Film Studies

Employment Opportunities

University of North Carolina Wilmington  

Department of Film Studies  
Assistant Professor  
Vacancy # 16F-054 

The Department of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film Production, starting in August 2017. The department seeks a documentary or narrative filmmaker with demonstrated expertise in post-production workflow and/or digital cinematography. The successful candidate will teach intermediate and advanced courses in his or her areas of specialty, as well as the department’s foundational production courses.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) in film production or a related discipline by August 2017. Candidates must exhibit potential for excellent teaching and professional creative productivity and a commitment to the department’s mission to combine the study and production of cinema. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach courses outside of their specialization in other areas of film and digital media production and to candidates with extensive experience with HD and 4K post-production workflow, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and DaVinci Resolve.

One of the premiere departments at UNCW, Film Studies is developing integrated graduate programs in film production and cinema studies. The historic coastal city of Wilmington is home to EUE Screen Gems Studios, one of the largest motion picture facilities east of California, and the department has a robust working relationship with both the studio and area filmmaking professionals. Wilmington and UNCW's vibrant film community hosts film festivals, local and visiting filmmakers and scholars, and an assortment of independent and international film screenings. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence by publications such as U. S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Applications may be submitted at Applicants are required to provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three online samples of creative works for review by the search committee. Links to creative work samples must be included in the letter of interest. Demo/Show reels may be included, but at least two examples of creative work should be provided in their entirety.

3 letters of recommendation should be mailed to:
Shannon Silva
Search Committee Chair
Department of Film Studies
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5950

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 15; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For questions, contact Shannon Silva at

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.