Professorial Lecturer, Film and Media Arts

American University

Professorial Lecturer, Film and Media Arts

  • Institution: American University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Website:

Professorial Lecturer, Film and Media Arts

  • American University | Washington, D.C.
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: February 23, 2023
Apply Now

Job TitleProfessorial Lecturer, Film and Media Arts

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline -

Contact Information

Contact Name Liz Kan

Department School of Communication


Phone US +1 (202) 885-2751

Job Description

The Film and Media Arts Division in the School of Communication at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for the Academic Year 2023-24. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month position, with the possibility of renewal, and will commence on August 28, 2023.

Applicants should hold an MFA and/or equivalent professional experience. The position will require the incumbent to teach three courses per semester in Film and Media Arts, including, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate courses. These may include introductory courses in film and video including Visual Literacy, (design basics, photography, video production, and portfolio design). All faculty hold office hours weekly and participate in school and university activities and service.

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to ongoing budgetary approval. Please submit applications via Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent professional work. Please contact Liz Kan, Faculty Affairs Coordinator, at (202) 885-2751 or if you have any questions.

We are looking for candidates whose research and teaching embody the perspective of a nontraditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of those underrepresented in the profession and higher education. We seek an instructor with at least three years of practice in the filmmaking profession or related fields, who are proficient in all aspects of media creation, including producing and directing, scriptwriting, cinematography, sound recording, and postproduction. Experience in both fiction and documentary is preferred. We are seeking a diverse application group to reinforce American University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit

Established in 1993, the School of Communication (SOC) offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The SOC empowers undergraduates and graduates in its programs to tell stories that influence change, inspire action, and transform our communities and our world. Learn more about the School of Communication at and about the Film and Media Arts Division at

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

To ensure the health and safety of our community, American University requires that all faculty and staff are vaccinated for Covid-19. To learn more about American University’s health and safety directives please click here.

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

American University is required to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). In accordance with the Clery Act, each year American University prepares an Annual Security Report. This report contains campus crime statistics as well as descriptions of Public Safety’s services. It is available to all applicants upon request by calling the Department of Public Safety at 202-885-2537 or the Annual Security Report is also available online.

Apply Now

Similar Jobs

Assistant Teaching Professor – Policy Studies – Job#077569

Syracuse University

To apply for this job please visit Assistant Teaching Professor – Policy Studies –…

View Job

Organic Chemistry Instructor

Michigan State University

To apply for this job please visit The Department of Chemistry in the College…

View Job

Astronomy and Astrophysics: Assistant Professor of Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics (Initial Review Date Feb 20, 2024)

University of California Santa Cruz

To apply for this job please visit Astronomy and Astrophysics: Assistant Professor of Observational…

View Job

Endowed Chair (Sport and Social Impact), School of Kinesiology, Western University (HS-264)

Western University

To apply for this job please visit SCHOOL of KINESIOLOGY is seeking outstanding candidates…

View Job