The School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor of Film/Media Production beginning fall 2020. We seek a filmmaker with established professional credits as a director, writer, or producer for cinema, television, or new media. The ideal candidate will seek to be a part of the ASU community that is identified "not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed" as framed in our charter and have a record of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their work. Our new colleague will teach courses in filmmaking practices, directing, and media production for our undergraduate degree programs, as well as connect their teaching and professional creative work with partners across the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and the Arizona State University community.
The Assistant Professor of Film/Media Production will teach various courses related to contemporary filmmaking practices. These courses may include: Directing I and II, Principles of Filmmaking, Short Film Production, Senior Project/Capstone, and any areas of specialty (e.g., documentary, commercial, industrial, educational, or independent media). This new faculty member will also work collaboratively with faculty across the School of Film, Dance and Theatre to impact the breadth and depth of new course offerings as we expand the film program’s curriculum and faculty over the next several years. The Assistant Professor of Film/Media Production should expect to teach a two to three course load per semester; supervise and mentor student projects across the School of Film, Dance and Theatre; maintain an active professional creative profile; and contribute appropriate service and participate in faculty governance. The candidate’s body of work and teaching experiences should demonstrate the following: an active commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; the ability to facilitate creative and professional opportunities for students from diverse populations; a record of exploring innovative media making and digital storytelling in traditional and emerging formats; the ability to create innovative course content and collaborate on the design of digital and hybrid learning.