Assistant Professor of Film Production

Montana State University

United States

February 5, 2022

Description

Position Details Announcement Number FAC - VA - 22050

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Shelley Fleming 406-994-6224 rochelle.fleming@montana.edu

Classification Title Working Title Assistant Professor of Film Production Brief Position Overview

The School of Film & Photography at Montana State University-Bozeman invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor of Film beginning August 2022. We seek a colleague with the knowledge to teach cinematography plus additional courses in the School's undergraduate and graduate film curricula that combine creative and professional approaches to filmmaking. The proposed tenure-track faculty position will be a key contributor in our film undergraduate program and our thriving, unique, award- winning M.F.A. in Science & Natural History Filmmaking.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Position Number 4A1346 Department School of Film and Photography Division College of Arts & Architecture Appointment Type Faculty Contract Term Academic Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining FTE 1.0 Benefits Eligible Eligible Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications Contract Type MUS If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

The School of Film & Photography at Montana State University-Bozeman invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor of Film beginning August 2022. We aim to find a colleague whose teaching and professional and or creative work will contribute to the film program as part of a unique School that combines film, photography and graduate study of Science and Natural History filmmaking.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. In addition, M.S.U. recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities

Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate teaching effectiveness and

participate in program development and assessment; maintain a discipline of relevant research and creative activity; advise students; contribute to recruitment, retention, and outreach activities; and serve on School, College, and University committees. We seek to attract applicants who aspire to teach in a diverse University community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from a range of backgrounds succeed.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • M.F.A. or another terminal degree in film or media production.
  • Evidence of successful college-level teaching, including as a teaching assistant.
  • Ability to teach a range of fiction/non-fiction production courses in the undergraduate program and our unique graduate curriculum in Science and Natural History Filmmaking.
  • Interest and ability to teach cinematography at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Demonstration of a relevant, ongoing professional or creative research agenda.
  • A record of publicly exhibiting creative work at the national or international level.
  • Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

    Owing to the breadth and integration of our programs, candidates who demonstrate experience, education, knowledge & additional interest, and expertise in one or more of the following areas will be given preference:

  • Ability to teach additional courses in in one or more areas including directing, lighting, editing, sound, producing and other topics of interest.
  • Non-fiction film production, installation, or multi-media experience that has the potential to relate to science or natural history filmmaking.
  • The Successful Candidate Will

  • Be able to work closely with other faculty in a collegiate environment and contribute to the academic mission of the school.
  • Have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual diversity to the department.
  • Dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University's initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness.
  • Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

    This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Physical Demands

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    The Program

    The School of Film and Photography (SFP) offers B.A. programs in film and photography options, a B.F.A. in integrated Lens-Based Media, and an M.F.A. program in Science and Natural History Filmmaking.

    The Department

    The School of Film and Photography (SFP) is part of the College of Arts and Architecture, including the School of Architecture, School of Art, and the School of Music. SFP represents faculty and students engaged in creating and analyzing film, video, photography, and theater. The School serves 225 film & video production majors with a unique curriculum that combines film and video production with theater and critical studies; 100 photography majors with a curriculum that includes traditional, digital, and alternative processes; 30 B.F.A. students in our Integrated Lens-Based Media major representing a fusion of our film and photography curriculums, and 35 M.F.A. candidates in a documentary film and video production program that emphasizes science and natural history filmmaking. Faculty research interests span various creative disciplines: narrative, documentary, and experimental film production; digital, analog, and alternative process photography; film studies and critical theory; and theater production.

    The College

    The College of Arts and Architecture is home to distinctive academic programs housed in the Schools of Art, Architecture, Music, and Film & Photography. Students enjoy close mentoring relationships with faculty through a curriculum that is rich in-studio and lab-based pedagogy. The College offers international and cultural travel opportunities for students in all majors and encourages internship experiences for many of its programs. The College hosts the only accredited Architecture program in Montana and supports a unique, world-class graduate film program in Science and Natural History Filmmaking. Graduates from the College enjoy successful careers in art, design, media and film production, photography, architecture, education, and music as well as apply the discipline, creative problem solving skills and work ethic embedded in their programs to any career. The College is home to the internationally recognized Montana Shakespeare in the Parks theater company and supports the Black Box Theatre and innovation and design spaces such as the Design Sandbox for Engaged Learning and the Community Design Center. For more information about the College of Arts and Architecture, go to: https: // www. montana.edu/caa

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be:

    Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position is filled.

    Special Instructions

  • Cover Letter, not to exceed two pages, addressing the required and preferred qualifications and the candidate's approach to teaching.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Provide links to three to five film/video work samples.
  • Sample syllabus for entry-level introductory film production course.
  • Sample syllabus for an upper-division cinematography course.
  • Diversity Statement

    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

    Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

    Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

    In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

    MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https:// www. montana.edu/hr/affirmativeactionplan.html .

    FLSA Details FLSA Status Exempt Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other - Please see Special Instructions Summary
  • Cover Letter addressing each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications
  • Sample Syllabus
  • Sample Syllabus #2
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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