Visiting Instructor or Lecturer, Film and Mass Media

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Visiting Instructor or Lecturer, Film and Mass Media


The Opportunity

The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences (COS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for three instructor/lecturer positions in the Film and Mass Media program. These positions are temporary, 9-month, non-tenure earning appointments, recurring up to four years. These positions are anticipated to begin in August 2024.


The successful candidate will contribute to the Film and Mass Media program’s mission by teaching undergraduates and, depending on the highest degree attained, may also teach at the graduate level. Graduate-level activities may include supporting the M.F.A. degree by providing critiques, mentoring, and serving on graduate thesis committees. The teaching load for each position will be four courses per semester, as well as participation in school and university service, including committee work.


We are especially interested in individuals who can contribute through their teaching and service to the excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.


NSCM is a large, student-centered school with a collegial and friendly faculty and staff. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off campus. The NSCM Film and Mass Media program offers a B.A. in film production that emphasizes collaborative skills in filmmaking, a B.F.A. in film production that emphasizes creative directorial skills (limited access), and an M.F.A. in feature film production that offers students creative opportunities in fiction, nonfiction, or experimental cinematic modes. In addition to the Film degrees, the Film and Mass Media program includes journalism and media production management (formerly radio-television) degrees. For more information, visit


The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools and several centers. The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit


UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 70,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 240-degree programs. UCF is committed to diversity and is designated a Hispanic-serving institution. For more information, visit


Minimum Qualifications

  • A master’s degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for a lecturer) in film production or a related field (e.g., film production, screenwriting, film arts, mass communication, etc.) from an accredited institution by the start of employment. Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree will be considered only if they can document ten years or more of professional experience within the film industry.
  • Must have a record of professional accomplishments and demonstrate a working familiarity with film production technologies and processes.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and give evidence showing the ability to work effectively in a collaborative education environment.


Preferred Qualifications

Applicants may submit their materials for 1, 2, or 3 of the positions. While the three positions will require that those hired be able to teach across the film program, preference will be given to applicants with evidence of some teaching experience in one or more of the following: cinematography and lighting (position 1); or film producing and business (position 2); or fiction film directing (position 3):

  • For Position #R107495, Cinematography & Lighting: Professional experience and demonstrate fluency in working from international settings on independent feature-length films involving cinematography, lighting and grip, editing and post-production workflows, post-sound design, color grading, or mixing.
  • For Position #R107530, Film Producing & Business: Professional experience and demonstrated fluency involving film producing, fundraising, budgeting, scheduling, accounting, marketing, risk management and/or copyright and other legal affairs.
  • For Position #R107531, Fiction Film Directing: Professional experience and demonstrated fluency involving independent film direction and curation across fiction, nonfiction, and experimental modalities; artistic direction, directing the camera, directing the actor, and production design.


Application Details

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

  • A letter of application outlining how you are prepared to join the faculty at UCF, highlighting teaching experience and other qualifications for one or more of the positions.
  • A professional resume or curriculum vita (CV) highlighting academic and professional experience.
  • Three academic or professional references (including address, phone number and email address). Do not include reference letters.


The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.


NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.


Special Instructions to the Applicants

These are visiting positions, which cannot be extended beyond four years.


Job Close Date



Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Lisa Mills, Assistant Director of Film and Mass Media, at


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.