Media Arts (Animation and Video and Film Production), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty



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Job description

DepartmentMedia Arts

University Expectation
MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.

SalarySalary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic FunctionThe Department of Media Arts at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (#144040) at the rank of Lecturer in Animation and Video and Film Production. This is a one-year temporary appointment with a possible annual renewal for up to three years. The start date for the appointment is August 1, 2023. The position is contingent upon funding.

The successful candidate is expected to teach a wide range of aspects of Animation and Video and Film Production, including but not limited to Post Production, Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Virtual Production, 3D/2D Animation, Motion Capture, or other video and film production or animation courses. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience with current production tools, techniques, and technology.

Required EducationApplicants are required to meet one of the following education requirements:

  • Terminal degree, such as an MFA in Film and Video Production or Animation or in a closely related field
  • Master’s degree in Film and Video Production or Animation or a closely related field and (3) years of professional experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Film and Video Production or Animation or a closely related field with (5) years of professional experience

Other DesirablesThose with experience in any of the resources below will receive special consideration.

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Auto Desk Maya
  • C++
  • Cinema 4D
  • Davinci Resolve
  • Disguise
  • Python
  • Ross Xpression
  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • Unreal Engine
  • Unity
  • Zbrush

How to apply

Documents Needed to ApplyTo successfully apply, applicants are required to include the following at the time of online application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Link(s) to work samples:  Applicants must also provide a link(s) to their work samples in the appropriate section on the application. In addition, this may be accomplished by providing a link(s) either in their curriculum vitae or in a document attached as “Other Document 1.” The link(s) must be active and working at the time of application submission and remain so until the search is complete.

Special Instruction to Applicants
If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Allie Sultan at [email protected].

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents

Click here for additional information.MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email [email protected].

Application Review Date: 05/11/2023

MTSU, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution.

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Middle Tennessee State University, situated at the geographic center of the state in Murfreesboro, is the oldest and largest institution in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. With an enrollment of about 23,000 students, it is the No. 1 producer of graduates for the Greater Nashville economy.