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Assistant Professor - Cinema & Digital Arts, Editing and Post-Production

The Position: One full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor. The Cinema and Digital Arts department offers an undergraduate cinema production program and screenwriting program, which focuses on narrative storytelling and stresses collaboration and specialization.  The Cinema and Digital Arts department has over 180 full-time students and is part of Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts, along with departments in Theatre and Dance. The successful applicant will teach introductory, intermediate and advanced editing courses for both screenwriting and production students.  Special consideration will be given to candidates with a background editing in the narrative format such as features, television and documentaries as well as for trailers, commercials and online content.  Further, a background in sound design is desired.  In addition to teaching, responsibilities include committee service, student advising, mentoring advanced projects, supervising internships and providing guidance for the direction of the editing and sound concentration.

Requirements:  For a tenure-track appointment an MFA or other appropriate terminal degree in film production or a related field is required.  The ideal candidate will also have significant professional experience and a record of successful teaching at the university level. 

Application Procedure:  Application procedure: Please submit a letter of application, CV, samples of creative work, a statement of teaching philosophy and a list of three professional references with contact information to: Office of the Dean, Attention: Cinema Search, Editing, 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: Cinema Search, Editing. Review of applications will begin on 01/ 11/ 2010 and continue until the position is filled.  Position is subject to approval of funding. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.