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Assistant Professor or Instructor in Screenwriting / Filmmaking

Belmont University
Job Location:
Nashville, Tennessee
Radio, Television, and Film
Primary Duties and

The Cinema, Television & Media Department at Belmont University is seeking applications for a full time film production faculty position to begin on August 1, 2022.

The new faculty member will be a narrative film and/or television screenwriter experienced in all aspects of script development, preproduction, and production. The successful candidate will teach beginning and advanced undergraduate storytelling and screenwriting courses and undergraduate production courses. Normal teaching load is four courses each semester.

Depending on the successful applicant's qualifications, position may be Assistant Professor, a tenure track position, or Instructor, a non-tenure track position.

The Motion Pictures Department at Belmont University is rapidly expanding and nationally recognized. We offer undergraduates a BA, BS, or BFA in Motion Picture Production and a BA or BS in Film & Television Writing. Housed in the Johnson Center, a six year old production facility with a 2,500 s.f. sound stage and 250 seat theater / Dolby Atmos mix stage. Students also have access to a 50 seat theater / mix stage and mix studio with Avid S6 consoles, color correction suite, 4K edit bays, Foley / ADR stage, and state of the art cameras and production gear. Note: Tennessee has no state income tax.
  • Engage in program assessment, academic advising, student mentoring, and providing instruction in Belmont's BELL Core General Education.
  • Additional responsibilities may include department / college / university service.
  • Complete 24 workload hours, or equivalent, per academic year.
  • Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related projects.
  • Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the college in which you teach.
  • Participate in departmental and university committee work.
  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
  • Advise students in course selection and degree completion.
  • Participate in a local church and the community.
  • Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
  • Manage online grading system.
  • Timely submission of book orders, if textbooks required.
  • Maintain regular office hours.
  • The above statements describe the job's essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.
Required Qualifications :Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the
    field of study.
  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly
  • Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
  • Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University's online integrated database system for student grading.
  • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
Required Education A Bachelor's degree is required. A terminal degree in narrative film or television screenwriting is desirable but not required.

Required Experience Multiple years of professional experience in narrative film or television screenwriting is required. Teaching experience is a plus, but not a requirement. Experience with film and television production is a plus.
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