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Job ID: 179300

Lecturer (Continuing)
University of North Texas

Date Posted Feb. 18, 2022
Title Lecturer (Continuing)
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-Media Arts-122600
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Television/Media Studies

With more than 1300 undergraduate students, the Department of Media Arts is one of the largest and most active programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The department has two undergraduate degrees, a B.A. in Media Arts and a B.A. in Converged Broadcast Media. At the graduate level, the department offers an M.A. in Critical-Cultural and Industry Studies and an MFA in Documentary Production and Studies.

In a rapidly evolving marketplace, the Department of Media Arts prepares students with a wide range of knowledge and skills for careers in traditional media (broadcasting, film production, editing, on-air talent, audience research, media management) and emerging media (writing and producing for social media and digital media platforms). Media Arts students have the opportunity to work for our local television news station, ntTV, or the radio station, KNTU. Students can also join one of seven student-run organizations focused on peer mentorship and film production opportunities.

The department’s diverse faculty include top research scholars and media practitioners with many years of experience. Faculty frequently publish monographs, anthologies, textbooks, and articles in top-tier journals and present research at top-ranked national and international conferences. Our creative faculty have produced multiple award-winning narrative films and documentaries that are screened in local, national, and international festivals and platforms. Students also gain expert knowledge from faculty who have years of professional experience working in the media industry.

UNT is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary
The Media Arts Department at the University of North Texas invites applications for a Lecturer position in the area of screenwriting and narrative design/studies. The successful candidate will be expected to help advance Department of Media Arts undergraduate programs through teaching four courses per semester and providing departmental service and experiential learning opportunities for our students.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to situating questions surrounding media production and media-making within their historical, theoretical, and critical contexts; and consider the impact of platforms, media cultures, cultural identities, and sociopolitical and economic formations on the production and circulation of media. Particular attention will be paid to applicants whose teaching engages a range of media forms including film, television, interactive and immersive media, and other emerging media, and who will thus be prepared to support students across the breadth of our programs in filmmaking and media arts production and studies.

Minimum Qualifications
MFA or PhD in an area associated with scripted, unscripted, and interactive media writing and/or narrative studies by time of appointment. In exceptional circumstances, significant professional credits in film/media writing will be considered.
Evidence of a proven record of teaching success in a college/university setting.
Ability to work effectively with an ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse campus community.
Experience or interest in teaching an inclusive film and TV canon, not only reflecting a wide range of content and styles, but also representing work produced, directed, written, and acted by artists that include LGBTQ+, women, people of color, and people with disabilities.

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