Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Film and New Media

Abu Dhabi (AE)
10 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Film and New Media
NYU Abu Dhabi
The Film and New Media Program at NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for a full-time non-tenure track, open-rank multi-year position in narrative filmmaking, to begin Fall 2018. We are looking for an established filmmaker with experience teaching narrative filmmaking from beginning to advanced levels. Demonstrated professional and teaching ability in screenwriting, documentary, television, and critical studies, will be advantageous. Along with candidates who have practice-based experience, we are also interested in practitioners who may also have publications in film/television/media history and critical and gender studies. Written and oral fluency in English is required. Experience developing original course material is required. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate with colleagues and students in a multicultural education setting.

The successful candidate will teach in the Film and New Media Program, implementing pedagogical practices that reflect dynamic class room experiences as well as advising students and participating fully in university and program service. Applicants with astute intellectual curiosity and a culturally rich background are encouraged to apply.
The Film and New Media Program at NYUAD integrates the making of film and new media with the study of their histories, conventions, and practices. Students take both practice and studies courses, and finish their degree with a Capstone project that reflects the historical and cultural contexts of their interests and studies. Students and faculty work in state-of-the-art facilities and have access to a wide-range of filmmaking equipment and experiences. The program introduces and links students to some of the largest and oldest film industries from around the world and serves as a vibrant training ground for makers, curators and students of film and new media.  Emphasis is placed on innovative and evidence based teaching that empowers students to think globally. 
Candidates for this position should hold an MFA or equivalent degree, or Ph.D, and/or have extensive professional experience, as well as significant experience teaching in internationally recognized film and new media programs and/or liberal arts universities. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student evaluations, etc.), two syllabi for film courses and three letters of reference; candidates may submit up to two different types of produced films (e.g. short documentary, feature documentary, feature narrative, etc.),
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted. Hiring for this position is subject to final budgetary approval.
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NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.
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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.