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Full-time, one-year appointment in the department of Film and Media Arts – Screenwriting.

Full-time, one-year appointment in Film and Media Arts – Screen Directing and Cinematography

Full-time appointment in Film and Media Arts – Post-Production 

Full-time senior appointment in Film and Media Arts – Department Chair

 

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NOTICE OF FACULTY VACANCY 

POSITION: Full-time, one-year appointment in the department of Film and Media Arts – Screenwriting.

The ideal candidate will have professional screenwriting credits for produced films or television, as well as prior teaching experience. Experience in writing for documentary films and other media is also desirable. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a comprehensive knowledge of the theory, as well as the craft, of writing for the screen. The range of teaching duties will span introductory to advanced screenwriting courses, and possibly Serial Writing.  The successful candidate will also be expected to advise undergraduates and graduate students on their thesis screenplays.  

RANK/SALARY: Assistant Professor, non-tenure-track appointment in Screenwriting. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA in Screenwriting or a related Media writing discipline. Applicants should have evidence of teaching ability and an active creative or industry agenda. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise and mentor students; engage in appropriate service to the department, the university, and the profession.

APPOINTMENT DATE: July 1, 2022

APPLICATION: Email (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) names, titles, address, telephone number and email addresses of 3 references. Please send materials to Beth Bolton, Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, beth.bolton@temple.edu 

Please be sure the file name for your application and CV includes your last name, first name, and the position name.   For example: Smith.John.Temple.SW.App.pdf or Smith.John.Temple.SW.CV.pdf.

APPLICATION REVIEW:  Begins immediately; continues until position is filled. 

SUBMIT APPLICATION:      Send letter of application, CV, and list of 3 references to 

Search Committee Chair Chet Pancake
c/o Beth Bolton
E-mail: beth.bolton@temple.edu
 
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNTIL REQUESTED. Prepare to send the following additional materials if requested at a later date:

  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead) directly from the referee
  • Samples of course syllabi
  • A statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy.
  • A portfolio of teaching evaluations (student evaluations, peer reviews, video recordings of teaching, etc.) 

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The Film & Media Arts Department is an internationally recognized program in documentary, independent narrative, and experimental forms. The program encourages a cross-disciplinary mix of theory and practice including hybrid and digital arts production, and a history of producing socially conscious filmmakers.  The Department offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA and PhD degrees. Film & Media Arts is a member of Temple’s Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts, which includes the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts and the Boyer College of Music and Dance. It is located on the University’s main campus in the culturally rich and diverse city of Philadelphia. For more information about the department, consult the website https://tfma.temple.edu/fma.  

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  
WOMEN AND MINORITY CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

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NOTICE OF FACULTY VACANCY

POSITION: Full-time, one-year appointment in Film and Media Arts – Screen Directing and Cinematography.

The primary focus will be Screen Directing with some Cinematography courses possible. The range of courses may include Senior Capstone Narrative Directing, Narrative Directing Scene Analysis, Junior Level Intro to Narrative Directing, Intro to 16mm Filmmaking, and Videography. 

RANK/SALARY: Assistant Professor, non-tenure-track appointment in Cinematography & Directing. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA in Directing for the Screen and/or a related Filmmaking discipline. Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise or teaching encompasses an aptitude with short narrative film productions and Digital Cinema or 16mm/35mm filmmaking knowledge. Applicants should have evidence of teaching ability and an active creative or industry film practice. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise and mentor students; engage in appropriate service to the department, the university, and the profession.

APPOINTMENT DATE: July 1, 2022

APPLICATION: Email (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) names, titles, address, telephone number and email addresses of 3 references. Please send materials to Beth Bolton, Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, beth.bolton@temple.edu 

Please be sure the file name for your application and CV includes your last name, first name, and the position name.   For example: Smith.John.Temple.DC.App.pdf or Smith.John.Temple.DC.CV.pdf.

APPLICATION REVIEW:  Begins immediately; continues until position is filled. 

