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The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts (Music | Theatre | Cinema) invites applicants for a Cinema Production faculty position at the rank of Instructor. This appointment begins August 10, 2017, and is for one academic year, with the possibility of renewal.
RESPONSIBILITIES Teach fiction and documentary cinema production courses, from introductory to advanced levels; and mentor and advise students on independent film projects (for a load of 4/4)
Supervise TAs responsible for equipment management, classroom and project assistance
Advise and supervise undergraduate assistants in organizing our annual student film festival, giving tours, and recording performances
Make recommendations for annual cinema equipment purchases
Required Qualifications: MFA in Film Production or equivalent relevant MA or MFA degree; PhD with sufficient production courses and experience, including ABDs, will also be considered.
Extensive experience with film production tools including digital cameras, microphones, sound recorders, and editing software
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, as evidenced by student evaluations and/or references
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment with artists and professionals across multiple creative disciplines
Preferred Qualifications: Clear interest in helping develop Virginia Tech’s growing Cinema program
Demonstrated ability to teach both larger introductory classes and smaller advanced courses
Sincere appreciation for film studies (of equivalent value with production in our school)
Ability to support students working on ambitious projects through independent study
Demonstrated commitment to applicant’s own creative work
Experience or interest in independent filmmaking
Commitment to making classes fun while actively challenging students to create work of significant thematic content
Ability to thrive in a rural setting
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 05/29/2017