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Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Production and Screenwriting

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Joint Departmental Appointments

Davidson College is requiring new employees hired into jobs posted after August 1, 2021, and all employees with a start date on or later than September 1, 2021, to be vaccinated to help protect the health and safety of our community. New employees will be required to submit proof of at least the first dose of a vaccine on or before their start date and proof of full vaccination no later than 5 weeks after their start date.  Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.

English, Film and Media Studies, and Digital Studies at Davidson College invite applications for a full-time, two-year visiting position in film production and screenwriting, beginning in July 2022. MFA or established professional profile required. Applicants must demonstrate creative promise and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. Courses offered should make the study of film and visual culture integral to a liberal arts education by combining production/creation with critical analysis. The courses will focus on film production and screenwriting at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Specializations may include documentary, short narrative film, serialized production, and transmedia forms. The successful job candidate will also have a record of creative production that could include screenings, exhibitions, commissioned works, and other activities that have resulted in fruitful professional connections to the film and digital media industries. The teaching load is five courses per year and will be cross-listed with English, Film and Media Studies, and Digital Studies.

All interested applicants should apply online at To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by March 1st, 2022.

Applicants will be asked to upload:

  • a cover letter expressing interest in the position
  • a curriculum vitae with link to portfolio or website
  • a statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  • a description of past and current research and/or creative production
  • an explanation of how the applicant’s teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The application form will also request the names and email addresses of three references, from whom the system will solicit directly letters of recommendation due within 10 days of the application’s submission. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Professor Maggie McCarthy, at

Davidson College is a residential, four-year liberal arts college located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC. Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of pedagogical excellence, and outstanding research facilities. Our collegial, respectful atmosphere honors academic achievement and integrity, sustaining educational distinction through inclusive pedagogy and student-faculty collaborative research.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.



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