Position for Experimental Filmmaker at University of Arizona

From: Nicole Koschmann (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jun 13 2008 - 17:48:10 PDT


Position Summary:
The University of Arizona School of Media Arts seeks a tenure-track
Assistant Professor with an emphasis in experimental filmmaking and
experience in both non-narrative and narrative production, starting in
Fall 2009. The successful candidate must have exceptional technical,
conceptual, and theoretical skills, and be qualified to teach
experimental filmmaking, and 16mm and digital cinematography. The
preferred candidate is also able to teach production and post-
production sound.

Minimum qualifications:
- M.F.A. or equivalent professional experience.

- 1 year university-level teaching experience.

- The ability to teach 16mm and digital video production

- The ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in
narrative and non-narrative filmmaking.

- An existing portfolio of creative work in experimental forms.

Preferred qualifications:
- 3 or more years of university experience teaching non-
narrative and narrative filmmaking.

- The ability to teach production and post-production sound.

- National recognition through exhibition and distribution.

- Recipient of regionally and nationally recognized filmmaking

The School of Media Arts provides students with professional
preparation in the art of filmmaking and for scholarly activity in
media arts. The School consists of 325 full-time students and
maintains highly selective admission standards for the B.A. in Film
and Television Studies, B.A. in Producing, B.F.A. in Film and Video
Production, M.A. in Media Arts, and a Minor in Media Arts.

The School's 15 faculty members include scholars, filmmakers,
producers, and screenwriters. Eight administrative and technical staff
members support the daily operations of the School’s teaching,
research and outreach missions. The School recently moved into a new
complex of offices and teaching facilities, including a soundstage,
post-production labs, and fully equipped media classrooms.

The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, a metropolitan area of
1,000,000 inhabitants 60 miles from the U.S. border with Mexico.
Tucson is a growing economic and recreational center with a
multicultural population that reflects the richness of the Southwest.
Arts resources include the Center for Creative Photography, one of the
world's premier photographic facilities, the Arizona State Museum, the
University of Arizona Museum of Art and the Tucson Museum of Art, as
well as vibrant local galleries, a downtown cultural and arts
district, and rich public and community art.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and life insurance;
paid sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for
employee and qualified family members; access to campus cultural and
recreational activities; retirement, and more.

For more information: www.arts.arizona.edu/mediaarts/

To apply, see Job # 40921 at: www.hr.arizona.edu. Only online
applications will be accepted.

Review of applications will begin August 22, 2008. Applicants should
submit a letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, and contact
information for three references through the Human Resources website.
In addition applicants should have a letter of recommendation
addressing their university-level teaching sent to:

Yuri Makino, Production Search Chair
University of Arizona
School of Media Arts
Marshall Bldg., Room 220
P.O. Box 210158B
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158

Application review will continue until an appointment is made.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the
University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and
encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and
backgrounds. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA-M/W/D/V Employer.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.