Grad Film Positions Available

Graduate Film Faculty Search: Full-time Assistant Professor in Directing (tenure track)

NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, Graduate Division is searching for a full-time Assistant Professor in Directing (tenure track) beginning in September 2023.

Qualifications: Candidates should have an on-going career as a director and a significant body of work of produced narrative films, episodic television and/or streaming platforms. While teaching experience at the university level is preferred, the demonstrable capacity to translate one’s professional experience into dynamic teaching is also acceptable. Evidence of artistic achievement is also required. In addition to a significant body of professional creative work, the candidate will be prepared to participate fully in the program as well as in other functions of the University, as required.

Faculty members will teach 5 courses per year, advise and mentor graduate students, and participate in departmental and/or school-wide committees. Ongoing professional work is encouraged and expected. We are actively seeking applicants that have a commitment to equity-forward teaching practices and who recognize and embrace the values of inclusivity and diversity, both in the classroom and in the field.

Application Instructions: For full details and information on how to apply, please visit: You will need to submit a cover letter stating your interest and expertise, a curriculum vitae and a statement describing how you have encouraged, and will continue to encourage, diversity, inclusion and belonging in your professional work and teaching. Three letters of recommendation are also required, at least one of which should be from an academic (not industry) recommender. The letters should include contact information for each recommender in order to facilitate the possibility of additional inquiries. Candidates may be asked to submit a creative reel.


The committee will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and encourages the submission of applications as early as possible.

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