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2-year, Fixed-Term Faculty Position, Communication Studies, Film, New Media - Augsburg University
Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date Posted 05/10/2021
Faculty-Communications-Film And Video
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The successful candidate will typically teach a six (6) course load per academic year in beginning and advanced film production at the undergraduate level. Responsibilities may include the courses Film, Sight, and Sound (FLM 180), Film Production I (FLM 216) and II (FLM 312), Intermediate Video Production (FLM 348), Producing for Film and TV (FLM 372) as well as potential courses in communication studies (mass media), film theory, studio production, and new media.

Successful candidates will have strong technical acuity, highly developed sensibilities in narrative film processes, and the experience needed to teach essential production and post-production elements in all courses.

In addition to the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be engaged with the students and life of the Communication Studies, Film and New Media department. This engagement will consist of attending department and faculty meetings, career mentoring for film students, and assisting with the Student Film Festival.

Job Requirements:

Terminal degree in the field (MFA or PhD in film or media) required by the start date, industry experience with a record of creative production/exhibition (i.e., screenings, streaming, distribution), and demonstrated teaching experience at the university level, and competence in Adobe CC are also required.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess industry experience and demonstrate a commitment to inclusive film practice and/or scholarship focused on representation and equity. Preference will also be given to candidates who possess a demonstrated passion for expanding film programs, and the administrative skills required to participate as partners in our shared leadership model.

Additional Information:

Among the distinctive features of the University are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. Augsburg's commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised half of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.

Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and eleven graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 12:1, the University focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. Additional information may be found at http://www.augsburg.edu/hr.

Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America.

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate intercultural competence.

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