University of Oregon, Department of Cinema Studies

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Position ID:UO-Department of Cinema Studies-INST [#21586]
Position Title: Instructor in Production (Fiction)
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Cinema
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/04/06, finished 2023/04/08)
Position Description:    

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Position Summary

The University of Oregon’s Cinema Studies Department invites applications for a Career Instructor in Production (Fiction). We seek enthusiastic candidates with experience in narrative fiction across various formats including film, TV and/or emerging forms. We are especially interested in a colleague that is excited to train undergraduates as creative practitioners (via intro and advanced production courses), support students’ professional development (via an internship program), and contribute to the creative and intellectual community of the department.

Instruction includes designing courses and accompanying syllabi to teach a production curriculum that includes, but is not limited to: screenwriting, introduction to production, directing for the camera, production design, and producing. The job requires the instructor to utilize their professional and creative experience to give students insight into best practices within the industry. Courses may include Narrative Production I & II, Screenwriting I, Cinema Careers, Internship courses and others in their areas of expertise. The Instructor will need to work closely with students in analyzing conventions in various production environments (i.e. screenwriting, music, video and sound), mentor students in the production and constructive criticism/feedback processes, challenge students to evaluate their own work and that of their peers, and give students the opportunity to work together in production groups. Additional expectations include building/maintaining professional contacts for networking and professionalization purposes related to instruction and internship development/coordination.

Competitive candidates will show evidence of previous achievements that may span a range or combination of skills and experiences, such as:
• On-set production experience
• Screenwriting
• Technical skills (cinematography, editing, sound, etc.)
• Teaching/Training experience (in or beyond the classroom)
• Record of exhibition of work
• Record of grants and/or awards
• Record of active engagement with students
• Internship coordination experience
• Professionalization experience (training/professionalizing others)
• Festival experience
• Program-building or organizing experience (may include planning or producing recurring initiatives like workshops, festivals, or other academic/community organizations)
• Evidence of inclusive practices (mentorship, bias awareness, etc.)

This is a non-tenure-track, nine-month, renewable position at 1.0 FTE. Salary is commensurate with experience, and the University of Oregon offers a competitive benefits package. In addition, the Department of Cinema Studies offers opportunities to connect with artists and industry leaders; the opportunity to gain teaching experience in a supportive community; and access to equipment, including a RED Epic with Sigma Prime Lens kit.

Minimum Requirements

• MFA, or master's degree in related field;


• Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of professional production experience and/or strong pedagogical training.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience across all phases of production (from screenwriting to post-production).

• Relevant professional experience and/or established industry network to support internship development.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application, please submit the following:

1. CV with an embedded link to your portfolio

2. Teaching philosophy statement (1 page)

3. Names and contact information for three professional references; applicants will be notified prior to outreach to references

Department Summary

The Department of Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon is a community of scholars, practitioners, and staff dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded study of cinema—a term that we use to encompass film, television, and/or emerging forms of media. We are a collegial department invested in supporting the creative, intellectual, and pedagogical work of our faculty while collectively contributing to the cinema culture on campus and in the wider Eugene area. Our department’s shared mission is to use our critical and creative tools to amplify underrepresented voices, interrogate power, and drive change by blending filmmaking practice and its academic study.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination at

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