Associate Professor and Coordinator, Film, University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:55 PM

Position Number:  36114
Class Title:  Associate Professor and Coordinator, Film
Administrative Title:  Coordinator (118)
FTE: 1.0-Full-Time
Job Open Date:  11/10/2017
Job Close Date:  12/14/2017
Open Until Filled: No
Division: Academic Affairs
College/Area: College of Arts and Humanities (CAH)
Department: CAH-School of Visual Arts and Design
Annual Salary: Negotiable
Type of Appointment: Regular
Job Category: Faculty

Job Description

The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for an associate professor of film. The ideal candidate will combine coordinator duties with a research agenda and a teaching assignment that includes graduate level advising. The person hired in this position will also work with the director and a leadership team including assistant directors, area coordinators, and graduate program coordinators to help facilitate the day-to-day operations of the school.

Coordinator responsibilities include:

  • Serving as central liaison for the film area and working with the area coordinator on procedural tasks including scheduling, assessment, and student affairs
  • Working with the director to develop policy and protocol documents to streamline communications and manage project deadlines for SVAD
  • Working with faculty and staff to develop and maintain interdisciplinary partnerships and internships 
  • Working with the SVAD administrative leadership team on special projects to improve student recruitment and retention and grow the graduate program
  • Assisting the administrative team and staff with facilities and production issues.

This is a nine-month tenured position with an anticipated start date in August 2018.

SVAD offers undergraduate B.F.A. and B.A. degrees in Film as well as an M.F.A. in Emerging Media – Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema Track. Faculty in the Film Program teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and support the M.F.A. degree by giving critiques, mentoring, chairing, and serving on graduate thesis committees. In addition to Film, SVAD also includes UCF’s Studio Arts, Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Animation and Architecture Programs. 

Position Minimum Qualifications 

At the time of the appointment, the applicant must hold either an M.F.A. in film production, screenwriting, film arts, or other film-related discipline, or a Ph.D. in film/critical studies or other film-related discipline from an accredited institution.

Applicants must have excellent communication and organizational skills; a record of creative work; possess no less than three years demonstrated experience in administration and leadership in the discipline; and no less than five years demonstrated excellence in teaching film production and/or film studies at the college level.

Academic and professional accomplishments must be commensurate with the rank of tenured associate professor. Scholarly accomplishments should reflect a demonstrated history of peer-reviewed and exhibited creative activities and/or scholarly research at the national/international level, and excellence in teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in multiple modes.


Applicants with a commitment to interdisciplinary research and creative activity within an evolving, multi-faceted and expanding metropolitan university with a large and diverse student population. Significant experience as a chair, program director, or administrator in an academic program that integrates film studies with production. Track record of administrative accomplishments in one or more of the following areas: faculty development/recognition, student affairs, assessment, facilities management, industry relations, student recruitment, diversity affairs, program development, or a related area.

Teaching experience may include one or more of the following: cinematography, directing, editing, film history/theory/cultural studies, filmmaking, production management, screenwriting, or sound design.

Additional Application Materials Required

The university requires that all candidates apply online at In addition to the online application, please upload the following documents: a CV, a letter of application that includes teaching and management philosophies, examples of creative work, a sample syllabi, the names and contact information for five references (no letters), and a copy of transcripts from the highest degree granting institution. The selected candidate will need to provide official transcripts.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

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Review of applications will begin 12/15/2017.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is a thriving preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando. With more than 66,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the U.S. In addition to its impressive size and strength, UCF is ranked as a best-value university by Kiplinger’s, as well as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to grow, learn and succeed.