Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Film/Television Directing

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  • Anywhere

Be part of the School of Film, Media & Theatre’s growing faculty at
Georgia State University, an enterprising Research I university in
Atlanta. Our next Assistant Professor in Film/Television Directing
will play a central role as the school collaborates to transform its
curriculum and pedagogy to foreground experiential, interdisciplinary,
and technologically enhanced learning furthering Georgia State’s
strategic goal of demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can
achieve academic and career success. Opportunities for support for
faculty include intramural research grants, summer funding, teaching
release time, graduate research assistants, and travel funds.
The School of Film, Media & Theatre is part of the College of the
Arts, which was established in 2016 and also includes the Ernest G.
Welch School of Art & Design, the School of Music, and the Center for
Educational Partnerships in Music. In addition to offering some of the
university’s most popular majors, the college connects faculty and
students with Atlanta’s thriving arts scene and booming film and music
The School of Film, Media & Theatre has over 1200 majors and houses a
Ph.D. program in Moving Image Studies, an M.F.A in digital filmmaking,
M.A. programs in film/media production and studies, and undergraduate
programs in film/media and acting/theatre. We are located in the heart
of the third largest media-producing capital in America. The School is
dedicated to broadening the range of voices heard in American culture
(including perspectives that are often marginalized because of race,
gender identity, age, class, rural status, ethnicity, body image,
disability, sexual orientation, military status, religion, or
political orientation) and to critically examining the functions of
mainstream visual storytelling in our culture.
Georgia State University is a national leader in using innovation to
drive student success and research growth. The university provides its
world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students significant
research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st
century’s great global cities. In 2022, U.S. News & World Report
ranked Georgia State as #2 in Most Innovative Schools, #2 in Best
Undergraduate Teaching, #5 in Learning Communities, #6 in First-Year
Experiences, and #11 in Top Performers on Social Mobility among
national universities.
Responsibilities We seek a colleague who directs film/television and
who has particular expertise in working with actors. The ideal
colleague would work closely with both undergraduate/graduate film
production students in the Film and Media program and undergraduate
students in the Acting/Theatre program.
The selected candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate
level courses in directing and acting; to maintain an active
research/creative agenda in film/television/media/theatre; to advise
and mentor graduate students; and to participate in service at the
school, college, and/or university levels. The selected candidate is
expected to contribute to the School’s efforts to broaden the
diversity of voices in directing. Of particular interest are directors
who, through their creative activity and teaching, foreground the
narratives and/or experiences of Women, Black, Latinx, Indigenous,
AAPI, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and/or Disabled communities. We are actively
seeking applicants that have a commitment to equity-forward teaching
practices and who recognize and embrace the values of inclusivity and
diversity, both in the classroom and in the field.
Essential Qualifications ●M.F.A. degree in directing or a related
field (in hand by August 1, 2022) ●An emerging record of creative
activity in film/television directing ●Ability to teach advanced and
introductory directing and acting courses at undergraduate and
graduate levels ●Ability to mentor young directors and actors
(particularly from underrepresented groups)
Preferred Qualifications ●An established record of film/television
directing invested in (but not limited to): Women, Black
American/African/Diasporic narratives, Black Feminist/Queer/Trans
narratives, Latinx, Indigenous, AAPI, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and/or Disabled
communities ●Experience in teaching advanced and introductory
directing and acting courses at undergraduate and graduate levels ●An
established record of teaching directing and acting in ways that
accentuate the contributions of Women, Black American, Black
Feminist/Queer/Trans, Latinx, Indigenous, AAPI, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+,
and/or Disabled individuals ●Ability to direct student actors in live
stage productions
Application Procedure We encourage candidates to articulate their
creative practice as a tool for artistic expression, amplifying
diverse voices, and social engagement, leading to transformative
teaching in the classroom. Submit: 1) a letter of application
addressing the essential and preferred qualifications as well as your
past and/or potential contributions to diversity/inclusion through
research/creative activity and teaching; 2) curriculum vitae; 3)
evidence (e.g., a professional reel) documenting highlights of your
creative activity; and 4) at least three letters of recommendation
(current and specific to this position).
Applicants should send their materials to Regina Anderson
(randerson23@gsu.edu). Questions about the position should be
addressed to the chair of the search committee, Ly Bolia
(lybolia@gsu.edu). To ensure consideration, please submit all
materials by March 15, 2022. Review of applications will continue
until the position is filled. Should you be recommended for a
position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender,
veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal,
state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student
body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and
individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities
in film/media production.


To apply, please visit the following URL:https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/GSU/FMT/21207?rss→

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