We are seeking candidates with the experience and vision to merge the art and craft of cinematic storytelling with the strengths of the first degree-granting theater conservatory in the country.
While film and television is not a degree-granting major in the School of Drama, work for camera is integral to every discipline we teach. We are looking for a faculty member who will contribute expertise to the world-class education we are striving to provide and help further our students connection to best practices in the entertainment industry.
In this role, you will:
Organize and lead a visionary, interdisciplinary curriculum.
Teach and mentor students in every discipline taught, including the BFA and MFA acting, directing, dramatic writing, dramaturgy, design, and production technology programs.
Anchor a team of interdisciplinary instructors at the top of their fields.
Cultivate a film and television practicum in a collaborative, instructive environment.
You have an established reputation in the film and television industry.
You have prior leadership and teaching experience in an academic or production context.
You hold an MFA degree OR have commensurate professional experience.
You have proven skill at leading teams in the creation of camera-based production both in front of and behind the lens.
You have experience with a broad range of film and television genres and a working knowledge of myriad producing and creative disciplines.
You have experience with new technologies such as performance capture, digital media, special effects, 3D, VR or others.
The position is based in Pittsburgh and requires strong and present advisement of students in classwork and production.
We are committed to diversity, inclusion and innovation, inviting artistic collaboration between faculty, staff and students, our University, and the theatrical community at large.
Are you passionate about training the award-winning talent of tomorrow? To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and a document listing three references with contact information by November 15, 2017. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Anne Mundell at email@example.com.
Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama produces innovators, practitioners and industry leaders in the arts and entertainment professions who indelibly impact how people experience the world at large.
We are the oldest conservatory training, and the first degree-granting drama institution, in the United States of America. Founded in 1914, the school combines established practice with innovation, pedagogical and technological advancement across all disciplines. School of Drama graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse arts practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity. The school’s conservatory program within the university is one that prepares students intellectually, artistically and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on stage, in film, television, or within the rapidly growing realm of new media.
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.