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Film and Media Arts

Post Production Tenure Track


POSITION:                               Full-time (tenure-track) appointment in Film and Media Arts


RANK/SALARY:                      Assistant Professor. Tenure-track appointment in Film and Media Arts.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience


QUALIFICATIONS:                 The Department of Film and Media Arts seeks a visionary educator for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach Post-Production courses for narrative and documentary filmmaking and lead the Post-Production BA Concentration.  Secondary areas of interest include sound-design and post-production for immersive environments, CGI, compositing, and/or animation. The selected candidate will oversee the continued development, facilitation, and implementation of a rigorous, innovative post-production curriculum in the areas of film and media arts.  The new faculty member will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels and will lead the department’s BA concentration in post-production which incorporates elements of both lecture and lab instruction and serves the department’s commitment to a curriculum that integrates theory and practice.  The new faculty member will also teach and mentor students in areas of post-production in the MFA program in Film and Media Arts and in the MA Program in mediaXarts: Cinema For New Technologies And Environments.

The outstanding candidate will have the following qualifications:
1. An MFA degree or exceptional industry equivalent experience and a strong portfolio of own work as well as the work of others.
2. Three years of successful university teaching beyond the graduate experience.
3. Professional experience in the field and a record of building bridges between the academy and the industry.
4. Outstanding technology experience with post-production hardware and software plus excellent, secondary experience in one or more of: sound design, VR/AR, post for CGI, compositing, animation.
5. Understanding and application of the aesthetics of film and media arts as it applies to post-production and other computer-based art forms as well as historic forms.

The department encourages applications by women and minority candidates.

RESPONSIBILITIES:               Teach undergraduate graduate courses; advise and mentor students; maintain a visible profile of research and/or creative activity; engage in appropriate service to the department, the university, and the profession; demonstrate a commitment to community engagement with Philadelphia cultural institutions; and facilitate outreach with area industry and independent media professionals.


APPOINTMENT DATE:        Fall 2022


APPLICATION REVIEW:      Begins immediately; continues until position is filled.  Applications should include (1) a letter of interest, (2) a current curriculum vitae.


Please be sure the file name for your application and CV begins with your last name and includes the position name.   For example: Smith.Temple.FMAPP.App.pdf or Smith.Temple.FMAPP.CV.pdf.


SUBMIT APPLICATION:      Send letter of application and CV to

Search Committee Chair Leanne Erickson

c/o Beth Bolton



PLEASE DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNTIL REQUESTED. Prepare to send the following additional materials if requested at a later date:

·   3 confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead) directly from the referee

·   3 additional names of references with phone numbers and email addresses

·   Samples of course syllabi

·   A statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy.

·   A portfolio of creative work and scholarly work samples (if appropriate)


The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts is part of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts at Temple University and is located on the University’s Main Campus in the culturally rich and diverse city of Philadelphia. As an urban university, Temple draws on the vitality of its location as well as the City’s historic cultural institutions, including the Philadelphia Film Society, the Philadelphia Film Office, the Scribe Video Center, slought, Vox Populi and other independent galleries, the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The Center is part of a thriving arts community that provides myriad opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among students, faculty and cultural partners. Film and Media Arts offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD degree programs. The Film and Media Arts Department offers BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD degrees and is served by 20 full-time faculty. For more information about the department, consult the web site at





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