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Assistant Professors of Digital Film

Company:
Utah Tech University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Category:
Radio, Television, and Film
Salary: $57,000.00 - $60,000.00 Annually

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Faculty

Division: College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Job Number: 23FAC739-1

Department
Communication

Position Announcement



The Digital Film Program at Utah Tech University (UT) in St. George, Utah, invites applications for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, beginning Fall Semester 2023.?The preferred candidates will possess MFA degrees in Digital Film Production (or related field), teaching experience in film production, and an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Documentary, Screenwriting, Sound, Editing, Art Design, or VFX/Unreal Engine.

Our unique hands-on program seeks faculty who are active in the field, utilize applied learning activities in the classroom, and are interested in collaborating with students on professional work. Our professional production company, which runs in tandem with the academic program, enables students and faculty to produce various video projects for professional clients. Students and faculty also engage with professional filmmakers from around the world through DOCUTAH, UT's internationally-renowned documentary film festival. More information about the program, faculty, and degree offerings can be found online at https://film.utahtech.edu.



Responsibilities
  • Teach digital film production and post-production courses (or related courses).
  • Advise students on advanced student film projects and mentor student projects to completion.
  • Work with students on professional film productions and commercial projects, as assigned by Program Director.
  • Develop course content, outcomes, and evaluation systems for course offerings; provide assessment of course offerings in consultation with other digital film faculty and staff.
  • Actively promote the Digital Film program and recruit new students.
  • Perform defined campus-wide duties, including holding office hours, attendance at department and division meetings, and adherence to college, division, and university policies and procedures.
  • Carry out special assignments regarding assessment, committee work, student film screenings, etc., assigned by Program Director or Department Chair.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chair or Program Director.
Qualifications



Minimum Qualifications
  • An MFA in a related discipline required; area of film specialization is open.
  • Focus, interest, and expertise in teaching at an institution of higher learning required.
  • Professional film production experience at the national/international level.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students, staff, and colleagues, both orally and in writing.
  • Highly knowledgeable and current with emerging production & post-production tools. 
  • Maintains an active production portfolio.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Desire to work in a small department where all faculty are involved in teaching, all film production aspects, and institutional/community service.
  • Professional film experience in narrative production, documentaries or commercial projects at the regional/national level.
Supplemental Information



POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (nine-month) tenure-track faculty positions. Faculty service begins August 2023, with pay and benefits starting July 1, 2023. Annual salary of $57,000 - $60,000 depending on qualifications & experience. Additional compensation may be available for summer/overload teaching and creative contract work with Utah Tech Creative Studios. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ under "Benefits Summary" for more details. 

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins November 7, 2022; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, a Student Success Statement (1-2 pages about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population), and a link or sample of their professional digital film work (demo reel and complete sample preferred). Please upload all the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520. 

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 with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. 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 230 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 programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. 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 - titleix@utahtech.edu, HCC 579, 435-652-7747. 
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby DeFeo -titleix@utahtech.edu, 435-652-7731. 
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.utahtech.edu/ or contact: 
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov, 800-421-3481. 
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov, 303-844-5695. 
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification. 








Benefits



Click here to visit https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Utah Tech employee!

Highlights from Utah Tech's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Utah Tech;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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