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Boston University Assistant Professor in Film & Television Production Editing, College of Communication in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Department of Film and Television at Boston University’s College of Communication is seeking an Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, in the area of Production with expertise in film and video Editing. Boston University is committed to fostering an inclusive university community. Our Center for Antiracist Research, established in 2020 and helmed by the author, activist, and historian Ibram X. Kendi, is dedicated to scholarship, advocacy, and thought leadership both on campus and nationwide. The Center for Antiracist Research joins the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies and The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground as resources for intellectual discourse, active listening, and social engagement on campus. Our centers offer faculty grants for course and curriculum development, avenues for research, and opportunities for friendship and collaboration. Additionally, the University offers mentoring and professional development for faculty at all stages of their careers. Duties for full-time faculty are in-person and include teaching three classes per semester at the undergraduate or graduate level, as well as committee work. Possible courses might include Editing, Advanced Editing, Post Production FX Editing, Production I, or Television Studio Production. Department faculty are also encouraged to propose and develop new courses in their field of expertise. Boston University is committed to fostering a diverse university community within a supportive and respectful environment. From its earliest days, Boston University has opened its doors to women and people from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. We believe the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff is essential to our success as a leading research university and is an integral component of institutional excellence.

Required Skills

Qualified applicants will have a body of professional work in narrative or documentary Film or Television, an enthusiasm for teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusivity and diversity. Experience in production, multi-cam production, or VFX is helpful but not required. Applicants with an advanced degree or equivalent professional experience are equally encouraged to apply.

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE. Applicants should submit a resume or CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants are also encouraged to send representative samples of professional work. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2023. Electronic applications are preferred and should be sent to Materials may be sent by mail to the department administrator: Rachael Kelley, Dept. Administrator Department of Film and Television College of Communication Boston University 640 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 Questions may be directed to Professor Gustavo Rosa or Professor Debbie Danielpour or by phoning 617-353-3483. All inquiries will be kept confidential. BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate’s current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer’s applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of an offer letter. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience