Assistant Professor Of Film And Media Performance

University Of South Carolina Columbia , SC 29209

Posted 2 months ago

Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number FAC00168PO18 Classification Title Assistant Professor Internal Title Assistant Professor of Film and Media Performance Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Arts and Sciences Department CAS Theatre and Dance Advertised Salary Range We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40 Hours per year 1560 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Faculty

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Theatre Program within the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a nine-month tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor of Film and Media Performance with a start date of August 16, 2019.

The responsibilities of the position will require teaching a three course load per semester from coursework across the theatre and dance curriculum. All tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain a scholarly profile that aligns with the expectations of tenure and promotion at a Carnegie R1 Institution and participate in service within and beyond campus including: attendance at program and departmental meetings, active participation in recruitment efforts, advising students, participation in departmental, college, and university committees, and professional stewardship in the field.

Duties will include teaching and developing course from the range of options below with the ultimate goal of creating a film performance focus within the existing theatre curriculum: Introduction to screen acting, audition technique, the digital actor, an actor's reel, performance for new media, introduction to visual storytelling for screen acting and acting on camera the collaborative process.

The Department of Theatre and Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, and offers a BA, MA, MAT, and an MFA degree.

Required Education and Experience

The successful applicant should have a Ph.D.,M.F.A. or Master's degree in film and television and equivalent expertise, training and experience, with an (exceptional) record of professional creative achievement in film and television productions. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching, course development, advising, mentoring, research/creative work (individually and with students), service and grant proposal writing. Successful candidates should also have the experience to supervise students in creative / research endeavors to satisfy requirements for a film performance focus.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates should have an established professional production experience (Actor/Director/Casting Director). Ideally, the candidate should hold an MFA and have previous teaching experience teaching at the university level.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2019 Job Open Date 09/27/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, the names and contact information for three additional references, examples of their professional film acting and/or directing reel/media file, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

The search committee will begin reviewing application materials early January 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than January 7, 2019.

Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/40810 EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Funding Information

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Letter of Recommendation 1

  • Letter of Recommendation 2

  • Letter of Recommendation 3

  • Other Supporting Documents

  • Teaching Statement

  • Media File

  • List of References and Contact Information

Optional Documents


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Assistant Professor Of Film And Media Performance

University Of South Carolina