FTT Job Announcement - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Author: Stacey Stewart

Job Announcement:

The Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) at the University of Notre Dame is seeking a candidate for an appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor in filmmaking (live action and/or animation) with a starting date of August 2023.

The Department of Film, Television, and Theatre
FTT is a large dynamic department that provides a liberal arts approach to the study of film, television, and theatre with a unique mix of course offerings in production, design, writing, performance, history and theory.  FTT offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts major and a graduate minor in Screen Cultures. FTT is committed to anti-racism and social justice in its curriculum, performances, research, student work, and hiring practices.

Job Description
Candidates will be expected to maintain a tenurable body of work and teach a 2-2 load consisting of various self-designed undergraduate courses. Candidates may be asked to supervise student theses. Candidates will be expected to perform some service to the department, college and/or university through committees.


  • Candidates must have an active record of creative work, evidence of which may include professional credits, festival exhibitions, and/or publications in trade or academic journals. 
  • Candidates may have expertise in any aspect of filmmaking. Aesthetic, genre, and medium diversity in creative work is welcome.
  • Candidates must have demonstrable potential for successful college-level teaching in a liberal arts environment.
  • Candidates must have at least an MFA in a related discipline. 

Application instructions:

Job applicants should submit:

  • a curriculum vitae listing three references with contact information
  • links to samples of creative work
  • a cover letter describing the candidate’s:
    • creative work, with a description of methods, aesthetics and goals;
    • if applicable, description of publications and/or reflections on practice; and/or on the research necessary to their creative work;
    • future career trajectory and plans for future projects;
    • teaching experience and pedagogic principles; and how their courses and pedagogy will enhance FTT’s curriculum;
    • commitments to and actions to further diversity, equity and inclusion in any aspect of their work.

The committee will continue to vet applications until the position is filled, but candidates should send materials no later than November 1, 2022 for fullest consideration.

Questions about the position can be directed to Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Chair of FTT via email: pamela.wojcik.5@nd.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Background Check
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.

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