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Job ID: 121727

Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
University of Utah

Date Posted Apr. 4, 2019
Title Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
University University of Utah
Incheon, South Korea
Department Department of Film & Media Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Visiting Prof/Prof of Practice
    Assistant Professor
  • Television/Media Studies
    Digital Media

The Film & Media Arts Department within the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Film Production and Film Studies on the University of Utah’s Asia Campus in Incheon, South. Korea.

Duties: The successful applicant will teach courses from the core curriculum of the Film & Media Arts Department including Introduction to Film Production, Introduction to Film, and/or Introduction to Media Arts, History of Film until 1952, and History of Film from 1952. They will collaborate with other faculty and administration to construct cost-effective strategies for equipment acquisition and media management in an undergraduate film program serving 80+ majors and growing rapidly. Participate in service to the UAsia Global Campus and community.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a terminal degree in Film Production (e.g., MFA or PhD) or a related field. Examples of creative work in Film/Media production. Broad knowledge of film history and theory. Experience teaching at the college-level. Experience teaching the Film & Media Arts Department’s curriculum or very similar courses and curriculum preferred.

Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. All full-time employees are provided a health benefit plan. Housing is provided for University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) employees with an E-1 or a F-4 Korean Visa. Some personal and professional travel expenses are provided by the UAC.

Note: This 12-month non-tenure-track position requires relocation to South Korea. The appointment will be from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, and is renewable upon review. As a condition of employment, a successful candidate must be able to get a valid work visa for South Korea.
Location: This position is located at the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) in Incheon (Songdo area), South Korea ( Along with Ghent University, George Mason University, and Stony Brook University (SUNY), the University of Utah is one of the founding institutions of the Incheon Global Campus (IGC). All students spend three years studying at the UAC in South Korea and one year studying in Salt Lake City. All graduating students at UAC receive a University of Utah degree. Currently, the UAC offers five undergraduate majors in Communication, Psychology, Film & Media arts, Civil and Environment engineering, and Urban Ecology and two graduate programs in Public Health and Biomedical Informatics.
Applicants will submit:
1. A letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications.
2. A CV (including current email address and preferred phone number).
3. The name, title, and contact information for three current references.
4. A copy of the transcript from the institution awarding their highest degree.
5. An example of their creative work (usually a Vimeo link).
Finalists will be required to solicit three current letters of recommendation from their references and send an official transcript. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

  • The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

    The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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Contact Information

  • Merritt Mecham
    Department of Film & Media Arts
    University of Utah
    375 S 1530 E Room 270
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • 801-581-5127


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