Xavier University invites applications for a full-time Teaching Professor of Film and Television Production position, to join The Digital Innovation, Film and Television Program (DIFT) within the Communication Department to begin Fall 2019. The Digital Innovation, Film and Television program cultivates students to become responsible, adaptive, and innovative leaders in the fields of Film and Television. We are looking for an excellent Teaching Professor committed to inclusion, social justice and preparing students to create content with high production values and impactful visual storytelling that DARE to make a DIFTerence!

The successful candidate will instruct intermediate and advanced courses in Field and Studio production, cinematography (camera, lighting, sound) and editing. Additional experience in area of specialty, along with Industry experience, will be highly valued.

Position Responsibilities:

Teach four courses/or combination of contact hours (12 credits) per semester (24 credits per academic year), primarily teaching intermediate and advanced production courses.
Engage in service-related activities of the program, and elsewhere on campus as appropriate.
Engage in professional development activities both on and off campus.

Required Qualifications:

Ability to teach intermediate and advanced courses in single camera field, multi-camera studio, including experience with current digital cameras
MA, MFA in Film and Television production or relevant terminal degree. An applicant with significant industry production experience in Film and Television will be considered.
Significant experience with Adobe Creative Suite expected

Desired Qualifications:

Evidence of successful college level teaching
Additional experience and expertise in 360 Production, After Effects, or emerging technology

The Teaching Professor position is renewable on a yearly basis, with the potential after six years for promotion to Senior Teaching Professor, which has a two year rolling-renewable contact. Candidates must be dedicated to excellent undergraduate teaching.

The successful candidate will join Xavier faculty in the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts serving a diverse population of students. Xavier’s location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with community partners to develop engaged learning and internship opportunities. Cincinnati is a top media market, with a vibrant film-making community that attracts feature and commercial production. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University 20 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities.

Xavier is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment: we welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession.  Candidates who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests.

A complete application includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement concerning the candidate’s personal practice of and aspirations for teaching, graduate transcripts, and links to creative portfolio and demo reel.  Application materials must be submitted on Xavier University’s website.  In addition, have three confidential letters of recommendation sent care of Ryssa Kemper at kemper@xavier.edu.  To ensure full consideration, all materials must be received by March 8, 2019.

Please contact Blis Devault, Director of DIFT, at devaultb@xavier.edu with any questions.