Department of Film, Television and Digital Media
The Department of Film, Television and Digital Media in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, invites applications for a full-time (non-tenure-track) instructor in video production beginning August 2019.
The successful candidate will teach four regular courses per semester. Primary teaching responsibilities will include both introductory and advanced courses in video production and post-production. Possible courses may include Basic Video Production, Advanced Video Production, Cinematography, Documentary Production, Motion Graphics: Special Effects, Post-Production, Post-Production for Sports, Sports Documentary Production, and Topics in Production. This position requires demonstrated skill in storytelling across multiple platforms (including web, video, mobile, and social media) and proficiency with/ability to teach relevant software programs.
We seek a candidate who is committed to providing students with hands-on experience, continuing to enhance the quality of student-produced media offerings, mentoring and advising students, and sharing in departmental, college, and/or university service. Evidence of a strong teaching record at the undergraduate level is preferred.
Candidates must possess at least a master’s degree in a relevant discipline by the start date of the appointment. Some prior college or university teaching experience with evidence of teaching effectiveness is required. Experience in working with diverse communities is a plus.
The Bob Schieffer College of Communication
The college, which is named for TCU alumnus and longtime CBS network TV correspondent Bob Schieffer, is the academic home for approximately 1,200 undergraduate students majoring in four departments (Communication Studies; Film, Television and Digital Media; Journalism; and Strategic Communication), for 24 graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in Communication Studies and Strategic Communication, and for about 55 full-time and 25 part-time faculty. The college’s award-winning student activities include print, video, and digital news media, a forensics and debate team, an advertising and public relations agency, a radio station, and sports broadcasting productions. The college also offers a vibrant array of study abroad courses taught by its faculty.
Texas Christian University
Founded in 1873 and currently enrolling approximately 10,500 students, TCU delivers a world-class university experience, consistently ranking in the top 5 percent of the nation’s 3,500 universities and colleges. The university ranks in the top 100 national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings and was named by Forbes as one of its “Rising Stars: 10 Top Colleges to Watch.” In 2018, for the 8th consecutive year, the Chronicle of Higher Education named TCU a “Great College to Work For.” TCU’s endowment ranks among the top 60 college and university endowments nationwide. In recent years, the university at large has invested more than $200 million in top-of-the-line facilities, including a new intellectual commons and library expansion that opened in Fall 2015. Other ongoing construction projects include the renovation and expansion of the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, construction of a new administrative building, the expansion of the Amon G. Carter Stadium, and construction of the Neeley School of Business and a new Fine Arts building. More than 71 countries and 60 religious faith traditions are represented by TCU’s students. With a 13:1 student/faculty ratio and a teacher-scholar model that results in close, mentoring relationships, TCU offers many of the advantages of smaller liberal arts colleges.
Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth is the nation’s 15th largest city, and in conjunction with Dallas, is part of the nation’s 5th largest media market. The Dallas/Fort Worth metro area is the fourth largest in the nation and is home to 22 Fortune 500 companies. The metro area has been named no. 2 in the country for job growth by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and named fifth best city in the country to buy a home. Fort Worth boasts “the best downtown in America,” according to Liveability.com, and is home to three world-class art museums, a premier performance facility, green spaces, and public art.
TCU welcomes employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, traditions, and experiences. TCU strives to create and preserve a respectful culture and encourages all to apply.
Applications must include a cover letter that addresses the position requirements, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, one or more links to samples of professional work, and a list of five professional references with contact information. Applications must be submitted electronically through the TCU HR system at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS
All questions regarding the application process should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-257-7790. Review of applications begins November 1 and continues until the position is filled.
As an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer, TCU will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.