College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado, Denver — Assistant Professor (TT) – Focus on Directing and Production

University of Colorado | CU Denver
College of Arts & Media (CAM), Film & Television Department
Assistant Professor (TT) – Focus on Directing and Production
Requisition #23510

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In recognition of the need for action to combat persisting inequities within higher education and tap into the power of transdisciplinary research and collaboration as the means for addressing the grand challenges that face the creative industries in the 21st century, the College of Arts & Media is implementing a national hiring strategy to attract diverse applicants. This strategy aims to:

  • attract a diversity of scholarly and creative work, pedagogical practices and methodologies, insights and worldviews to the applicant pool
  • attract candidates who mirror and engage with the intersectionalities in our community
  • attract a more inclusive breadth of qualified candidates to the applicant pool
  • foster greater equity across the institution

The College of Arts & Media supports the CU Denver 2030 Strategic Plan by putting diversity in action by becoming an equity-serving institution—one that provides a racially and culturally enhancing educational and work environment and a sense of belonging for all. This means sustaining a culture of belonging for all and providing the necessary resources and supports to help everyone succeed.

This position will play a key role in leveraging CU Denver’s role as a Hispanic-Serving Institution to build institutional capacity for learner success, research, and scholarship. This position will be especially important in providing the creation of new, agile organizational structures that facilitate high-performance, interdisciplinary teams and uniquely integrate arts, humanities, and creative activities as part of CU Denver’s approaches to research and creative work.

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The Film & Television Department has an opening Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (unclassified) position. The incumbent will be accountable for teaching courses related to directing, production and post-production, or related courses and will need to possess the ability to teach undergraduate courses, engage in research, creative work, and service. The continuance of this appointment will be based on performance, budget, and enrollment numbers.

Examples of Work Performed:
Teaching (40%)

  • Teach courses in any of the following topics: Directing, Production, Editing, and others that embrace interdisciplinarity between film & television, audio, motion graphics, and video game production,
  • Teach undergraduate courses, as assigned and needed
  • Teach 15 credit hours per academic year, starting in Fall 2022 (August)
  • All other duties and projects as requested

Research (40%)

  • Engage students in research and creative practice that integrates both theory and practice within the realm of Film & Television production

Service (20%)

  • Engage in and contribute to the function and operations of the department, as defined by the department chair
  • Work with the broader community in representing the university, department, and students


  • This position will be attuned to CU Denver Strategic Plan 2030 by embracing and advancing equity through research, creative work, and teaching to actively support minoritized people and historically marginalized identities in order to reduce bias and create and sustain equity; and redefining success through a lens of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion to unlock the potential for everyone to succeed.
  • All other duties and projects as requested

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be willing and able to successfully pass a national criminal and sex offender background check
  • The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates may be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

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