SUBMIT APPLICATION:      Send letter of application, CV, and list of 3 references to 

Search Committee Chair Chet Pancake
c/o Beth Bolton
E-mail: beth.bolton@temple.edu
 
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNTIL REQUESTED. Prepare to send the following additional materials if requested at a later date:

  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead) directly from the referee
  • Samples of course syllabi
  • A statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy.
  • A portfolio of teaching evaluations (student evaluations, peer reviews, video recordings of teaching, etc.) 

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The Film & Media Arts Department is an internationally recognized program in documentary, independent narrative, and experimental forms. The program encourages a cross-disciplinary mix of theory and practice including hybrid and digital arts production, and a history of producing socially conscious filmmakers.  The Department offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA and PhD degrees. Film & Media Arts is a member of Temple’s Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts, which includes the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts and the Boyer College of Music and Dance. It is located on the University’s main campus in the culturally rich and diverse city of Philadelphia. For more information about the department, consult the website https://tfma.temple.edu/fma.  

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  
WOMEN AND MINORITY CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

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NOTICE OF FACULTY VACANCY

POSITION:  Full-time appointment in Film and Media Arts

RANK/SALARY:  Assistant Professor, Tenure-track appointment in Film and Media Arts. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

QUALIFICATIONS:  The Department of Film and Media Arts seeks a visionary educator for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach Post-Production courses for narrative and documentary filmmaking and lead the Post-Production BA Concentration.  Secondary areas of interest include sound-design and post-production for immersive environments, CGI, compositing, and/or animation. The selected candidate will oversee the continued development, facilitation, and implementation of a rigorous, innovative post-production curriculum in the areas of film and media arts.  The new faculty member will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels and will lead the department's BA concentration in post-production which incorporates elements of both lecture and lab instruction and serves the department’s commitment to a curriculum that integrates theory and practice.  The new faculty member will also teach and mentor students in areas of post-production in the MFA program in Film and Media Arts and in the MA Program in mediaXarts: Cinema For New Technologies And Environments. 

The outstanding candidate will have the following qualifications:

  1. An MFA degree or exceptional industry equivalent experience and a strong portfolio of own work as well as the work of others.  
  2. Three years of successful university teaching beyond the graduate experience.
  3. Professional experience in the field and a record of building bridges between the academy and the industry.
  4. Outstanding technology experience with post-production hardware and software plus excellent, secondary experience in one or more of: sound design, VR/AR, post for CGI, compositing, animation.
  5. Understanding and application of the aesthetics of film and media arts as it applies to post-production and other computer-based art forms as well as historic forms.  

The department encourages applications by women and minority candidates.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teach undergraduate graduate courses; advise and mentor students; maintain a visible profile of research and/or creative activity; engage in appropriate service to the department, the university, and the profession; demonstrate a commitment to community engagement with Philadelphia cultural institutions; and facilitate outreach with area industry and independent media professionals.

APPOINTMENT DATE:  Fall 2022                    

APPLICATION REVIEW:  Begins immediately; continues until position is filled.  Applications should include (1) a letter of interest, (2) a current curriculum vitae. 

SUBMIT APPLICATION:  Send letter of application and CV to

Search Committee Chair Leanne Erickson
c/o Beth Bolton
E-mail: beth.bolton@temple.edu

Please be sure the file name for your application and CV begins with your last name and includes the position name.   For example: Smith.Temple.FMAPP.App.pdf or Smith.Temple.FMAPP.CV.pdf.
 
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNTIL REQUESTED. Prepare to send the following additional materials if requested at a later date:

  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead) directly from the referee
  • 3 additional names of references with phone numbers and email addresses
  • Samples of course syllabi
  • A statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy.
  • A portfolio of creative work and scholarly work samples (if appropriate) 

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption.

