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