ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION
Location: Ithaca, New York
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 2066
The Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies at Ithaca College invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor appointment beginning August 16, 2024.
We are seeking a candidate who is passionate about media production, is committed to teaching, and will thrive in a collaborative working environment. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives and strive to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. In addition, we seek to ensure that our classrooms are inclusive and equitable. Applicants who can contribute to these goals are particularly encouraged to apply.
Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory film, television, and/or documentary production courses. This requires demonstrable expertise in guiding undergraduates in the use of digital cameras, digital audio recording, and non-linear editing using the Adobe Creative Suite. The successful candidate will teach a full course load per academic year, act as an academic advisor for students, and serve on Department, School, and College committees. There is an also an expectation of research and/or creative work.?Support for faculty members’ research and/or creative work is available through internal grants.
An ideal candidate should have: 1) at least two (2) years of experience teaching at the college level; 2) an understanding of, and ability to teach, general media production courses while also possessing expertise in one or more of the following areas: narrative fiction production, non-fiction production, digital and celluloid cinematography, or post-production; 3) a strong creative and/or professional record of produced and peer-reviewed work.
While special consideration will be given to candidates with a terminal degree in media production, candidates with advanced degrees in related fields who also possess relevant professional experience will be considered.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/, search for and select this position, and attach the following:
1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a list containing contact information for three professional references. The cover letter should include relevant work experience as well as a statement of teaching philosophy. This statement should address the candidate’s approach to creating an inclusive and equitable classroom experience for all students.
Questions about online applications should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin November 13, 2023.
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Visa sponsorship may be provided for this position.
Hiring range: $60,100-$79,950, dependent upon discipline, qualifications and experience.
The department of Media Arts Sciences and Studies (MASS) offers courses for students enrolled in programs such as:?Film; Television, Photography, and Digital Media; Writing for Film, Television and Emerging Media; Sports Media;?Documentary Studies and Production. The department is housed in one of the oldest and most respected media education schools in the country and, with more than 1,000 majors, is by far the largest department on campus. The program features award-winning faculty and co-curricular student media such as the oldest student-run college television station in the country, two radio stations, a weekly newspaper, a film production studio, and a professional production house.?
The Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College is acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive schools of communications in the nation, offering 8 undergraduate degrees that enroll over 1800 students. Our 48 full-time and 7 part-time faculty are dedicated to teaching excellence, but also maintain active profiles as scholars, media-makers, curators, consultants, and writers. Our school also offers semester-long programs centered on internships in Los Angeles and New York City, and Ithaca College maintains a campus in London where students are also able to intern. The Park School embraces a philosophy of liberal arts education as the foundation for the study of theory and practice that leads to immediate career-readiness in a constantly changing industry. The Park School is fortunate to be endowed by such prestigious organizations as The Park Foundation and the Pendleton Foundation, among others.
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. Our strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.
We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.
We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.
Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city ce...nter. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.
To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at ithaca.edu.