The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor-of-Practice position to begin in August, 2021. This individual will teach in the new Master of Fine Arts program in Film, Television and Digital Media that launched August 2020 in partnership with the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Georgia Film Academy. According to UGA faculty ranks, a clinical assistant professor is an educator-practitioner, or "professor-of-practice," with disciplinary expertise who practices their discipline and teaches in a professionalized setting.
Grady College recognizes that diversity empowers excellence in our core missions of teaching, research and service and that it is supported by actively ensuring underrepresented voices are heard and varied experiences are valued.
The college seeks an individual to teach a range of courses on producing, writing, directing, and/or post-production for the screen. The position will also include some administrative responsibilities. Successful applicants will be able to teach in at least two of the following areas: screenwriting, directing, post-production, and producing long-form narratives for traditional, digital, streaming, and/or emerging distribution platforms. Service on department, college and university committees is expected, as is mentorship and supervision of MFA thesis projects.
This position will primarily involve teaching at the Trilith Studios (formerly Pinewood) satellite campus in Fayetteville, Georgia (20 miles south of the Atlanta airport). Our MFA program in Film, Television, and Digital Media operates in partnership with the Georgia Film Academy and the Trilith Studio facilities in Fayetteville, GA
Academic Rank / Salary / Qualifications
This is a clinical assistant professor position. A Salary is competitive. We are seeking individuals with a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in film studies, media studies, communication, or a related discipline, and 5 years of significant industry experience in one or more of the following areas: producing, writing, directing, and/or post-production for the screen. For more information regarding the non-tenure track clinical ranks please see the Grady Clinical Guidelines link at: https://provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/
grady_capu_criteria.pdf. The successful applicant will have demonstrated accomplishments in one or more of the following areas: producing, writing, directing, and/or post-production for the screen and a demonstrated commitment to work with students of all backgrounds and with students holding a range of world views is valued.
This program is a first of its kind partnership between the Franklin College and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Franklin College also invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for this program. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to both positions. Review of candidates will begin on January 15, 2021, and applications submitted by January 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter describing their academic qualifications and professional experience, showing how they will add value to the program. Furthermore, they should show how their teaching, service and work has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the film and entertainment industries. Applicants who may not yet have had that experience should explain how their work will further the College’s commitment to diversity. Contact information for three references should also be provided. Address questions to Professor Neil Landau, Grady College Search Committee Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Entertainment and Media Studies, 320 Journalism Building, Peabody Suite, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-3154, (706) 542-3785 or NeilLandau@uga.edu.
Applications for both positions must be submitted online through UGAJobs.
Grady College Position: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/176165
Franklin College Position: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/176159
The Franklin and Grady Colleges, their departments, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More about the department, college and university
The Department of Entertainment and Media Studies (EMST) together with the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, and the Department of Journalism constitutes the units of the Grady College. EMST is home to media scholars of varied theoretical and methodological traditions. It administers the major in Entertainment & Media Studies, which teaches students visual storytelling focused on entertainment. It also houses the New Media Institute, which explores the critical, commercial and creative dimensions of emerging technologies. Find out more at https://grady.uga.edu/academics/emst/ and http://mynmi.net/about/.
Augmenting the department programs is the presence of the Peabody Awards, the oldest and most prestigious awards program that recognizes excellence in broadcast and electronic media, now entering its 80th year. Our MFA FTVDM program positions students for jobs in the entertainment media industry across film, television, gaming and other new media. Learn more about the MFA FTVDM program, our current faculty, mission, and curricula at: mfafilm.uga.edu.
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