*Tenure or non-tenure-track:*Tenure
*Position Title:*Assistant Professor of Cinema Production
*Job Summary and Requirements :*The Department of Cinema seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the fall of 2022.
Responsibilities include teaching all aspects of motion-picture production, from conception through post-production, at introductory through advanced levels. Faculty are expected to be engaged teachers who maintain their creative practice and actively participate in departmental and university service.
With an emphasis on active learning, Denison is an undergraduate institution whose central focus is the education of our students. We seek an active filmmaker with an exceptional record of teaching, and the successful candidate must be able to teach all aspects of film/digital production in a residential liberal arts environment.
The Department of Cinema is part of the University's Division of Fine Arts. As such, our curriculum emphasizes artistry and conceptual sophistication as much as technical craft. The department's overall curriculum integrates film/digital production and cinema studies, and actively encourages students to draw connections between the two.
Each course in our core film/digital production sequence encompasses the entire filmmaking process rather than focusing on a specific role or phase of motion picture production. This fosters a mindset whereby students think of their work in terms of overarching artistic vision rather than technical specialization, while allowing them to explore specific areas of motion picture production, which they might pursue further after graduation.
Applicants' specific areas of interest and expertise will be noted; however, it is the individual who is fluent in, and can teach, all aspects of the generalized filmmaking curriculum described above who is being sought.
Candidates are required to have by start date an MFA in Film. Candidates must be able to teach Adobe Premiere. Experience with 16mm filmmaking and the ability to teach screenwriting are both a plus, as analog film production and screenwriting courses are included in our regular offerings.
To be assured full consideration, candidates should visit https://employment.denison.edu and submit: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; graduate school transcript; samples of work (via links to Vimeo, etc.); sample course syllabi; and the names and contact information of three academic references, who the University will contact to submit letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, please discuss the specifics of your teaching experience and address your potential to foster a wide range of perspectives among students, faculty, and the campus community.
Completed application materials submitted by November 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.
Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide). Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
*Posting Number:*F 121300175
*Full or Part Time:*Full Time
*Open Until Filled:*Yes
*Special Instructions to Applicants:*Work samples are required and should be submitted as links to online viewing sites like Vimeo, YouTube, etc. Please include these links in your application. If the material is private, please include passwords for viewing. The Department will only consider material viewable online, and will not view work submitted on DVD, Blu-Ray, etc.
*Denison University Background Check Statement:*The final candidate will undergo a background check as a condition of offer of employment.
*Denison University EEO Statement :*To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide). Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.