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Virginia – VA Tech Seeking Cinema Production Instructor – PAID – ASAP

Posting Number:TR0170048
Percent Employment:Full-time
Pay Range:commensurate with experience
Department:School of Performing Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema


Position Summary:
The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts (Music | Theatre | Cinema) invites applicants for a Cinema Production faculty position at the rank of Instructor. This appointment begins August 10, 2017, and is for one academic year, with the possibility of renewal.


  • Teach fiction and documentary cinema production courses, from introductory to advanced levels; and mentor and advise students on independent film projects (for a load of 4/4)
  • Supervise TAs responsible for equipment management, classroom and project assistance
  • Advise and supervise undergraduate assistants in organizing our annual student film festival, giving tours, and recording performances
  • Make recommendations for annual cinema equipment purchases

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA in Film Production or equivalent relevant MA or MFA degree; PhD with sufficient production courses and experience, including ABDs, will also be considered.
  • Extensive experience with film production tools including digital cameras, microphones, sound recorders, and editing software
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, as evidenced by student evaluations and/or references
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment with artists and professionals across multiple creative disciplines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clear interest in helping develop Virginia Tech’s growing Cinema program
  • Demonstrated ability to teach both larger introductory classes and smaller advanced courses
  • Sincere appreciation for film studies (of equivalent value with production in our school)
  • Ability to support students working on ambitious projects through independent study
  • Demonstrated commitment to applicant’s own creative work
  • Experience or interest in independent filmmaking
  • Commitment to making classes fun while actively challenging students to create work of significant thematic content
  • Ability to thrive in a rural setting

Employment Conditions:
Must have a criminal background check

Must have a conviction check?

How to Apply for this Job:
Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of application, a resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references to www.jobs.vt.edu. Apply to posting number TR0170048. Review of candidates will begin on 5/15/2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Theatre and Cinema, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from diverse backgrounds. More information can be found at http://www.performingarts.vt.edu.


Employee Category:
Instructional/Research Faculty

Appointment Type:

If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
May 9, 2018

FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime

Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure Track

Academic Year or Calendar Year?
Standard Academic Year

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Applicant Documents:


  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  3. List of References

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