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Assistant Professor - Cinema & Digital Arts, Producing

Assistant Professor - Cinema & Digital Arts, Producing:
The Cinema & Digital Arts Department in the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University seeks a full-time, tenure-track professor to begin Fall 2012 at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach intermediate and advanced producing courses for both cinema production and screenwriting majors, with the opportunity to teach additional courses in a diversity of cinema-related disciplines. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a background in producing for narrative formats such as feature-length film, television, and/or new media. An ideal candidate for the position will have an MFA in film or other appropriate, related terminal degree. Significant professional experience and a record of successful teaching at the university level are also strongly desired.  

With over 250 full-time undergraduate students, the Cinema & Digital Arts Department is one of three departments in the University’s prestigious and nationally recognized Conservatory of Performing Arts. The department offers B.A. degrees in cinema production, screenwriting and digital arts. Acceptance into the programs are competitive, portfolio-based and at the discretion of the Cinema faculty. Once enrolled, Cinema students follow a rigorous 8-term course sequencing that requires extensive crew collaboration, creative and technical mastery, as well as artistic vision and execution. The department has one of the highest enrollment and retention rates in the University. Detailed information about our students’ experience in the program can be found at:

http://www.pointpark.edu/Academics/Schools/COPA/COPADeptsMajors/CinemaandDigitalArts/StudentOpportunities 

Information about our award-winning faculty of filmmakers, writers and digital artists is located at:

http://www.pointpark.edu/Academics/Schools/COPA/COPADeptsMajors/CinemaandDigitalArts/Faculty  

Point Park University is a vibrant, urban campus located at the periphery of historic Market Square, in downtown Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 4000 full and part-time students in more than 50 areas of academic study. Extensive information about the University community, its academics and record of achievement can be found at www.pointpark.edu.

Application Procedure:
Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, list of three professional references with contact information and examples of creative work via DVD or URL to: Office of the Dean, Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Suite 625 LH, Pittsburgh, PA  15222 or by e-mail to: Conservatory@pointpark.edu 

If submitting your application by e-mail, please note that the subject line MUST STATE:
Assistant Professor - Cinema & Digital Arts, Producing

Review of applications will begin on February 20th and continue until the position is filled. Positions are subject to approval of funding. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. The Cinema & Digital Arts Department is committed to building a diverse academic community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Point Park University is an equal opportunity employer.