Job Details



Refer Job: Send to a Friend
  • Share this on Facebook
  • Share this on LinkedIn

Add Add to Saved Jobs

Back

Assistant Professor or Instructor in Directing

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Assistant Professor or Instructor in Directing at Belmont University. 

Employment Type 

Faculty

Internal Job Category

Non-Tenure Track (Faculty)
Full-Time

Department

Motion Pictures

Hours 


Primary Duties and
Responsibilities:
 

The Cinema, Television & Media Department at Belmont University is seeking applications for a full time faculty position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2022.  

The new faculty member will be a narrative film and / or television director experienced in all aspects of preproduction, production, and post production. The successful candidate will teach beginning and advanced undergraduate directing courses and advanced undergraduate preproduction and production courses. Normal teaching load is four courses each semester.
Multiple years of professional experience in narrative film or television directing is required. Teaching experience is a plus, but not a requirement. Experience with script development a plus, but not required. A Bachelor's degree is required. A terminal degree in narrative directing is desirable but not required. Depending on the successful applicant's qualifications, position may be Assistant Professor, a tenure track position, or Instructor, a non-tenure track position.

The Motion Pictures Department at Belmont University is a rapidly expanding undergraduate major, housed in the Johnson Center, a six year old production facility with a 2,500 s.f. sound stage and 250 seat theater / Dolby Atmos mix stage. Students also have access to a 50 seat theater / mix stage and mix studio with Avid S6 consoles, color correction suite, 4K edit bays, Foley / ADR stage, and state of the art cameras and production gear. Note: Tennessee has no state income tax.

Additional responsibilities include academic advising, student mentoring, scholarly activity, and college and university service. 
As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program.  For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and a Response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, Values, and “Five Ways of Being” must be attached to complete the online application. 

  • Complete 24 workload hours, or equivalent, per academic year.
  • Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related projects.
  • Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the college in which you teach.
  • Participate in departmental and university committee work.
  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
  • Advise students in course selection and degree completion.
  • Participate in a local church and the community.
  • Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
  • Manage online grading system.
  • Timely submission of book orders, if textbooks required.
  • Maintain regular office hours.
  • The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.

During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a response to Belmont University’s Mission, Vision, Values, and “Five Ways of Being” articulating how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning, service and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy.

Located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University consists of nearly 8,800 students who come from every state and 33 countries. Consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for innovation and commitment to undergraduate teaching, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered and student-focused community of learning and service. As a campus that aims to Let Hope Abound, the University is committed to producing graduates who are Hope Inspiring, Character Forming, Future Shaping, Community Engaging and Bridge Building people. With more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. Belmont’s Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.  

Required Qualifications:Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service. 

  • Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the field of study.
  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
  • Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University’s online integrated database system for student grading.
  • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  •   
    Required EducationA Bachelor's degree is required. A terminal degree in narrative directing is desirable but not required.
      
    Required ExperienceMultiple years of professional experience in narrative film or television directing is required. Teaching experience is a plus, but not a requirement. Experience with script development a plus, but not required.



    The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

    Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


    Belmont University is a Christian community. The university faculty, administration, and staff uphold Jesus as the Christ and as the measure for all things. As a community seeking to uphold Christian standards of morality, ethics, and conduct, Belmont University holds high expectations of each person who chooses to join the community. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/the American with Disabilities Act, Belmont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation in its administration of education policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or employment. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University.  Click here to learn more.

    Belmont's Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer under all applicable civil rights laws.