The Media Arts, Studies, and Sciences Department (MASS) in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in television and video production— including digital producing and post-production— to begin August 16, 2019. We are seeking candidates that will bring to our program professional industry experience, preferably at the national level, and a deep desire to teach the next generation of media professionals. The MASS department is the largest department on campus and has over 1,000 majors enrolled across six different programs.
This position will primarily serve students enrolled in the Television Program, but students in the Sports Media; Documentary Studies & Production; Writing for Film, TV, and Emerging Media; and Emerging Media programs will also be in the classes. The candidate will be expected to teach foundation-level television production courses (single camera/field) through advanced, senior-level television production courses related to one’s own expertise. We welcome the opportunity for someone to join one of the strongest undergraduate television programs in the country. The ideal candidate will be equipped to create an environment that encourages student learning, will have a demonstrated record of professional accomplishment, and will bring additional visibility to the program. Faculty in the Park School are required to teach 21 credits per year, to serve as academic advisors for our students, and to serve on academic committees at the program, department, school, and college levels. Tenure-eligible faculty are expected to engage in peer-reviewed scholarly and/or creative work.
The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population, and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students. We also seek candidates who have relevant experience and/or a record of professional engagement with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates with experience and connections in television, cable, and digital programming that is designed for African-American and Spanish-speaking audiences and similar under-represented groups in terms of media ownership, executive production, and on-air representation.
• M.F.A., M.A., or M.S. in Television/Film Production or related field, with significant professional experience.
• A recognized or growing profile as an industry professional with the potential to become a top teacher of production in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid.
• Undergraduate teaching experience.
• Experience teaching in one or more digital formats.
• The candidate should be able to demonstrate the capacity to teach in innovative ways in order to meet the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population.
In-depth expertise and significant professional production experience for content distributed nationally via the broadcast networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, etc.), national cable networks (FX, TBS, HBO, Showtime, HGTV, etc.), streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc.), and/or or digital services (YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, etc.).
This tenure-eligible position offers full benefits plus travel support for research and conferences, as well as yearly opportunities to apply for peer-reviewed research and
production grants housed within the Park School of Communications. Additional funding is often available at the college level.
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.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach requested documents. Other materials of support may be requested at a later date. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.