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Nonfiction Filmmaker, tenure-track, assistant professor
The Ohio State University

Date Posted Oct. 19, 2021
Title Nonfiction Filmmaker, tenure-track, assistant professor
University The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, United States
Department Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled, review begins November 12, 2021
Position Start Date August 2022
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Film/Video

The Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts at The Ohio State University seeks an accomplished nonfiction filmmaker with a terminal degree in cinematic production (or a related field with commensurate professional experience) for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2022.

This is a new position in a recently established BA program in Moving-Image Production (MIP) which emphasizes innovative methods, approaches, and practices in film/video production that are based on a sound understanding of theory and history. We seek a colleague with creative practices that are grounded in issues and ideas pertaining to social change and who works on documenting the lives and experiences of members of marginalized or minoritized groups. This position is central to the growth of the MIP program. It will help to support and develop a degree which draws from offerings across the arts and humanities, including Art, Dance, Design, Film Studies, The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, and the Wexner Center for the Arts, and who will be involved in our emerging, vibrant Arts District.

Duties include curriculum development; instruction of undergraduate courses from introductory to advanced levels of documentary production; instruction of the major’s foundational production courses (on a rotation); mentoring of undergraduates; advising graduate students in related programs; assisting with the development of an MFA degree program; and collegially contributing to the educational mission of the department and the university. The teaching expectation is four courses per academic year. Teaching experience at the university level is preferred.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold an MFA or terminal degree for this position. The successful candidate will have broad knowledge of traditions and contemporary practices in nonfiction filmmaking, including ethics and impact; teaching experience, and a record of exhibiting work. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at

A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, and teaching statements, as well as a diversity statement articulating your demonstrated commitment and capacity to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring and/or outreach and engagement, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Janet Parrott at

  • The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The university is a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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  • Rachel Barnes
    Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts
    The Ohio State University
    1089 Drake Perf & Event Ctr
    1849 Cannon Dr
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-5080


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