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Assistant Professor, Live-Action Production (Tenure-Track)
Rochester Institute of Technology

Date Posted Dec. 24, 2019
Title Assistant Professor, Live-Action Production (Tenure-Track)
University Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY, United States
Department School of Film and Animation
Application Deadline 1/20/2020
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Film/Video

School of Film and Animation

Live-Action Production Instructional Faculty Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY

The College of Art and Design, and the School of Film and Animation at Rochester Institute of Technology are inviting applications for an Assistant Professor, Live-Action Production Instructional Faculty (Tenure-Track).

The Live-Action Production Instructional Faculty member will teach courses in film production in at least two of the following areas: directing, screenwriting, producing, cinematography, and post-production. Courses will involve teaching undergraduate and graduate students the aesthetics and techniques of making films and focusing on a variety of skills and concepts in the production of narrative and documentary work.

The candidate should demonstrate a sound knowledge of filmmaking processes, current and emerging technologies, and an understanding of film history. The successful applicant is committed to teaching production and capable of inspiring a critical and inventive environment in the classroom.

The applicant will continue to be an actively engaged filmmaker. The anticipated start date is August 12, 2020.

For more information about the School of Film and Animation, please visit the website:

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at

Candidate Qualifications

The following minimum qualifications are required:

  • MFA in film production or appropriate terminal degree in a related discipline.
  • Professional filmmaking experience.
  • Teaching experience at the college level.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the College's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
  • Artistic achievement in narrative or documentary filmmaking.
  • Extensive experience in at least two of the following areas: directing, screenwriting, producing, cinematography, and post-production.
  • Instructional faculty members must possess and project the utmost integrity and highest standards of professional conduct, and must be an individual marked by accomplishment and experience.

Submission Credentials and How to Apply

For full consideration, interested individuals are encouraged to submit their credentials that includes the following supporting documents as soon as possible and before January 20, 2020 to:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume (include all jobs since undergraduate degree)
  • Online Portfolio of Work (demonstrating a significant body of work & expertise)
  • Video Samples (provide links to websites or YouTube)
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • References (Please include the names, titles, telephone numbers, email addresses, and city/state for 3-5 references. References will not be contacted without the candidate's prior approval/consent.

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position has been filled. Please send names and contact information for referrals and requests for a position description and additional information to:

Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.

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


Amy Perrone, Principal


325 N. Maple Drive, Suite #5136

Beverly Hills, California 90210

Office: 424-234-1422


Deadline: January 20, 2020 for full consideration

Type: Tenure Track

Type: Instructional Faculty, Tenure-Track Actively Engaged Filmmaker

Employment Type: Full-Time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Experience Required: cinematography, post-production, screenwriting, directing, producing, and/or, emerging technologies


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