New York University's Tisch School of the Arts' Undergraduate Department of Film and Television in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television seeks to fill several full-time faculty positions for the 2013-2014 academic year. Experienced faculty applicants or seasoned professionals will be considered for tenure track or arts professor track or a one-year visiting appointment depending on qualifications and interests. We are seeking applicants with specialties in narrative film directing, producing for film, producing for television, digital editing, and production supervision (set & safety protocol).
Directing (narrative feature film) candidates: Candidates for directing faculty positions should have a substantial career as a director of produced fictional feature films - inside the studio system or with independent films. Applicants should be able to teach both directing and production courses. Applications from directors or writer/directors will be considered. Evidence of teaching experience or ability at the university level is preferred.
Producing candidates: Candidates for producing faculty should have numerous professional credits of produced feature films. Ideal candidates will be experienced in all aspects of feature film producing: creative, script development, casting, set management, budgets, scheduling and post-production. On set experience managing productions and the budgeting process is preferred. Evidence of teaching experience or ability at the university level is preferred.
Television production candidates: Candidates for television production faculty should have proven experience as the creator, writer/showrunner, non-writing showrunner/ director, or executive overseeing fictional prime time series on network television and/or cable. The ideal candidates will have held the title of Executive Producer or Co-Executive Producer and have been the creator and/or the executive producer in charge of a show(s) and/or held a senior position at a network, TV production company, or studio. Evidence of teaching experience or ability at the university level is preferred.
Editing candidates: Candidates for editing faculty should have numerous professional credits in editing of produced feature films, television series or documentary films. Candidates should also be experienced in digital file-based technologies and post production workflow. Evidence of teaching experience or ability at the university level is preferred.
Production Supervision Area Head candidates: Candidates for head of the production supervision faculty should have significant hands on experience in issues of set and safety protocols. Ideal candidates should have demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to coordinate with and work with a wide array of departmental units, and have experience in supervising productions. Candidates must have on set experience and be knowledgeable about budgeting and all aspects of production management. Ideal candidates will also be able and willing to teach production classes. The job includes both teaching production classes and supervision of production for the entire undergraduate film department. Evidence of teaching experience or ability at the university level is preferred.
Duties include teaching five undergraduate-level courses per year, student advisement and participation in departmental and school-wide committees. (Please note: The Area Head for Production Supervision will be granted significant teaching relief in order to manage and oversee the set safety and protocol program for the entire undergraduate program.) On-going professional work while teaching is encouraged and expected. Salary, to be negotiated, includes an excellent benefits package. Finalists will be asked to submit creative work.
Please send via email attachment only: a cover letter stating your interest and expertise (please indicate which line or lines you are qualified) and a curriculum vitae. Please include complete mailing address, phone and email contact information. Three letters of recommendation are also required, at least one of which should be from an academic (not industry) recommender. Reference letters can be sent by the candidate or by the recommender, but should also be sent via email attachment only. Contact information should be included for recommenders along with the reference for possible confirmation and follow up. All materials must be submitted by February 8, 2013 to:
Amber Janke, Department Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the following language in the subject line of your submission:
Kanbar UG Faculty Search Application – (insert your name)
NYU encourages applications from women and minorities. For more information on the department, please visit our web site at: http://filmtv.tisch.nyu.edu/page/undergraduate.html