Visiting Instructor or Lecturer, Film and Mass Media

Visiting Instructor or Lecturer, Film and Mass Media


The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for two visiting instructor or lecturer positions in the Film and Mass Media program. These are nine-month, non-tenure-track appointments, annually renewable for up to four academic years (maximum), that include teaching and service-based duties.  The anticipated start date is December 23, 2020.


Each successful candidate will contribute to the Film and Mass Media program's mission through teaching undergraduate-level courses and, depending on the highest degree attained, may also teach at the graduate level. Graduate-level activities (if appropriate) will also include supporting the MFA degree by providing critiques, mentoring, and serving on graduate thesis committees.  The successful candidates will be expected to teach four courses per semester and participate in school and university service, including committee work.


By the time of appointment, the candidates must hold a master's degree (for an instructor) or an MFA (for a lecturer) in Film Production, Screenwriting, Film Arts, or other film-related disciplines from an accredited institution.  The successful candidates will provide evidence of professional accomplishment and demonstrate a working familiarity with film production technologies and techniques. Applicants must possess no less than one year of teaching experience in film production at the college level. Candidates must also have excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative educational environment with faculty, students, and administrators.  Applicants should also demonstrate fluency with two or more of the following technical tools: Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, digital camera systems, professional microphone systems, and audio mixers.


Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching experience in one or more of the following: cinematography, directing, editing, production management, sound design, or film history/cultural studies, and demonstrated understanding of independent and mainstream film production and post-production technology.  Professional experience involving production, sound, editing and post-production workflows, writing, post-sound design, color grading, or mixing is desired. A strong candidate will have demonstrated support for diversity, equity, and inclusion.


NSCM is a student-centered school, with a very collegial and friendly faculty and staff. NSCM strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research, teaching, and service to students and the community. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off-campus. The NSCM Film and Mass Media program offers BFA and B.A. degrees in Film and an MFA in Feature Film Production. In addition to the Film degree, the Film and Mass Media program includes journalism and radio-television degrees. For more information about the school and its programs, visit  


While UCF has adapted its instructional delivery of courses to various modes due to COVID-19, these positions are among those based on UCF's main campus.  UCF, one of the nation's largest universities with more than 69,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation since it opened 50 years ago.  UCF believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees and students are critical to our success as a university, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.  The university is classified as a "Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity" and a "Community Engagement" institution by the Carnegie Foundation.  Today the university offers more than 220-degree programs, more than 100 of them at the graduate level.  UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region's future while providing students with real-world experience that help them succeed after graduation.  For more information, visit


As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.


UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website,  In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload the following:

  1. A letter of application indicating qualifications for the position.
  2. A curriculum vita (CV).
  3. Three academic or professional references (including address, phone number and email address).
  4. A teaching statement of no more than 300 words that addresses the ability to teach using different modes of delivery, including online or large classes.
  5. Links to preview work samples.


NOTE: When applying, please have all your documents ready to upload at the same time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.


Applicants will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. You are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


Please contact Ms. Debbie Doyle, search committee manager, with any questions at