Job TitleAssistant/Associate Professor, Cinematography
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range -
Location Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Application Deadline November 30, 2023
Contact Name Sarah Williams
Department School of Filmmaking
To apply for this job please visit employment.uncsa.edu.
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CINEMATOGRAPHY
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Established in 1993, the School of Filmmaking combines rigorous professional training with unparalleled facilities, equipment, and resources. The Hollywood Reporter listed UNCSA as the #9 film program in the United States in its 2023 rankings. UNCSA is the highest ranked public university, and its tuition is the most affordable of the top-ranked schools by a wide margin. The program’s mission is to train talented students for professional careers in the ﬁlm, television, and emerging entertainment industries; it stresses the collaborative nature of creative ﬁlmmaking in a modern and rigorous conservatory atmosphere. The School of Filmmaking’s goal is to produce storytellers of unique vision who value and know how to use the components of the motion picture arts in all of its current and evolving forms. The school offers a BFA in Filmmaking with disciplines in Animation, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing & Sound Design, Producing, Production Design & Visual Effects, and Screenwriting. In addition, an MFA is offered in Creative Producing and Screenwriting.
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is seeking an imaginative and innovative educator-practitioner to join our full-time faculty in the Cinematography Department of the School of Filmmaking.
The primary responsibility of the faculty member will be to teach undergraduate courses that emphasize both the technique and the art of cinematography, with a strong focus on storytelling. This is achieved through formal classroom training and one-on-one mentoring, during which cinematography students learn to craft their own unique visual approach.
At UNCSA, we strive to create a safe environment that allows people from all walks of life to thrive. Doing so demands that we commit to an explicit and continual process of identifying and dismantling systems and practices of bias, exclusion, and oppression. Education and art-making can be transformational forces for change, and we are working so that change leads toward justice.
This vision statement reflects our commitment to this work in the School of Filmmaking.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter that addresses how they cultivate a thriving classroom environment that incorporates (or recognizes) a broad range of pedagogical approaches that support UNCSA’s vision statement.
Description of Responsibilities and Duties
Faculty at UNCSA are expected to engage in academic duties. These include advising and supervising students outside the classroom, attending faculty and production meetings, participating in service initiatives such as faculty governance and admissions, inviting guest artists for workshops and presentations on campus, visiting student film sets, and assisting in the development of new courses, programs, and methods of instruction.
Faculty members are encouraged to maintain professional activities to remain at the forefront of technologies and practices.
1. An earned terminal degree in the teaching discipline, generally the MFA or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline. Equivalent professional experience OR an equivalent combination of education and professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the academic degree.
2. Candidates must possess professional cinematography credits in feature films, television, music videos, commercials, and/or documentary films.
The ideal candidate will possess extensive professional experience in film production with multiple credits as Cinematography, as well as prior teaching experience. Previous expertise in other cinematic roles such as Gaffer or Colorist will be of benefit. Furthermore, they should demonstrate intellectual curiosity, a profound appreciation of global cinema, a deep awareness of various arts — including literature, music, and visual arts, and an involvement in cinematic areas beyond cinematography.
UNCSA utilizes a multi-year contract system in lieu of tenure.
Instructions to Candidates
Interested candidates should submit their application through UNCSA’s website and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and teaching philosophy.
To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 30, 2023.
An EHRA application is required in order to be considered for a faculty position. Please note, EHRA applications do not have an employment entry section. Instead, a resume/CV will be required to be uploaded by the applicant, along with any other documents the Department or assigned Search Committee deem relevant for the review process. Applications will be treated conﬁdentially until the ﬁnal stages of the search process.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
UNCSA follows the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) guidelines for faculty credentialing. The successful candidate will be required to submit a curriculum vitae, official transcripts of earned degrees, and/or substantiating documentation of experiential qualiﬁcations as a condition of employment.
Pursuant to UNCSA policy, as a condition of employment, the University must obtain a criminal background report and determine that the nature and seriousness of any criminal offenses do not render employment with the University inappropriate.
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