Northwestern University — Assistant Professor of Instruction Media Production (Non-tenure Eligible)

The Department of Radio/Television/Film is seeking a full-time instructor at the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction (non-tenure eligible) focused on screen acting, with significant experience both in front of and behind the camera. Expertise in acting for film and television is essential, with any experience in film/TV casting, or acting for other media, such as gaming, motion capture, or voiceover a distinct plus. The candidate must also have sufficient technical experience/knowledge of filmmaking to teach an introductory-level production class and courses focused on screen acting in which polished short films or online content are final projects. Candidates should have a record of professional practice and/or creative activity, a terminal degree (MFA or PhD), and prior teaching experience. We may consider candidates without a terminal graduate degree if such candidates have extraordinary professional accomplishments.

Employment term: A 12-month appointment beginning September 1, 2023. The appointment may be renewed on an annual basis.

Qualifications:

  1. Professional practice and/or creative activity in narrative audiovisual media production
  2. Expertise in screen acting
  3. Skill in filmmaking sufficient to teach production at introductory level
  4. Teaching experience

Duties:

  • Teach introductory course in media production
  • Teach screen acting at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels
  • Participate in curricular planning
  • Student advising

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application procedure: Applications and supporting documents will be accepted only by online submission here. Please including the following materials in your application: a cover letter describing your teaching, research interests and experience, a current vita, three contacts for letters of recommendation, two work samples, and a teaching portfolio including teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, a diversity statement (including past and/or potential contributions to diversity/inclusion through research/creative activity and teaching) and other relevant materials. Forward questions to the Search Committee Chair, Kyle Henry.

The School: The School of Communication has five departments and offers a suite of interdisciplinary undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs. The departments span the communication arts and sciences including the Department of Radio-Television-Film, the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Department of Theatre (which includes music theatre and dance). The faculty of over 180 includes 99 tenure-eligible faculty. The school offers instruction to roughly 1000 undergraduate majors and 650 graduate and professional students. Founded over 144 years ago, the School has been a leader in developing the communication disciplines and professions, and continues to be a center of excellence in the communication arts and sciences. Our current Dean is E. Patrick Johnson.

The University: Northwestern University is one of the nation’s largest private research universities. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, the main campus is in Evanston and the medical campus is 12 miles south in downtown Chicago. There is continuing expansion of University facilities and programs, particularly in the sciences and medicine. Diverse cultural, social, and recreational activities abound on and near each campus.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2022. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by the deadline, but review of applications may continue until the position is filled.

Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho­ Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law.

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