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Faculty, Tenure Track, Digital Cinema Production (Film and Television)
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Nov. 4, 2019
Title Faculty, Tenure Track, Digital Cinema Production (Film and Television)
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Application Deadline 1/31/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Digital Media
    Television/Media Studies

Faculty, Tenure Track, Digital Cinema Production (Film and Television)

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


UVU is seeking two Tenure Track - Assistant Professors in Cinema Production (Film and Television) to educate and prepare our students to be the best they can be.

Primary responsibility will be to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: writing for screen-based media (e.g., Frank Daniel methodology), motion picture/television directing, post-production (including Avid/Premiere, visual effects and color correction), production, and documentary. Mentoring students in a variety of capacities is required. A secondary responsibility includes service on committees to advance the program, department, college and university - including, but not limited to, serving a rotating term as Program Coordinator. Occasional travel to support and supervise student projects is required.

UVU's BS and AAS degrees in Digital Cinema Production train students in the development, production and post-production process of filmed media content for a variety of platforms. Using a hands-on, practical approach, students learn the tools, equipment, technologies, software, and protocols that are used on film and television sets and post-production facilities, large and small, throughout the world. The curriculum focuses on creating character-driven stories and how to use emerging digital technologies to enhance storytelling. Advanced students can choose to focus their study on different skill-sets within the Digital Cinema Production process including, but not limited to, Directing for Digital Cinema, Writing for Digital Cinema, Cinematography, Production, Post-Production, Documentary, and Sports Broadcasting.

The campus is located in Orem, Utah, forty minutes from Salt Lake City and fifty minutes from Park City.

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Required Qualifications:

Graduation from a regionally accredited university with an MFA in Film Production or closely related field or graduation from a regionally accredited university with a PhD related to the field. Requires a minimum seven years professional film production experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to work at the intersection of technology and the creative arts
Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and administrators from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and initiative in solving problems
Ability to work effectively with professionals in the film industry
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Ability to lead and mentor student groups to create projects of advanced, professional quality

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum seven years of active and consistent professional credits in the motion picture industry on projects that have exhibited at major film festivals or that have been distributed widely.
A body of personal work that has received noted critical attention, has been screened at major film festivals, broadcast on television or streaming platforms, and/or has been distributed widely
Evidence of a likely continuation of personal creative work within the digital cinema industry
University level teaching and course design experience

Physical Requirements:

Ability to teach in a classroom, listen continuously.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC55918

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Open Date: 10/31/2019

Review Start Date: 12/01/2019

Close Date: 1/31/2020

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please list a minimum of three business references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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