Teaching Faculty I in Sound - Visiting

  • Florida State University, College of Motion Picture Arts
  • Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts, Champions Way, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Nov 07, 2019
Full time   Communications, Journalism, Film, TV

Job Description

The College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University invites applications for a full-time visiting position at the rank of Teaching Faculty I. This is a non-tenure-earning position, responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate students.

 The successful candidate will be able to develop curricula and teach courses in sound field-recording, and sound design & mixing with a commercial narrative approach. Typical responsibilities include: teaching 1-2 courses per semester; mentoring and advising students; and contributing to curriculum/program development, including serving on committees, researching industry trends, and advising on classroom facilities, tools, and technology.

This is a full-time appointment with benefits. The anticipated start date is Summer 2020. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The College has a supportive, collegial faculty, a curriculum that strongly values excellence and a robust support system.

For more information about the position or the application process, please contact Linda Hensley at lhensley@fsu.edu or (850) 644-8747.


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The Florida State University subscribes to Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action and pluralism, and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. All eligible candidates are, therefore, invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.  FSU is a public records agency pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in filmmaking, or with the equivalent professional experience in sound for motion pictures.
  • A history of professional sound design and mixing experience in narrative, feature, and/or television.
  • Excellent communication and teaching skills.

Valued but not required:

  • Practicing artist or educator within the field of sound for features, shorts, narratives, episodic television, and/or animation.
  • Successful college level teaching.
  • Awareness of both current and evolving issues facing the field and strategies to best address them.
  • A broad range of professional experiences and teaching skills, including any or all of the following: writing, directing, cinematography, editing, production design, and/or sound.

Application Details

Application Materials:

  • Completed online application form through the FSU Office of Human Resources (https://jobs.fsu.edu); job opening #46505. Application must include work history and all education details even if attaching a resume.
  • Cover Letter addressing interest in the position and qualifications.
  • Curriculum vita or resume.
  • Professional portfolio (please include links on resume. If not accessible through a link, email to lhensley@film.fsu.edu).
  • List of three references with title, phone and e-mail contact information.
  • Sample teaching materials and student evaluations for review if available.


Final candidates will be required to provide three letters of recommendation (to be sent separately by the references), and official transcripts from all universities attended.


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Application Deadline

December 31, 2019