Assistant Teaching Professor of Digital Storytelling & Film Studies

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 15, 2018, 1:11 p.m.
  • Location:
    University of Missouri, Columbia MO

The Digital Storytelling and Film Studies Production Programs in the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri invite applications for a full-time, ranked non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor (NTT) position in multimedia production starting Spring 2019. The school seeks a creative filmmaker, artist, and/or multimedia practitioner with a significant record of creative activity and teaching experience in the field. This position will include a 70/30 division of teaching/service for the academic year.

The Digital Storytelling and Film Studies Production Programs are interdisciplinary B.A’s in the School of Visual Studies, that combine narrative and conceptually driven studies with new and emerging multimedia tools to achieve a balance between aesthetic and imagination. Students take courses in writing, critical studies, art, video production and animation. Like other forms of storytelling, digital storytelling translates human knowledge and experience to reach audiences for artistic, commercial and social justice purposes.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to engage productively with students at all skill levels and a commitment to develop a vibrant multimedia production curriculum within the context of a large state university. The candidate must be able to teach in two or more of these areas: field production, cinematography, digital media production, community media production, post-production, experimental documentary, animation, story development, and writing and theory for digital media.

Duties include teaching four classes per semester and working with the program Directors to strengthen their programs. Preferred qualifications include an MFA.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please apply online at: Use the online application and be prepared to upload your CV, a letter of application, teaching statement, diversity statement, 5-10 samples of relevant creative work, 10-15 samples of student work, and a list of the names and contact information of 3 references who can confirm the candidate’s qualifications and experience only.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and the search will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Katina Bitsicas ( ) with any questions regarding the job duties and Human Resource Services ( ) with any questions regarding the application process.

An equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer