The PSU School of Film seeks a narrative filmmaker (fiction) with experience teaching undergraduate film production and studies students for a one-year, fixed-term instructorship. Candidates should have experience teaching foundational, conceptual, and practical elements of fiction filmmaking within a college/university or post-high school advanced studies setting.
The candidate should understand how to teach foundational as well specialized, advanced seminars and workshops in a combination of any of the following cinematic arts subspecialties: digital sound production/studies, studio directing, cinematography, small crew directing.
The ideal candidate will broaden the department's instructional and research areas and be able to integrate their strengths to teach within the school's attention to film criticism and theory. Candidates should have a strong background in student-centered approaches to teaching.
Course load is 6 seminars on a quarter system (2 terms, 11 weeks each) balanced between introductory and advanced topic courses. Evidence of a proven record of pedagogic innovation, topics course design, and teaching success will be carefully considered in the selection process. The contract start date is December 16, 2021. Winter term begins Monday, January 3, 2021.