General Statement of Duties: Full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor in Film & Video production. Teach introductory and upper-level Film & Video production courses related to film/television writing and directing, as well as courses in visual literacy and film history, with an ability to teach according to industry standards as appropriate. The successful candidate should bring an active and visible record as a practicing professional artist and a fresh pedagogical perspective while providing students with a solid foundation in the skills required to seek professional work in the field. Terminal degree in Film/Video production or related fields with teaching experience required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching workload (24 semester hours of credit of instruction per school year), and preparation for classroom instruction.
Teach courses in film and video production; such as Pre-Production, Directing, Film/Television Writing, Film History, Visual Literacy as well as a range of courses based on one’s skillset.
Provide student assistance including academic advising.
Participate in curriculum review and development, program reviews and student outcomes assessment and departmental and college-wide committees.
Attend university functions, including commencement, convocation, and faculty, committee and department meetings.
Participate in scheduled orientation and registration programs.
Engage in continuing scholarship and professional activities, which may include contribution to the content of the discipline, participation in or contribution to professional organizations and societies, public service and contributions to the professional growth and development of the university community.
Opportunities to teach summer, winter term, online, and undergraduate and graduate evening courses.
Terminal degree in Film/Video production or related fields with teaching experience required.
Ability to teach introductory and upper-level Film/Video production courses as well as film history courses and visual literacy, with an ability to teach according industry standards as appropriate.
The successful candidate should bring an active and visible record as a practicing professional artist and a fresh pedagogical perspective while providing students with a solid foundation in the skills required to seek professional work in the field.
Ability to integrate appropriate technology and software in teaching. Candidates with experience using Avid Media Composer, Final Draft, Adobe Creative Cloud and EP Movie Magic are strongly preferred.
Commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrated teaching experience appropriate to the level of appointment, and evidence of scholarly/creative activity.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.
Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI) as well as a completed background check satisfactory to the university.
Experience serving, and/or research related to diverse, multi-cultural populations is preferred.
Ability to perform all duties with or without reasonable accommodations.
About Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students.
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