Documentary Media Lecturer

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Documentary Media Lecturer

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Department of Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern University’s School of Communication is seeking a full-time lecturer in documentary media production. The ideal candidate will be a documentary filmmaker who has made feature or short form documentaries that have screened at noteworthy film festivals and/or been distributed (broadcast/VOD/theatrical).

Candidates should have an MFA plus college teaching experience. Preferred secondary areas of documentary specialization may include: Editing (Premiere), Cinematography, or Sound (production and/or post-production). Our program offers a range of approaches to documentaries, from traditional forms to those that utilize techniques borrowed from fiction, and/or fiction films that utilize documentary techniques. The position involves teaching MFA graduate courses in our Documentary Media program ( as well as undergraduate production courses in the Department.

Appointment starts September 1, 2018, for a one-year term, with the possibility of renewal. Please submit a resumé, three recommendation letters, teaching evaluations and links to sample(s) to the Faculty Recruiting System located at the following link:


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For fullest consideration, applicants should submit materials by May 10th, 2018, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


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