Loyola Marymount University, open Rank Faculty position in Production (Post-Production and Directing)
The Department Film and Television Production Department at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television is searching for a qualified filmmaker/editor to join the department. The position is designated as “Open Rank” (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor), with rank determined by the selected candidate’s qualifications. This is a full-time tenure-track faculty role with competitive salary and benefits. The position is anticipated to start at the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester.
Teaching and Experience
Candidates may be from the academy or industry (Hollywood, Independent, or International) and will have significant experience (five years or more) of post-production and/or visual effects in the Cinematic Arts (e.g. fiction, documentary, music video, small format or emerging media forms), as well as experience directing any of the following: short or long format projects, serialized or small-format television shows, and/or emerging media formats. Applicants with University-level teaching experience are preferred.
The chosen candidate will help our students understand film production fundamentals, set protocols, high-end post-production workflows (2k/4k/UHD), the creative aspects of storytelling through editing, integration with visual effects/compositing, as well as the process of finishing films for multiple distribution modes. To this end, Advanced skills in Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve, and the Adobe Suite (including After Effects) are required. Skills in virtual reality and augmented reality are considered a plus; as is knowledge of emerging media forms.
The selected candidate will teach from among the following established courses on the graduate and undergraduate level: Intro to Post Production, Color Correction, and various film production classes such as Production Fundamentals, Intermediate Production, etc. The candidate will be expected to teach the required full-time teaching load of three (3) courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach, continue creative work/scholarship, and provide service to the University.
MFA in Production and/or Media Arts or a closely related field by the time of appointment preferred but not required.
Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and a personal statement including your teaching philosophy electronically to the search committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Preference will be given to applications submitted prior to November 15th, 2018. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
School of Film and Television
The LMU School of Film and Television is committed to preparing students for their creative and professional lives. Through their coursework, creative projects, and internships, students will learn the art and craft of communicating ideas through images and sound and writing for the screen. They will also gain an appreciation for the history of these art forms and develop their ability to critically analyze these works. We aim for that delicate balance between theory, technology and the creative impulse – where the balance is always heavily weighted toward the creative and human. Go to http://sftv.lmu.edu/about for more information.
About Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education. Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific, LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions. It serves 6000 undergraduates and over 2500 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, and Law.
Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)
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