The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts is part of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts at Temple University and is located on the University’s Main Campus in the culturally rich and diverse city of Philadelphia. As an urban university, Temple draws on the vitality of its location as well as the City’s historic cultural institutions, including the Philadelphia Film Society, the Philadelphia Film Office, the Scribe Video Center, slought, Vox Populi and other independent galleries, the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The Center is part of a thriving arts community that provides myriad opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among students, faculty and cultural partners. Film and Media Arts offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD degree programs. The Film and Media Arts Department offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD degrees and is served by 20 full-time faculty. For more information about the department, consult the web site at www.temple.edu/fma.  

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  
WOMEN AND MINORITY CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

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NOTICE OF FACULTY VACANCY

POSITION: Full-time senior appointment in Film and Media Arts – Department Chair

RANK/SALARY: Associate or Full Professor, Tenured or tenure-track appointment in Film and Media Arts.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BACKGROUND: Temple’s Film and Media Arts Department, a leader in documentary, independent narrative, and media arts, is acknowledged as a "nationally and internationally recognized program with a distinct identity of independent filmmaking and a history of producing socially conscious filmmakers."  The department offers a cross-disciplinary mix of theory and practice including hybrid and digital arts production, as well as an innovative MFA/PhD program. The successful candidate must be dedicated to the department’s vision, to integrating its range of media and scholarly approaches, and should fulfil one of the department’s hiring priorities in Cinema and Media Studies, Cinematography, Documentary and/or Narrative Film Direction, Post/Sound, Screenwriting, or VR/AR or Animation.

Film and Media Arts is especially interested in candidates who will actively contribute to, and have a demonstrated track record in, the pursuit of racial diversity, equity, and inclusion, including a diversity of viewpoints, cultural backgrounds, and experiences. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve as Associate Professor or Professor of Film and Media Arts and department chair, which include duties such as review of and mentoring of faculty for promotion and tenure, class scheduling, faculty assignments, mentoring new faculty, and oversight of budgets; teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Film and Media Arts related to the candidate’s expertise; cultivate and maintain relationships with professional associations and area schools/teachers to facilitate visibility and recruitment; maintain visible profile and active program of scholarly and/or creative activity; engage in appropriate service to the College, the University, and the profession.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA, PhD, or equivalent professional experience required. Administrative experience at the college/university level and/or successful professional experience in the industry will be considered.  Outstanding scholarly or artistic accomplishments, particularly in areas of diversity and social justice, as well as a vision for leadership that centers on collaboration, innovation, principles of ADEI, and a commitment to the department’s mission.  Established reputation as a film maker and/or film scholar, administrator and/or industry leader, and teacher with a consistent record of creativity and/or scholarship required. In addition to serving as chair, the successful candidate would teach in areas of his/her/their specialization.  The department strongly encourages applications by women and minority candidates.

APPOINTMENT DATE: As early as July 1, 2022

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Begins immediately and continues until position is filled. 

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: E-mail a letter of application and a current Curriculum Vitae to 

FMA Search Committee Chair
c/o: Beth Bolton
Email: bbolton@temple.edu

Please be sure the file name for your application and CV begins with your last name and includes the position name.   For example: Smith.Temple.FMA.App.pdf or Smith.Temple. FMA.CV.pdf.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNTIL REQUESTED. 
Prepare to send the following additional materials if requested at a later date:

  • 5 confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead) directly from the referee
  • 3 additional names of references with phone numbers and email addresses 
  • Examples of published work or links to online media productions
  • Samples of course syllabi

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption.

The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts is part of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts at Temple University and is located on the University’s Main Campus in the culturally rich and diverse city of Philadelphia. As an urban university, Temple draws on the vitality of its location as well as the City’s historic cultural institutions, including the Philadelphia Film Society, the Philadelphia Film Office, the Scribe Video Center, slought, Vox Populi and other independent galleries, the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The Center is part of a thriving arts community that provides myriad opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among students, faculty and cultural partners. Film and Media Arts offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD degree programs.  Fall 2021 Film and Media Arts enrollment includes 579 undergraduate and 38 graduate students. The Film and Media Arts Department offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD degrees and is served by 20 full-time faculty. 

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. 
WOMEN AND BIPOC CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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