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Assistant Professor, Filmmaking
Department of Electronic Film & Media

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Tenure track assistant professor in filmmaking.

Teach courses in beginning & advanced double system digital filmmaking production with emphasis on script to screen narrative shorts including audio. Additional courses in scriptwriting, directing, and other film/video courses may be included. Must teach hands-on cinematography, lighting, audio and non-linear editing. Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. Scholarship/creative
activity and service to the department, college and university are expected.

Ten-month appointment with the possibility of additional summer compensation for teaching.

Start date: August 2014.

MFA, earned doctorate or ABD considered. Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher, potential for research/creative activity and significant achievement in filmmaking. Required: FCPX and Adobe Premiere. Helpful, but not required: AVID Media Composer, After Effects, 16mm film experience.

The Department:
The Department offers a major in Electronic Media and Film with concentrations in Film, Video, and Digital Media; Radio/Audio; and Film and Media Studies. The Department enrolls approximately 500 majors served by 12 full-time and 20 part-time faculty. For a more complete description of the department, go to http://www.towson.edu/emf.

Towson University:
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, evidence of research/creative activity by submitting web links to examples of script to screen films either on youtube, vimeo, or your own website (DVDs are accepted, but not preferred), three letters of recommendation , and an unofficial graduate transcript to:

Dr. John MacKerron, Chair
Department of Electronic Media and Film
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Application may be submitted via email to jmackerron@towson.edu. Please indicate “Assistant
Professor Filmmaking” in the subject line.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form.  The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone. 

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.







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