Instructor or Lecturer, Film

University of Central Florida in Florida

Deadline April 17, 2014
Date Posted February 14, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

This is a repost position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

The University of Central Florida's School of Visual Arts and Design seeks an instructor or lecturer for teaching in film with experience in the development of narrative and experimental film and an interest in exploring the intersection of these two modes in theory and practice. The successful applicants principal duties are in teaching. Subjects will include foundational courses in production, cinematic expression, foundations of story, and short script development. Upper division courses as well as graduate courses in narrative or experimental film will be assigned. Participation in graduate thesis committees will be assigned. The candidate will play a significant role in the development of undergraduate and graduate courses in experimental and narrative film as well as cross disciplinary efforts creatively bridging digital media developments in film and the fine arts. We expect the successful candidate to demonstrate a strong commitment to currency in the study of emerging film business models, new modes of distribution and the practical applications derived from this study.

The position is for an instructor or lecturer to teach a four-course load per semester. This is a nine-month, non-tenure earning position. UCF supports and rewards teaching excellence. Faculty are expected to participate in school and university service including committee work. UCF offers undergraduate B.F.A. and B.A. degrees as well as an M.F.A degree in Film. The School of Visual Arts & Design (SVAD) has approximately 2,700 majors across four areas that include architecture, digital media, film, and studio arts. The Film area of SVAD encourages multi-disciplinary collaborations that explore new combinations of story, imagery and sound. The position anticipated start date is in August 2014, pending the availability of funding.

Minimum: Masters degree in film production/cinema studies or a related field including, but not limited to: studio art, digital media, or theatre from an accredited institution; evidence of professional accomplishment, good communication skills, working familiarity with technologies and techniques of film production.

Preferred: Terminal degree in film production/cinema studies from an accredited institution and a significant record of distinguished creative and scholarly achievement. Teaching experience at an accredited institution of higher education is preferred in the following areas: film production, experimental film, and film theory, history and criticism as well as demonstrated skills in all technological aspects of digital film production including editing, sound and cinematography. Experience in the development and production of narrative and experimental film with an interest in exploring the intersection of these two modes in practice and in theory. Candidates should be able to show documented evidence of completed films, experimental and or narrative, as well as related publications in peer or non-peer reviewed journals.

The university requires that all candidates apply online. To apply for position number 37350 go to and upload the following individual PDF documents: 1) letter of application, 2) CV, 3) teaching philosophy, 4) examples of scholarly writing, 5) sample syllabi, 6) contact information for three references, and 7) examples of video material that must be submitted on a document with links to a site such as Vimeo or You Tube.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be uploaded at that time. The site will not accept more than 10MB total per applicant. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit documents at a later date. Complete applications must be received by April 17, 2014. Finalists will be asked to provide official transcripts. Direct search related inquiries to:

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials, including transcripts used in final screening, available to the public upon request.

The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) is housed in the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) at the University of Central Florida. UCF is one of the most dynamic universities in the country. Offering 212 degree programs, it has become an academic and research leader in numerous fields, such as optics, modeling and simulation, engineering and computer science, business administration, education, science, hospitality management and digital media. UCF and its 12 colleges provide opportunities to 60,000 students from all 50 states and 140 countries. Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF is the nations second-largest university. UCF is called a Top Up-and-Coming national university by U.S. News & World Report, a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplingers, and one of the nations most affordable colleges by Forbes.

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