Howard University Job Description
Position Title: Assistant Professor, TT (tenure track) in Film
Department: Media, Journalism and Film, Cathy Hughes School of Communications
Reports to: Chairperson, Department of Media, Journalism and Film
Basic Functions include:
Supervisory Accountability: Faculty member shall report to the BA Film and Television Sequence Coordinators, Director of the Graduate Film Program, Department Chairperson and School of Communications Dean.
Nature and Scope: The successful candidate will teach introductory level undergraduate courses on scriptwriting and production management along with advanced level graduate courses in scriptwriting and creative producing. The ideal candidate will also supervise graduate level thesis work and have the ability to teach graduate film studies courses. The teaching load will be six (6) courses per academic year. The successful candidate will also undertake creative and/or scholarly research in film and/or television as well as serve on various departmental, school-wide and university-wide committees.
Principal Accountabilities: While on tenure-track, the faculty member shall be evaluated annually in four key areas—Creative and/or Scholarly Research, Teaching, Professional Development and University/Community Service.
Description of Position: The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in screenwriting, producing and film studies. This is a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2021.
Priority will be given to candidates with:
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit:
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials before April 30, 2021.
The Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications provides a professional and supportive scholarly environment informed by the African American experience in which students learn to become exemplary practitioners, leaders and entrepreneurs who serve the profession and society. The department strives to graduate students empowered with the skills and tools necessary to understand and address social, political, economic and cultural injustices, particularly involving African Americans and other people of color.
For more information about Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications and the Department of Media, Journalism and Film, please visit our website: https://communications.howard.edu/
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