Assistant Professor, TT, Editing, School of Film and Animation, Rochester Institute of Technology



Detailed Job Description

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Art and Design, and the School of Film and Animation (SOFA) are inviting applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Live-Action Production. The Production Faculty member will teach courses in film production in at least two of the following areas: editing in AVID Media Composer and Premiere Pro, color grading using DaVinci Resolve and/or Baselight, as well as narrative and/or documentary storytelling.

Expertise in one or more of the following strengthens the application: basic film/digital production, basic sound design, screenwriting, business of film, and producing for features and/or broadcast. 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 success developing story structure and scene building in the edit room, as well as a solid understanding of camera formats, color spaces and deliverables for broadcast and/or theatrical presentation. The candidate should have a sound knowledge of filmmaking processes, current and emerging technologies, and an understanding of film history. The candidate must continue to actively produce creative work in their field.

We are seeking an individual to live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all; who has the ability and interest in leading and contributing to a community committed to studentcenteredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

The final candidate will be responsible for:

Teaching 5-6 courses per year ranging from first-year undergraduate to graduate level courses

Engaging in scholarly activities/research within film and media

Maintaining a high level of expertise in current technologies, trends, methodologies, and software developments in the professional community

Advising undergraduate and graduate students on SOFA program coursework

Participating in university, college, and school-level service, and community outreach

Faculty mentorship for graduate thesis films

Working with school faculty on program and curricular development

Department/College Description

THE DEPARTMENT: The internationally recognized School of Film and Animation (SOFA) offers BFA and MFA degrees in film production with emphasis in either Animation or Live-Action, as well as a BS degree in Motion Picture Science. SOFA provides a creative community where students have the opportunity to discover their unique talents and expressive potential, while at the same time developing the skills needed to fulfill any creative or technical role in the film and animation industry. SOFA enrollment is 400+ undergraduate and 50 graduate students,

THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design is the university's creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect in our 200,000+ sq. ft. facility. We are a dynamic and professional arts and design community comprised of 1,900 students (UG and Grad), nearly 140 full-time faculty, 60 creative staff, and a number of professional part-time faculty, all of whom contribute to our College’s ecosystem. The College’s four schools offer programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Photographic Sciences. The range of innovative programs offers students a panoramic perspective from creating fine art using centuries-old methods to pushing the boundaries of digital creativity. The College of Art and Design also takesfull advantage of RIT’s opportunities in technology, STEM, engineering, sustainability, and entrepreneurism programs, as well as our global campuses,

Required Minimum Qualifications

MFA degree or equivalent terminal degree. In certain circumstances, exceptional professional and creative experience in a production-related field may be considered.

Professional filmmaking experience in narrative or documentary filmmaking

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

Extensive experience in film editing for theatrical and/or broadcast

Faculty Type (Tenure Status) :Tenure-Track

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Anticipated Start Date: 16-Aug-2023

How To Apply

Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 7515BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

A brief teaching philosophy

The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references

Contribution to Diversity Statement

Work Samples (provide video links and passwords) demonstrating your expertise

The deadline to apply: February 13, 2023. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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 promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americanswith Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Commitment To Safety

COVID 19: Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the RIT Safety Plan. Information on the responsibility for each employee can be found on the RIT Ready website. As per the RIT Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all university employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination exemptions may be granted: (1) to employees who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or disability; (2) on the basis of an employee’s sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance, or (3) to employees who are fully remote and sign an Employee Attestation stating that they will not be on campus for any reason, nor will they participate in any in-person university-sponsored activities.



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