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Assistant or Associate Professor of Cinema Production

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Cinema Production
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170219
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The School of Performing Arts (http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Cinema Production with experience in narrative filmmaking, interactive, immersive, transmedia, VR and/or 360-degree formats. The successful candidate will apply a range of emerging tools and platforms for storytelling and production and will display an eagerness to explore emerging technologies. Rank will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be expected to advise and participate in the creation of new courses, mentor/supervise student projects, participate in interdisciplinary curriculum instruction and development, and contribute to Virginia Tech’s Creativity and Innovation Strategic Growth Area, which melds the exploration of innovative technologies with the design of creative experiences (https://www.provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/sga-overview.html). The expected teaching load is 2/2. Virginia Tech values research excellence, and the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a distinguished record of professional creative work beyond the university.

The cinema program in the School of Performing Arts integrates cinema production with the historical, aesthetic, and stylistic study of cinema. The successful candidate must have the ability to recruit, develop, and nurture student interest and be open to exploring collaborative endeavors with other School of Performing Arts faculty.

The School of Performing Arts is one of several programs at the university level supporting creative practice and interdisciplinary work in the arts. The School of Performing Arts includes academic programs in cinema, dance, music, and theatre and produces an extensive season of events in these fields. The School of Visual Arts (SOVA) includes academic programs in fine art, creative technology, art history, and visual communication design. Operating at the nexus of art, design, engineering, and science, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) is one of seven research institutes at Virginia Tech. The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech presents performing and visual arts programs that serve the campus, students, and the broader community.

Required Qualifications:

• An MFA or PhD in cinema, moving image media, or a related field
• Record of research/creative work commensurate with Assistant or Associate rank
• Evidence of ability to integrate current and emerging moving image technologies in creative practice
• Record of successful teaching at the university level
• Ability to integrate multicultural perspectives into the curriculum and pedagogy

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated experience in teaching, research or creative work in ways that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on digital and emerging technologies in the arts
• Record of leadership of successful program development
• Significant academic/professional experience
• Interest and experience in mentoring undergraduate students in creative and research activities
• Ability to work collaboratively with faculty across disciplinary boundaries

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How to Apply for this Job:

Candidates must apply online at https://listings.job.vt.edu/ (posting # TR0170219) and provide a letter of application, CV, links to between 3-5 examples of creative works, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, a one page statement describing the applicant’s interest in and/or experience working with diverse groups and underrepresented populations, links to three-five samples of creative work, and contact information for four references.

The Department of Theatre and Cinema, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from diverse backgrounds. More information can be found at http://www.performingarts.vt.edu.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law (http://www.vt.edu/about/equal-opportunity.html). For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: commensurate with experience
Department: School of Performing Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 12/12/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/16/2018
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/82290

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. List of References
  5. Other Doc #2
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
  2. Portfolio