Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice, Graduate School Arts and Sciences

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Date Posted April 01, 2021
Industry Academia
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/

Description:

Job Description Summary

The Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University invites applications for a full time Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice. The initial term of appointment for this non-tenure-track position is one-year, with the possibility of renewal. The start date is July 1, 2021.

The teaching load will be a 3-2 along with supplemental workshops and industry outreach for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The ideal candidate will understand the history and theory of the documentary genre and have experience in creative producing, grant writing, story development, cinematography and all aspects of post-production. We are particularly interested in applicants whose creative work shows a commitment to diversity, equity, and justice.

Applicants may exhibit evidence of past teaching experience and a body of creative work with a record of achievement through exhibition and outreach.

Primary teaching responsibilities will be teaching courses within the program's Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Film and in the Master of Arts in Sports Storytelling. These include, but are not limited to, documentary and visual storytelling, cinematography, editing and post-production, as well as courses in the candidate's area of specialization. The successful candidate may also teach courses at the undergraduate level, participate in MA and MFA thesis committees as needed, and play an active role in the recruitment and retention of students.
The Documentary Film Program offers an MFA in Documentary Film and an MA in Sports Media and Storytelling. It has an established reputation for graduating award-winning storytellers who move onto successful industry and academic careers. We are looking for a talented teacher and creative who can contribute to and expand on our mission to educate the next generation of storytellers.

Job Description:

Interested applicants should a submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita outlining: teaching experience and creative work, links to appropriate creative work, and a list of three references with contact information. For questions about the position, contact Cara Pilson, pilsoncm@wfu.edu Review of applications will begin on April 30 and continue until the position is filled.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities, with 5100 undergraduates, 3000 professional and graduate students, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto Pro Humanitate. For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html. For information about the Documentary Film Program, go to https://documentary.wfu.edu/.

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated and is known as the “City of the Arts and Innovation.” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

This institution offers benefits to domestic partners and spouses. 

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. 

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. 

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