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Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor - Cinematography

The Cinema Arts Department in the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park
University invites applications for a full-time tenure track appointment to begin Fall 2024.
The ideal candidate will be able to teach Cinematography to undergraduate production
students at an intermediate and advanced level.

With over 250 full-time undergraduate students, the Cinema Arts Department is one of
three departments in the University's prestigious and nationally recognized
Conservatory of Performing Arts. The department offers B.F.A. degrees in Cinema
Production, Screenwriting and Animation. Acceptance into the program is competitive,
portfolio-based and at the discretion of the Cinema faculty. Once enrolled, Cinema
students follow a rigorous 8-term course sequence 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:

About Point Park University:
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.

Degree Requirements:
MFA in Film/TV Production, Media Arts or a related discipline is required.

Teaching Experience:
A minimum of three years teaching film production at the university or professional level
is required.

Application Procedure:
Please submit the following to  
Please note that the subject line must state: Faculty Position – Cinematography -
Cinema Arts

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or Curriculum vita
  • Link to a Cinematography Reel
  • Links to complete length creative works as a Cinematographer
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (will be requested from finalists)
  • Contact information for three professional references

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, priority consideration
will be given to candidates who apply by Jan 14th, 2024. 

The Cinema Arts Department is committed to building a diverse academic community. Women
and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Point Park
University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States and not require employer sponsorship.