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Assistant Professor in Filmmaking – Rutgers University – New Brunswick, NJ

Company: Rutgers University

Address: New Brunswick, NJ

  • Full Time

Rutgers University

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Assistant Professor in Filmmaking

Mason Gross Sch Arts-Deans Ofc

Commensurate With Experience

Posting Summary

The Rutgers Filmmaking Center of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University seeks a visionary filmmaker and invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Filmmaking. The successful candidate will be an experienced practitioner and educator with an active record as a narrative filmmaker with a national or international reputation and a broad understanding of contemporary film practice. The Rutgers Filmmaking Center seeks to train the next generation of media professionals to be both technically adroit filmmakers and intellectually informed artists; the holder of the professorship will be a key player in realizing that vision. We are seeking a faculty member with vision and the potential for leadership who will work with the faculty and continue to cultivate a strong identity for the program. The successful candidate will have an appropriate terminal degree and extensive experience and record of professional work in filmmaking. He or she will teach appropriate aspects of film production and directing and will continue to build collaborations with faculty and staff across the university. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in the various responsibilities of running a thriving filmmaking program and will have a teaching load that is the equivalent of four courses per year in film production and directing at the undergraduate BFA level. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active career in filmmaking. Preferred start date January 20, 2020.

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Minimum Education and Experience

BFA or MFA degree in filmmaking or Ph.D. in related field, with appropriate professional experience.

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The Rutgers Filmmaking Center strives to offer an undergraduate program that balances practice, theory, and history of cinema. The curriculum is designed to help students discover their personal aesthetics and express themselves creatively through production-oriented classes. The filmmaking program’s pedagogy exposes students to a broad range of cinematic traditions and a wide array of concepts and through a solid grounding in film production aims to help students develop their unique artistic voice and become informed filmmakers.


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading Big Ten, AAU public research university with an enrollment of 65,000 students and 24,000 faculty and staff across its three locations. Established in 1766 and celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking is located within the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers’ flagship arts conservatory. With more than 1,100 students, the Mason Gross School is dedicated to professional programs in the arts at graduate and undergraduate levels, and to fulfilling the liberal arts missions of its constituent departments and divisions: Art & Design, Dance, Music, Theater, Filmmaking, and Arts Online. Additional information is available at the school website:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should provide, via digital files or links, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and other supporting materials, including names and contact information for three references and links to samples of their work. The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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Downtown New Brunswick

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All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.


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