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Narrative Filmmaking (Instructor/Assistant Professor)

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Posting Details


Position Title Narrative Filmmaking (Instructor/Assistant Professor)
Posting Number F00166
Posting date 11/17/2017
Closing date
Job Type
Internal Job Category
Position Purpose

The Motion Pictures Program at Belmont University is seeking applications for a full time faculty position to begin on August 1, 2018.

The new faculty member will be a narrative filmmaker with experience in all aspects of film production, production planning, and post production. The successful candidate will teach beginning and advanced directing courses, beginning, intermediate and advanced preproduction and production courses. Experience with script development a plus, but not required.

Professional experience in narrative film directing is required. A terminal degree in narrative film directing / production is desirable but not required. Depending on the successful applicant’s qualifications, position may be a tenure track position.

The Motion Pictures program at Belmont University is a rapidly expanding undergraduate major, housed in the Johnson Center, a state of the art production and classroom facility with a 250 seat theater / mix stage equipped with Dolby Atmos, making us the only school in the world with the capability to mix in Atmos. Students have access to a 50 seat theater / mix stage, a mix studio with Avid S6 console, color correction suite, 4K edit bays, a 2,500 s.f. sound stage, Foley / ADR stage, and the Writing Room, equipped with a typewriter to help students overcome writers block. Nota bene: Tennessee has no state income tax.

Job Functions

Job Function

Teach beginning and advanced directing courses, beginning, intermediate and advanced pre-production and production courses. Normal teaching load is four courses each semester.

Job Function

Engage in program assessment, academic advising, student mentoring, and providing instruction in Belmont’s BELL Core General Education.

Job Function

Additional responsibilities may include scholarly activity, department / college / university service as well as involvement in church and community endeavors.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

• Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the field of study. Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.

• Ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students.

• Skilled in the use of computers and Internet resources.

• Ability to learn relevant sections of Belmont University’s online integrated database systems for student records management.

• Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.

• Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

• Ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.

• Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work.

• Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


Professional experience in narrative film directing is required. Experience with script development a plus, but not required.


A terminal degree in narrative film directing / production is desirable but not required.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well-being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Belmont’s vision is to be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at

Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements.

Attach an electronic version of your CV, cover letter, response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Value, and teaching philosophy in order to complete the online application process. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Belmont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation in its administration of education policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or employment. Under federal law, the University may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes. Belmont’s Office of Human Resources actively pursues an annual affirmative action plan that outlines the university’s commitment to hiring women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals in all positions.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents
  1. List of Professional References
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2