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Assistant Professor, Film

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Work type: Faculty 9-Month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty


School of Arts and Humanities

Position Description:

Assistant Professor of Film, Jacksonville State University.  Full-time, tenure-track position on 9-month contract to begin August 2021. Duties: Responsible for teaching film courses, introductory to advanced, in filmmaking production and post-production, such as introduction to film, directing, editing, film theory, and/or film history; conducting scholarly/creative research sufficient for tenure and promotion; engaging in appropriate service. Qualifications: PhD or MFA in Film by appointment date is required. Evidence of good teaching and scholarly/creative potential is required. Preference may be given to applicants with experience with current production technologies/equipment and proficiency in Adobe CC applications with a keen understanding of filmmaking from conceptualization to development and delivery. Salary contingent upon qualifications, experience, and needs of university.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for teaching undergraduate level courses in Film
  • Develops and implements a program of instruction that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students and is consistent with the university, SACS accreditation, and state study and curriculum guides
  • Assess student abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives
  • Plans and employs a variety of appropriate instructional/learning strategies and activities which are compatible with the physical facility but serves the needs and capabilities of the students
  • Provides a general environment conducive to the learning process, the professor should be able to manage the behaviors of learners in the classroom and participate in the management of student behavior in other parts of the campus
  • Continually communicates to students (either in writing or verbally) instructional expectations, student progress or lack of progress
  • Takes attendance and keeps attendance registers, according to JSU policy 
  • Actively participates in and works with university personnel in planning effective instructional goals, objectives, methods and curriculum
  • Exhibits a commitment and ability to conduct scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service
  • Exhibits a commitment and ability to conduct scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service
  • Assists in the documentation of student progress by efficiently maintaining and submitting appropriate records and reports
  • Ensures that the classroom or instructional environment is healthful and safe and generally conducive to learning
  • Participates in extra-curricular activities as requested by the head of the department or Dean of the School
  • Serves on various committees, participates and belongs to educational/professional associations (within concentration) and participates in their activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the department head

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume (CV)
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcript (Official transcripts will be required for final round interviews)

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