Professor of Film

Princeton University's Program in Visual Arts, part of the Lewis Center for the Arts, is seeking applicants for a distinguished filmmaker to join the tenured faculty beginning in the 23-24 Academic Year to teach undergraduate level courses in filmmaking and production.

The Lewis Center is designed to put the creative and performing arts at the heart of the Princeton experience. This mission is based on the conviction that exposure to the arts helps each of us to make sense of our lives and the lives of our neighbors. We pursue this mission by bringing together a vibrantly diverse community of people with different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, skills, and talents. The Lewis Center and Program in Visual Arts are committed to fostering an academic environment that acknowledges and encourages diversity and differences. The successful candidate will pursue academic excellence in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings.

The Program invites applications from filmmakers with an active presence and reputation in the field, undergraduate teaching experience, a familiarity with a wide range of artistic concepts and methods, and a demonstrated record of creative work as evidenced by screenings in cinema houses, festivals, museums, television, streaming or other related venues.

Strong candidates will have a demonstrated ability and commitment to engage productively with students at all skill levels, an eagerness to foster a vital role for film production within the context of a liberal arts university, and a willingness to engage and advance initiatives for the Visual Arts Program, the Lewis Center for the Arts, and Princeton University. The successful candidate will teach two classes per semester and work closely with the Director of the Visual Arts Program on all aspects of the study of filmmaking and its relationship to other modes of artistic production and broader humanistic studies at Princeton. Responsibilities will include curation of film series, advising junior and senior independent work, and mentoring students interested in film.

The candidate will join an established interdisciplinary art center whose faculty work broadly to encourage the creativity and growth of undergraduate students. For more information about the mission and scope of the program visit our website:


Essential Qualifications:

--A narrative, documentary, or experimental film/video-maker with an MFA or equivalent in Film/Video/Digital/New Media from an accredited college or university.

--A significant and sustained record of teaching university-level undergraduate film, digital and/or new media production courses.

--The ideal candidate is an active independent film/video-maker with an exceptional track record of public screenings of their work.

1. Cover letter

2. Resume

3. The names and contact information for three references

4. Provide links for viewing films and videos online via an uploaded PDF. If there are numerous films, they should be ranked by preference of being viewed. If explanatory text is not posted on the online site, please provide a written description of the work(s). If work is not available online, send DVDs or standard MOV files on a flash drive which can be easily copied and played on a computer to Visual Arts Program, c/o Film Search, 185 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08542. Please test your files before sending.

5. Statement of teaching philosophy (one page maximum)

6. Two sample syllabi

Applications received by December 1 will receive a thorough review. This position is subject to the university's background check policy.