University of Miami — Assistant Professor in Directing, Cinematic Arts

The Department of Cinematic Arts, within the School of Communication at the University of Miami offers an exciting opportunity for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Directing to begin on August 15, 2022.

We seek a filmmaker with notable experience directing films with an independent spirit and working with actors. Candidates should have a professional exhibition record. Evidence of teaching experience at the university level is preferred. Successful applicants will demonstrate commitment to equity-forward teaching practices and embrace the values of inclusivity and diversity, both in the classroom and in the field.

Faculty member will teach five courses per academic year, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in departmental and/or school-wide committees. The successful candidate will be expected to create and exhibit films as a requirement for their progress towards tenure, assisted by university resources.


  • A terminal degree MFA or PhD in Film or related field is required.
  • Interested candidates should submit the following materials:
  • Letter of Application
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Diversity Statement
  • Link to Portfolio/Reel
  • Names and contact information of three references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation

The University of Miami is a private research university that is focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. Located in Coral Gables, FL, the University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. The Department of Cinematic Arts (CCA) prepares a new generation of innovators, storytellers and leaders to succeed in film, television, and digital emergent technologies. In 2021, we served 250 undergraduate majors as well as 40 graduate students. Our diverse student body is comprised of young filmmakers from across the nation and the globe who go on to create award-winning works in the industry.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For questions about this position, please contact Professor Ed Talavera at