the program and the university.
In recognition of the University’s Academic and Strategic Plans and the
recommendations that support a commitment to the spirit of experimentation
and invention in the education of young artists and designers, the new
Assistant Professor will be expected to instruct within the BFA program
with artistic and academic innovation. The hallmarks of the Academic and
Strategic Plans include greater opportunity for collaborative learning and
encouragement of our faculty and students to question the conventions and
boundaries that underpin disciplinary traditions.
The combined enrollment for the College of Art, Media and Design is
approximately 1200 students. Currently, the School of Film has 126
students. Students in the Film Program use the program’s full range of
media tools and techniques to create their own artistic vision. The
curriculum is designed to encourage students to be creative and inventive
while they develop a solid technical competency serving them well in both
professional and fine art cinematic practices.
Located prominently on the Avenue of the Arts in Center City Philadelphia,
the University of the Arts is one of the oldest and largest comprehensive
private institutions of higher education devoted to the arts in the United
States. Its undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students for more
than 150 professional career paths in the visual, performing, media, design
and communication arts, and related fields.
An MFA in Film or Video or a related area, minimum three years
college-level teaching experience beyond graduate school, commitment to
teaching, and a commitment to the professional art practice.
*To Apply *
Applicants should submit:
- A letter of application detailing their qualifications
- An up-to-date CV
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Sample syllabi (preferably ones that demonstrate assignments
addressing innovation in the practice of film or video)
- A digital portfolio of examples of recent work and examples of work by
students (for video/new media work include a still and either a DVD or a
link to a website.) Please send completed works rather than excerpts.
- The contact information for three professional references
Screening begins January 20, 2015 and continues until the position is
Please submit applications via email to: Hannah Burke, [log in to unmask]
*Please ensure job title is in the Subject line.*
The preferred submission format for all materials other than video samples
is a single email attachment (single PDF or zipped folder) 2MB-5MB in size.
Submissions other than cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, syllabi,
reference list, and PDF portfolios will not be reviewed. Please do not
submit supplemental materials or letters unless they are requested.
The University of the Arts
College of Art, Media and Design
Office of the Director of the School of Film
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Maria San Filippo
Assistant Professor and Director, Film and Media Studies Program
Division of Liberal Arts
University of the Arts in Philadelphia
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