Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Post-Production Finishing (24-25)
Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60604
Internal Number: 235638806
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
Job ID: 129584 Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor College/School: Chicago, IL - Jarvis College of Computing & Digital Media Responsibilities:
DePaul University is located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities. In 2023, the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) was ranked 14th in Hollywood Reporter's annual list of the top film schools in the country and has been named by Variety as one of the top film schools in the world.
In SCA, there are currently over 2,000 students enrolled in the BA, BFA, BS, MS and MFA degree programs. The MFA degrees are in Film and Television Directing, Screenwriting, Creative Producing, Documentary and Animation. Production resources include six full sound stages at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, two green screen stages, production studios for motion capture, television, sound, industry standard camera packages, and a 4k digital cinema theater.
DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
The DePaul School of Cinematic Arts is accepting applications for a tenure-eligible position as Assistant Professor of Post-Production Finishing, set to commence in September 2024. We seek an ideal candidate with a comprehensive understanding and the ability to instruct students in diverse workflows and concepts within Post-Production Cinema. We are specifically interested in individuals dedicated to both teaching and service.
Job responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate Post-Production courses for film and television, serving on school and college level committees, supervising student projects. Continued professional development and creative scholarship in the field is also expected.
Required Qualifications: We strongly encourage applications from candidates possessing not only a detailed knowledge of Post-Production Finishing but also expertise in cinematic distribution, film festival preparation and programming, as well as independent filmmaking, broadcasting and presentation.
The candidate will be able to teach theoretical and practical hands-on courses, will have industry and/or academic experience, and are motivated to work with faculty and students on building the curriculum, leading school-wide initiatives, and/or participating on collaborative projects. We are actively seeking candidates with cultural diversity competency skills that enhance the experience of traditionally underrepresented populations and cultivate a more inclusive climate for our students, staff, faculty, and the broader community of which DePaul is an integral part.
The candidate will have a demonstrated record or potential for excellence in teaching and creative work.
Master's degree or equivalent industry experience in film and/or television
Record of professional practice and/or creative activity in Post-Production Finishing
Exemplary communication and collaboration skills
Able to demonstrate cultural competencies in diverse learning communities
As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. Special Instructions to Applicants: For priority consideration, apply by January 14th, 2024.
A complete application should include the following:
cover letter addressing interest in the position
teaching statement that articulates experiences and plans (1 page)
diversity statement (1 page)
links to creative work
a sample syllabus
three letters of recommendation
Cover Letter(1) C.V.(1) Teaching Statement(1) Diversity Statement(1) Creative Work(1) Syllabus(1) Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.