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Part-Time Instructors for Filmmaking

Utah Tech University
Job Location:
Radio, Television, and Film
Salary: See Position Description

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Part-Time Instructor

Job Number: 25GAD929-02

Division: College of the Arts

Department: Theatre, Dance & Digital Film

Opening Date: 07/09/2024

Position Announcement

We are seeking dynamic and experienced adjunct professors to join our Film Department. We are looking for instructors with expertise in various areas of filmmaking, including but not limited to:
  • Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Production Design
  • Visual Effects
  • Film Theory and Criticism
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Animation
  • Film History
  • Producing
  • Acting for Film
  • Post-Production
  • Digital Media and New Technologies
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Film Marketing and Distribution
  • Set Design and Art Direction
  • Costume Design
  • Film and Television Law
  • Develop and deliver course content in your area of expertise.
  • Mentor and guide students in their academic and professional development including holding office hours and meet with students enrolled in assigned courses.
  • Participate in departmental meetings and activities.
  • Stay current with industry trends and incorporate them into your teaching.
  • Teach courses as assigned, under the direction of the Department Chair or Program Coordinator.  A course catalog by division, major, and discipline is found online at
  • Provide service to department, college, and university committees as assigned.
  • Abide by all applicable executive orders, federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations, as well as University policies and procedures relating to adjunct faculty and general campus employment. Attend and/or complete required trainings by the University and additional training as determined by the Department or Program. 
  • Master's degree in Film, Media Arts, or a related field (Ph.D. preferred).
  • Professional experience in the film industry.
  • Previous teaching experience at the collegiate level is highly desirable.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to inspire and engage students.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Part-time instructor position, paid at $900 per credit hour and governed by University Policies 631 and 638. Free access to Employee Assistance Program thru Blomquist-Hale and HPC Fitness Center/Recreation facilities on-campus; see for list of part-time staff employee benefits. 

Fall Semester 2024 starts on Monday, August 19.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  To apply, please submit the following to: Patrick Smith at : If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah, approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities.Click here to learn more about the University.
Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 250 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action within its employment programs and activities. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury -, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Jennifer Larimore -, 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
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Utah Tech University offers a variety of miscellaneous benefits and discounts to employees, both for use on-campus and off-campus. No other benefits are offered for this position.
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