The Department of Theatre & Film at The University of Mississippi invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Film Production beginning August 20, 2020. An MFA, or other terminal degree, at the time of hire along with a strong record in the professional industry is required for this full time, tenure track, nine-month position. Responsibilities include collaborating with faculty and staff in the film production area in the supervision of a film production program at a Research I University; teaching undergraduate film production courses within our film production curriculum at both the lower and upper division; maintaining and growing a strong record of professional creative work outside the department; and performing service appropriate to the position including recruitment and participation in shared governance. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring students in the program both academically as well as with career preparation. The department currently enrolls 120 majors with 20 full time faculty and offers a BA in Theatre Arts and BFA in Theatre Arts emphases in Acting for Stage & Screen, Design & Theatre Production, and Film Production. The University of Mississippi, which has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for eleven consecutive years as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, is located in Oxford, MS, ranked as one of the "Top 10 Best College Towns".
Applicants should complete the University’s online application form at https://careers.olemiss.edu/ AND submit a cover letter, an updated Curriculum Vitae, a link to an online portfolio, and a list of five references that the committee may contact. Additionally, candidates are asked to submit a teaching philosophy as well as a statement on your commitment to diversity and inclusion. More information about the department can be found at theatreandfilm.olemiss.edu.
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi is Mississippi’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state’s largest university and is ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.