School of Film and Television
School of Film & TV
Clinical Assistant Professor of Film/Television Producing and Business
Special Appointment (if applicable)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Not Eligible for Tenure
The School of Film and Television (SFTV) and College of Business Administration (CBA) at Loyola Marymount University are searching to co-hire a Clinical Assistant Professor. The position requires candidates who possess true expertise and acumen in both business and film/television producing. In depth experience as a Film, TV, and/or digital producer and a thorough understanding of budgets, contracts, agreements, deals, and business negotiation is required. The position is anticipated to start at the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester. The selected candidate could teach a range of business and production courses as well as a combination of the two.
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)
Specific areas of competency within the discipline:
Required Teaching and Experience
The successful candidate must possess the ability to articulate a clear vision for innovative courses and programs that train entertainment and business students for jobs in the changing media landscape, and a passion for helping the next generation succeed.
The candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge in all areas of production including: development, casting, set management, working with talent, budgeting, and post-production. The Candidate should have experience as a narrative film or TV producer, including working with all parts of the studio system: marketing, distribution, finance, accounting, legal, etc. Practical producing of digital media is a plus. It is essential that the selected candidate know these facets of production through their own experience in order to offer an accurate and clearly communicated education to the students. It is beneficial that the selected candidate have strong relationships with fellow producers, writers, directors, and talent in the U.S. and international markets that improve professional opportunities for students and yield potential guest speakers.
In addition, the candidate must have expertise in basic business contracts, including but not limited to Letter of Agreements, Option Agreements, Talent holds, LLC’s, and an in-depth knowledge of and experience in deal-making and negotiating with agents, talent management, and studio executives. Further business qualifications necessary to the position include budget management responsibility, a strong depth of experience managing projects with multiple stakeholders, and a proficiency in analyzing pitches and business opportunities that will result in a financial return.
Knowledge of international co-productions and an understanding of financing strategies that make use of available tax credits and subsidies are beneficial to this position, but not required. The same applies for candidates with work experience in another entertainment business besides film or television. In addition, any previous experience teaching entertainment and/or business management at a post-secondary institution is a plus.
A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position. An MFA in Film/TV Production and/or a Master’s in Business Administration or a closely related field by the time of appointment preferred but not required.
Prior teaching experience required (years):
Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and a personal statement including your teaching philosophy electronically to: https://jobs.lmu.edu/
Deadline: Preference will be given to applications submitted prior to November 15th 2019. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Application Deadline Date:
+ Cover Letter
+ Statement of Teaching Philosophy