Instructional Faculty - Live Action, Production - Tenure Track
Rochester Institute of Technology
September 6, 2018
Rochester, New York
Instructional Faculty - Live Action, Production - Tenure Track 4063BR College of Art and Design CAD Film and Animation
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track Faculty Discipline: Live Action, Production Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 14-Aug-2019
Department/College Description THE DEPARTMENT: The internationally-recognized School of Film and Animation (SOFA) offers BFA and MFA degrees in film production with emphasis in either animation or live action and a BS degree in Motion Picture Science. SOFA provides a creative community where students have the opportunity to discover their unique talents and expressive potential, while at the same time developing the skills needed to fulfill any creative or technical role in the film and animation industry. SOFA enrollment is typically 275 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, https://.rit.edu/artdesign/film-animation.
THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design offers a portfolio of distinctive and internationally-acclaimed programs of study. From centuries-old methods of producing fine art to the latest in digital media and imaging technology, the six schools in the College of Art and Design provide a comprehensive selection of majors related to visual communication, artistic expression, and imaging. The College of Art and Design has an enrollment of over 1,700 undergraduate students and 280 graduate students.
Detailed Job Description
The School of Film and Animation (SOFA) is inviting applications for a Tenure-Track faculty position in Live Action Production. We seek applicants to teach courses in film production with expertise in at least one of the following areas: directing and acting, screen writing, creative producer. The courses focus on a variety of skills and concepts in the production of narrative, documentary, and experimental work. Courses will involve teaching undergraduate and graduate students the aesthetics and techniques of making films. The candidate should demonstrate a sound knowledge of filmmaking processes, current and emerging technologies, and an understanding of film history. The successful applicant is committed to teaching production and is capable of inspiring a critical and inventive environment in the classroom. The applicant is also an actively engaged filmmaker.
The successful candidate will contribute to the development of SOFA's undergraduate and graduate curricula. It is expected that the candidate will be engaged in scholarly activities/research within the arts, design, and media disciplines. Candidates should possess a strong background in production with a presence in international festivals and a record of exhibition. The candidate will have university-level teaching experience, including faculty mentoring of undergraduate and graduate thesis projects. Other responsibilities include university/community service.
Faculty responsibilities include:
Teaching 5-6 courses per year ranging from lower-division to upper-division and graduate level foundational, technical and production courses
Faculty advising on senior and graduate thesis films and professional mentorship
Working with animation and film production faculty on program and curricular development
Maintaining a high level of expertise in current technologies, trends, methodologies, and software developments in the professional community, as they relate to the current curriculum
Engaging in scholarly activities/research within the arts, design, and media disciplines
Advising undergraduate and graduate students on SOFA program coursework and activities
?Participating in university and departmental service and community outreach
Required Minimum Qualifications
MFA in film production or appropriate terminal degree in a related discipline.
Professional experience in filmmaking
Artistic achievement in filmmaking
Teaching experience at the college level
Expertise in at least one of the following areas: directing and acting, film business or producing, editing
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the Colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level MFA
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Portfolio of Work, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Video samples (provide links to websites or YouTube)
How To Apply
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. keyword search: 4063BR. Please submit: a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; your current curriculum vitae and upload the following attachments:
An online portfolio link that demonstrates a significant body of work and field of expertise
The names and contact information of three professional references
The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/ Additional Details The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.
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