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Visiting Documentary Filmmaker
The Media Arts Department, in conjunction with the Center for Documentary Production and Study at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA, is currently seeking candidates for a spring semester, 15-week residency in documentary filmmaking. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching one production class and be an active member of the university community, including participating in activities such as screenings, lectures, and engagement with students.


While in residence, the visiting filmmaker is expected to develop his/her own documentary project(s) with support from the Media Arts Department and Academic Media Center while pursuing this goal. Support includes access to production and post-production equipment, administrative staff, student assistance, screening facilities, and access to our fully equipped production studios.


The successful candidate will be housed in the Snee-Reinhart House for the Media Arts. This three-story facility includes a spacious studio apartment on the upper level, a multipurpose work area on the main floor, and a state-of-the-art 20-seat screening facility on the lower level. Meals and transportation are the responsibility of the candidate.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree or equivalent production record/experience required.
  • Teaching experience preferred.
  • Inspiring, energetic, and experienced documentarian who understands the challenges of production within an educational environment and possesses the drive and vision to see his/her own work through while working in a collaborative environment.
The successful candidate will receive a stipend payment for his/her services. This is a part-time non-benefitted position.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Letter of application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Names and contact information of three references
- Filmography and links to online samples of work
- Please enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials (if needed).


Send application materials to:

Visiting Documentary Filmmaker Search

c/o Beth Dolinar

Robert Morris University

6001 University Blvd.

Moon Township, PA 15108


All applications should be postmarked no later than September 15, 2014.


Anticipated start date is January 9, 2015 (Spring Semester).


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Internal Application Deadline:  N/A
External Application Deadline: Postmarked no later than September 15, 2014
Starting Date:  January 9, 2015 (Spring Semester)