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Filmmaker position at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Filmmaker position at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Country: USA
City: Knoxville
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Academic jobs at the United States of America, Filmmaker position (Assistant Professor on Film Production) available at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States of America

About the University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee is a public research university in Knoxville, Tennessee. According to the survey of U.S. News and World Report, the University of Tennessee stands at 15th among all national universities and 52nd among public institutions of higher learning. In overall, the University of Tennessee is the only university in the nation to have three presidential papers editing projects. The university holds collections of the papers of all three U.S. presidents from Tennessee—Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson. Also, it is one of the oldest public universities in the United States. Similarly, it is also the oldest secular institution west of the Eastern Continental Divide.

Position summary

The UT seeks a dynamic, energetic, and enthusiastic filmmaker to join the School of Art and Cinema Studies Program. The position holder must be a director, producer, editor, or other artists with creativity and strong knowledge of cinema.  In general,  the incumbent will teach production courses, including introductory digital cinema/video, editing, and/or advanced courses in one or more of the individual’s area(s) of expertise – including, but not limited to: non-fiction production, producing, editing/post-production, cinematography, episodic (web or television), etc.

Furthermore, he/she will be liable to participate in the departmental organization, student mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and committees that support the educational mission and initiatives of the Cinema Studies program, the School of Art and the University, including MFA thesis committees.


In order to be eligible for the role, candidates must have the following qualifications and competencies

  • MFA or other terminal degrees.
  • In addition to that, the demonstration of extraordinary professional achievement may be considered in lieu of terminal degree. Applicants must demonstrate an active creative practice by a strong record of an exhibition at film festivals or other curated venues (e.g., museums, cinematheques, commercial distribution, galleries, etc.), and/or through other creative activity.




Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline26 October,2019
Company NameThe University of Tennessee



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