The School of Communications and Information Systems seeks applicants for the Director of the award-winning Academic Media Center (AMC), which is a media production unit that plays a significant role in curricular and extra-curricular offerings in a converged media environment that includes RMU-TV, RMU Radio and RMU Sentry Media. The position includes a faculty appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor with a 9-credit/year load for teaching undergraduate courses in film and TV production, media studies and/or broadcasting.
Manage 8000-square foot production facility: its staff and its assets, including studios, booths, control room, computer labs and equipment room; ensure these facilities meet curricular and extra-curricular needs.
As a faculty member, teach a 9-credit load per academic year and participate in department, school and university service.
Provide oversight for all student productions, including RMU-TV, RMU Radio and Colonial Sports Network; coordinate these productions for integration into Sentry Media and other media outlets.
Provide production support for advanced student projects and externally funded faculty scholarly and creative projects.
Support general university production needs and participate in department, school and university service.
This position will need to drive on behalf of the University. All other duties and responsibilities as assigned. This position is dependent upon final budgetary approval.
Terminal degree, such as a M.F.A. or Ph.D. in film, media studies, communication or a closely related field (an ABD in doctoral fields may be considered).
Production management experience required.
Peer-reviewed record of creative activity or research required.
University teaching experience and professional production experience preferred.
Preference will be given to those candidates with commercial TV production and/or narrative film production experience.
Excellent leadership skills.
A strong commitment to teaching.
Ability to work with multiple internal and external constituents.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Valid driver’s license.
Exemption Status Exempt
Act 153 Clearance Required No
Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check Yes
Required to Pass a Credit Check Yes
Additional Posting Information None
Special Applicant Instructions Apply at http://careers.rmu.edu/cw/en-us/job/493307/director-academic-media-center
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In performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform with the University’s Policy of Ethical Practice and the following: perform quality work within deadlines with/without direct supervision; interact professionally with other employees, students, customers and suppliers; work effectively as a team contributor; and work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating/coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
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