Moore College of Art & Design (Moore) seeks to hire a filmmaker at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates should be well versed in contemporary issues and practices in film and digital cinema and demonstrate an active professional practice that includes filmmaking together with a strong exhibition and/or screening record. We are seeking an artist who can advance our mission to empower women, non-binary and transgender voices by developing their artistic ability, leadership capacity and marketable skills. Created as the first and only visual arts college for women in the US, we believe that this mission is as urgent today as it was 173 years ago. In response to a lack of diversity and representation in the field of film and video, Moore has developed a new Film and Digital Cinema program that is designed to create access for employment in the film industry for women, non-binary and transgender voices to create opportunities for them to tell their own stories and support others in delivering their stories to the marketplace.
This is a full-time teaching position with primary responsibility in the Film Department (BFA and 4+1 MA). We are seeking individuals who can also teach in other departments within the college, possibly including (Animation/Game Arts, Foundations, Photography, Studio Art or our graduate programs in Socially Engaged Practices). Full-time teaching load is 21 credits per academic year with the expectation of teaching at all undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will serve as the program head for the new film program, which comes with an additional stipend. Core responsibilities of the program head position include providing information and expertise about the program/major to the Department Chair and to providing attention to, engagement with, and retention of students and majors within the program. In this role, the successful candidate will collaborate with the advising office to support and retain students in the program, attend admissions and recruiting events, and advise on the program curriculum and assessment. This person will also work to build the film program through programming, events, and off-campus experiences. Ongoing professional research and production in film and participation in both college and departmental service is required.
The full-time faculty at Moore are hired onto 3-year renewable appointments with the potential for promotion through the ranks culminating in 5-year contracts. The start date for this position is August 23, 2022. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and subject to the collective bargaining agreement with Moore Federation of Teachers.