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Non-Tenure Track Faculty-Film Production (Documentary Filmmaker)
Rochester Institute of Technology

Date Posted Nov. 20, 2023
Title Non-Tenure Track Faculty-Film Production (Documentary Filmmaker)
University Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY, United States
Department School of Film and Animation
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Film/Video

Non-Tenure Track Faculty-Film Production (Documentary Filmmaker)
College of Art and Design
CAD Film and Animation

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer
Faculty Discipline: Production
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 14-Aug-2024

Detailed Job Description
The School of Film and Animation (SOFA) in the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology is accepting applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer position in film production to teach undergraduate courses. The successful applicant will have expertise in all aspects of foundational film production, beginner and intermediate documentary production, plus at least two of the following: documentary film studies, business and careers in film, producing, and editing.

In SOFA's BFA in Film and Animation, faculty contribute a range of professional interests and expertise in a studio setting. Join a vibrant faculty team engaged in filmmaking and film study across the spectrum. Individuals with university teaching experience in film production are encouraged to apply. Experience teaching film studies is a plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching in foundational, technical, and production courses
  • Career advising and mentoring students
  • Working with the School of Film and Animation faculty on program and curricular development
  • Maintaining a high level of expertise in current technologies, trends, methodologies, and software developments in the professional community, as they relate to the current curriculum
  • Participating in college and school service

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity, and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Department/College Description
THE SCHOOL: The internationally recognized School of Film and Animation (SOFA) offers BFA and MFA degrees in film production with emphasis in either Animation or Live-Action, as well as a BS degree in Motion Picture Science. Students work with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including the recent addition, MAGIC Spell Studios, with its 7,000 square foot stage, sound mixing theatre, digital color correction suite, and 4K laser projection Atmos theatre. SOFA provides a creative community where students have the opportunity to discover their unique talents and expressive potential, while at the same time developing the skills needed to fulfill any creative or technical role in the film and animation industry.

SOFA enrollment is 380+ undergraduate and 50 graduate students. Within six months of graduating, 85% of our undergraduate students were fully employed or within a graduate program,

THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design is the university's creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect in our 200,000+ sq. ft. facility. We are a dynamic and professional arts and design community comprised of nearly 2,000 students (UG and Grad), 140 full-time faculty, 60 creative staff, and a number of professional part-time faculty, all of whom contribute to our Colleges ecosystem. The Colleges four schools offer programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Photographic Sciences. The range of innovative programs offers students a panoramic perspective from creating fine art using centuries-old methods to pushing the boundaries of digital creativity. The College of Art and Design also takes full advantage of RITs opportunities in technology, STEM, engineering, sustainability, and entrepreneurism programs, as well as our global campuses,

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • MFA degree or equivalent terminal degree. In certain circumstances, candidates with a bachelor degree and skill qualifications, and exceptional professional and creative experience in a production-related field will be considered.
  • Artistic achievement in documentary filmmaking
  • Capacity to teach basic film production, and beginner and intermediate documentary production
  • Expertise in at least two of the following areas: documentary film studies, business and careers in film, producing, and editing
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the Colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Portfolio of Work, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 8404BR.

Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

  • A brief teaching philosophy
  • The names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers for three references
  • A Contribution to Diversity Statement that addresses any ways in which you approach diversity in your teaching process, and incorporate elements of diversity into the community and your personal work
  • A portfolio with links to your work, limited to 20 minutes

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 15, 2024. Review of applications will begin as soon as they are posted and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

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Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.

Hourly/Salary Minimum: 55000
Hourly/Salary Maximum:65000

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