Georgia State University, School of Film, Media & Theatre

Position ID:GSU-FMT-POP [#20552]
Position Title: Professor of Practice in Screenwriting
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:ATLANTA, Georgia 30303, United States [map]
Subject Area: Film and Media Studies / Film
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/11/17, listed until 2022/04/17)
Position Description:    

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Professor of Practice in Fiction Filmmaking 

Be part of the School of Film, Media & Theatre’s growing faculty at Georgia State University, an enterprising Research I university in Atlanta. Our next Professor of Practice in Fiction Filmmaking will play a central role as the school collaborates to transform its curriculum and pedagogy to foreground experiential, interdisciplinary, and technologically enhanced learning furthering Georgia State’s strategic goal of demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success. Opportunities for growth and support in this position include university-level teaching fellowships and grants through the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Online Education and leadership in instructional innovation through our active learning classroom program.

The School of Film, Media & Theatre is part of the College of the Arts, which was established in 2016 and also includes the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, the School of Music, and the Center for Educational Partnerships in Music. In addition to offering some of the university’s most popular majors, the college connects faculty and students with Atlanta’s thriving arts scene and booming film and music industries. The Professor of Practice will find professional synergies among colleagues within Schools in the College of the Arts (Film Studies, Theatre, Art & Design and Music) and the university. 

The School of Film, Media & Theatre has over 1200 majors and houses a Ph.D. program in Moving Image Studies, an M.F.A in digital filmmaking, M.A. programs in film/media production and studies, and undergraduate programs in film/media and theatre. We are located in the heart of the third largest media-producing capital in America. The School is dedicated to broadening the range of voices heard in American culture (including perspectives that are often marginalized because of race, gender identity, age, class, rural status, ethnicity, body image, disability, sexual orientation, military status, religion, or political orientation) and to critically examining the functions of mainstream visual storytelling in our culture. 

Georgia State University is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students significant research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. In 2022, U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State as #2 in Most Innovative Schools, #2 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, #5 in Learning Communities, #6 in First-Year Experiences, and #11 in Top Performers on Social Mobility among national universities.

Responsibilities 
We are seeking a film/television/media practitioner to teach courses in directing, producing, or other aspects of “above the line” fiction film/media production. We are interested in candidates whose work demonstrates an ongoing commitment to interrogating film practices as they relate to the portrayal of persons of color and other underrepresented populations. The selected candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses in fiction filmmaking and related practices; to maintain an active research/creative agenda in film/media production; to advise and mentor graduate students; and to participate in service at the school, college, and/or university levels. 

Qualifications 

Essential Qualifications 
● At least two years of professional experience as a director, producer, or similar production position 
● Ability to teach fiction film production and related filmmaking practices at the undergraduate and graduate levels ● Ability to mentor young filmmakers (particularly from underrepresented groups) 

Preferred Qualifications 
 ● At least five years of professional experience as a director, producer, or similar production position with an established record of film/television/media in distribution 
● Experience in teaching fiction filmmaking (directing, short or long form producing, etc.) at undergraduate and graduate levels. 
● An established record of mentoring young filmmakers (particularly from underrepresented groups) 

Application Procedure 
We encourage candidates to articulate their film practice as a tool for artistic expression, amplifying diverse voices, and social engagement, leading to transformative teaching in the classroom. 

Submit: 1) a letter of application addressing the essential and preferred qualifications as well as your past and/or potential contributions to diversity/inclusion through creative activity and teaching; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) evidence (e.g., a professional reel) documenting highlights of your creative activity; and 4) at least three letters of recommendation (current and specific to this position). Applicants should send their materials to Regina Anderson (randerson23@gsu.edu). Questions about the position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Philip Lewis (plewis14@gsu.edu). To ensure consideration, please submit all materials by January 15, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. 

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in film/media production.

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Contact: Regina Anderson, 4044136559
Email: email
Postal Mail:
25 Park Place 10th Floor NE
Office 1029
Web Page: fmt.gsu.edu