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The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts is accepting applications for the following positions. 

More information about opportunities at Temple University can be found at careers.temple.edu

Tenure Track Faculty: Theater, Acting & Directing

POSITION:  Full time, nine-month, tenure track appointment in Theater, Acting/Directing.

RANK/SALARY: Assistant or Associate Professor appointment in Theater. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The department seeks an accomplished Master Teacher to teach Acting/Directing and mentor students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Courses at the graduate level may include scene study in American Realism, Chekhov, and/or Shakespeare, classical styles and directing practicum. Undergraduate courses may include advanced acting in a Stanislavsky-based training system, and directing. Candidate will Direct Productions as part of the department season and will collegially contribute to department life.

QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated interest and commitment to teaching, MFA Degree in Theater, substantial professional experience as an actor and director. Advanced professional training in an acting craft area or specialty is preferred. Knowledge of and practice in African-American, Latin and/or Asian-American theater is desirable. Minimum of five years of successful teaching at the university level. A successful candidate will be versed in a variety of styles, with the ability to teach pre-professional candidates.

APPOINTMENT DATE: July 1, 2018

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Begins September 25, 2017 and continues until position is filled. Email a letter of application and current Curriculum Vitae to palmore@temple.edu.

Submit Application To:

Fred Duer, Search Committee Chair
c/o Mrs. Florence Brown-Palmore
Temple University-Rock Hall 103
1715 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-8097; FAX 215-204-4060
 

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNTIL REQUESTED.

Prepare to send the following additional materials if requested at a later date:

  • 3-5 confidential letters of recommendation directly from the referee
  • 3 additional names of references with phone numbers and email addresses
  • Course syllabi
  • Examples of published scholarly work or links to online performances

The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts is part of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, located in close proximity to the City’s historic cultural institutions, including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Walnut Street Theater, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Theatre Company and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts is part of a thriving arts community that provides myriad opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among students, faculty, and cultural partners. The Center is located on the University’s main campus in the culturally rich and diverse city of Philadelphia. Fall 2016 Theater enrollment included 280 students-260 undergraduate and 20 graduate students in Acting, Design, Directing and Playwriting. The Theater department is served by 17 full-time faculty and 15 affiliate faculty. The Department offers BA, BFA, MA, and MFA degrees.

 

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

Tenure Track Faculty: Film and Media Arts, Film Studies

POSITION: Full-time tenure-track appointment in the department of Film and Media Arts. FMA seeks a scholar in Film Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor with a specialization in global and/or diasporic cinema. 

RANK/SALARY: Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track appointment in Film Studies. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, advise and mentor students, maintain a visible profile of research activity, and engage in appropriate service to the department, the university, and the profession.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in film studies or a related discipline with a film studies or media theory dissertation, by time of appointment.  We are seeking scholars with a record of scholarly activity and a strong research agenda in non-Western or diasporic cinema, with a possible emphasis on transnational or cross-cultural film. Desired areas of specialization include African, African diaspora (including African-American), Latin American, and Asian cinema.

Candidates should be able to teach generalist classes in film analysis, theory, and history at a range of levels, from introductory to advanced, as well as courses in areas of their specialty. Preference will be given to those who can teach across the department's curriculum in film and media arts studies.

The department strongly encourages applications by women and minority candidates.

APPOINTMENT DATE:  July 1, 2018                       

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Begins September 25, 2017 and continues until position is filled. Email a letter of application and current Curriculum Vitae to palmore@temple.edu.

Submit Application To:

Jeff Rush, Search Committee Chair
c/o Mrs. Florence Brown-Palmore
Temple University-Rock Hall 103
1715 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-8097; FAX 215-204-4060

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

  • Representative course syllabi
  • Writing sample (up to 30 pages) or examples of published scholarly work.
  • Confidential letters of recommendation directly from the referee. The referee will send the letter to Mrs. Palmore at the address noted above. Applicants applying at the Associate or advanced Assistant Professor level (at least four years experience at a tenure-track position) will need five (5) letters; other applicants will need three (3) letters.

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. 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.

Fall 2017 enrollment in Film and Media Arts is 600 students—560 undergraduate and 40 graduate students—served by 21 full-time and numerous affiliate faculty. The Department offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA and PhD  degrees. The Department offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD degrees.  For more information about the department, consult the web site at http://tfma.temple.edu/fma.

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. 

WOMEN AND MINORITY CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Tenure Track Faculty: Film and Media Arts, Screenwriting or Screenwriting/Directing

POSITION: Full-time tenure-track faculty 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:  Film & Media Arts seeks a screenwriter or screenwriter/director to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

The ideal candidate will have professional screenwriting credits for produced narrative films and/or television, as well as prior teaching experience. Experience in writing for documentary films and other media is also desirable, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the theory, as well as the craft, of writing for the screen. Teaching duties will range from introductory to advanced screenwriting and television serial writing courses. Screenwriters who have experience directing will also teach directing and script to screen courses. The successful candidate will advise undergraduates and graduate students on their thesis screenplays and productions. An MFA or equivalent professional experience is required; recognition in the form of grants or awards is desirable.  The Department strongly encourages applications by women and minority candidates.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise and mentor students; maintain a visible profile of research and/or creative activity; and engage in appropriate service to the department, the university, and the profession.

APPOINTMENT DATE: July 1, 2018

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS:   Begins September 25, 2017 and continues until position is filled. Please e-mail (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers and email address of 3 references to palmore@temple.edu.

Submit Application To:

Search Committee Chair
c/o Mrs. Florence Brown-Palmore
Temple University-Rock Hall 103
1715 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-8097; FAX 215-204-4060

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 directly from the reference
  • representative course syllabi,
  • sa statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy
  • screenwriting examples and a DVD sample of work made from screenplays

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. 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 web site at www.temple.edu/fma. Fall 2017 enrollment in Film and Media Arts is 600 students—560 undergraduate and 40 graduate students—served by 21 full-time and numerous affiliate faculty.  The Department offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA and PhD  degrees.

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

 

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