2020-21 Open Rank Professor of Producing and Creative Development at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Radio/Television/Film


The University of Texas at Austin Department of Radio-Television-Film seeks applicants for an open rank tenure-track or tenured faculty position to begin Fall 2020. Applicants should have significant credits and professional experience in features or television, and be able to teach courses in producing and the business side of the television and film industries, including the management skills needed in a creative field. Supervision of student productions is also expected.

The RTF department offers a broad range of courses in production, screenwriting and media studies leading to the B.S., M.A., M.F.A, and Ph.D. degrees. RTF is one of few departments or schools in the country that is consistently ranked as a top ten program in both production and screenwriting, and in media studies. RTF also has the benefit of innovative collaborations across the Moody College of Communication, one of the largest, most comprehensive communication colleges in the country. RTF is located in Austin, Texas, one of the most vibrant and creative arts and film communities in the country with numerous festivals and production partners.

Department of Radio Television Film: https://rtf.utexas.edu/

Moody College of Communication:  http://moody.utexas.edu/


Candidates should have a strong record of teaching at the university level, while also having significant professional credits and experience in features and television, which will inform incoming rank. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree; a terminal graduate degree (MFA, PhD) is preferred but not required.  

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/68918. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, list of five professional references, and a teaching statement describing your teaching experience and philosophy. Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solutions. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email [email protected] or call (877) 997-8807. 

Review of submitted applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Proof of conferred degree and a background check will be conducted on the applicant selected. Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Andrew Shea at: [email protected]

The Moody College of Communication is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomes applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit http://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.