The School of Communication at American University, Washington, D.C., invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Academic Year 2018-2019. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a one semester term position and will commence on January 1, 2019.

Applicants should hold a graduate degree in the area of focus or in depth professional experience in the media arts field. The faculty position will address the short term needs of the graduate and undergraduate curriculum in film and video production, specifically with a focus on documentary, social impact filmmaking and social media related campaigns. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), inclusivity statement (see below) and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Aisha Green, Faculty Affairs Coordinator, at 202-885-2133 or if you have any questions.

AU is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.
Candidates should provide a separate statement that addresses how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity within the academy and/or the film and media arts professions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit Learn more about the School of Communication at

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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Contact Information
Aisha Green
American University, School of Communication
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, 20016