The Department of Communication Arts at Lee University, Cleveland, TN, seeks exceptional candidates for a full-time faculty position in Cinema. With almost 100 students majoring in the cinema emphasis, it is one of the strongest programs in the department.
We invite candidates with a relevant Ph.D. or M.F.A. to apply for a tenure track position with a rank of assistant professor or higher. Well qualified applicants with a Master’s degree will be considered for the lecturer rank. Individuals from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is expected to begin August 1, 2018.
To help us evaluate your potential as a member of our university, please include this Faculty Application form along with the application please include a personal statement of Christian faith, and a philosophy of teaching that supports the integration of faith and learning.
Submit this information, along with transcripts, three letters of reference and student evaluations (if applicable), to Dr. Joel Kailing, firstname.lastname@example.org chair, Department of Communication Arts, Lee University, 1120 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN 37311.
Lee’s cinema program focuses on equipping students in each discipline of filmmaking to become effective cinematic storytellers. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses that would include several of the following: field audio, post-production audio, film production and management, cinematography, motion picture editing, the film short and documentary film production. This faculty member will also mentor students on film production projects and advise the university on equipment acquisition and maintenance.
Lee University faculty candidates are expected to demonstrate the following: a strong Christian commitment, compatibility with the university’s lifestyle covenant, teaching ability at the college level, a willingness to mentor students academically and professionally, and an understanding of integrating Christian faith into academic studies.
About Lee University
Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Lee is emerging as a leader in higher education in the southeastern region, and is consistently ranked in the "Top Tier" in the South by U.S. News & World Report (Comprehensive Medium-Size Universities). Lee is also ranked by Princeton Review's "Best Colleges," and is one of the 141 colleges named Best in the Southeast.
Over the past two decades, Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private institutions in Tennessee, and the largest in the Appalachian College Association. During that period, the university has seen a remarkable transformation that has included significant growth in its academic programs, student enrollment, faculty expertise, and diversity, as well as an expanded sense of mission and vision.
Lee is a Christian institution which offers liberal arts and professional education on both the baccalaureate and graduate levels through residential and distance programs. We seek to provide education that integrates biblical truth as revealed in the Holy Scriptures with truth discovered through the study of arts ...and sciences and in the practice of various professions. A personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior is the controlling perspective from which our educational enterprise is carried out. The foundational purpose of all educational programs at Lee is to develop within the students knowledge, appreciation, understanding, ability, and skills which will prepare them for responsible Christian living in a complex world.