Southern Methodist University — Assistant Professor of Film and Media Arts

The Division of Film & Media Arts is seeking a tenure-track candidate to join a creative and productive faculty and student body located in one of the leading media markets in the nation. We are looking for a top-notch production colleague who will take an active role in expanding and strengthening a growing department. The ideal candidate is one who can effectively shape a new generation of storytellers for a convergent media landscape, and can maintain a high-caliber creative output. Teaching will cover introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate courses in film and media screenwriting and production, as well as specialized courses in the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise and interest.

Minimum qualifications: MFA or equivalent is required, along with previous experience teaching media production techniques and fundamentals (including screenwriting and basic production), and consistent work experience and creative output in some facet(s) of media production.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in screenwriting, television and/or new media production. Other potential areas of expertise or interest can include animation, special effects, production design, editing, directing, producing, and programming. The tenure- track position is funded with a start date in August 2017.

Application: Please submit the following: vita, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement of current and future creative production interests, along with a portfolio of completed work. We encourage digital applications: Files should be saved to smallest size preferably in .pdf format with any appropriate links to websites. The Division uses Interfolio ByCommittee for digital uploads. Use the following link to apply and upload materials: If you have a need to mail any materials, those can be sent to: Chair, Search Committee, SMU Division of Film and Media Arts, P.O. Box 750113, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0113.

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by November 11, 2016. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Division of Film and Media Arts
The Division of Film and Media Arts guides undergraduate majors and 10 graduate students through the practical and the conceptual aspects of film and media and encourages interdisciplinary connections to related fields. Our faculty includes a uniquely-talented group of scholars, writers, and award-winning film and video makers with active local, national, and global profiles. Our alumni have become successful industry professionals with distinction that include Emmys, a student Academy Award, various film festival awards, among others. We award the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Masters of Arts degrees. Visit the Meadows School and the Division’s web site for detailed information

SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore Virtual SMU at Our beautifully shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 & 100 corporations.

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