State University of New York at Oswego
Instructor of Mass Communication – Video Production
The Department of Communication Studies at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Instructor position.
Date Posted: November 15, 2019
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Date of Appointment: August 2020
Description of Responsibilities:
The Instructor of Mass Communication-Video Production will teach a variety of courses within the Broadcasting and Mass Communication major, primarily introductory and advanced courses in video and television production. The Instructor will be required to teach courses relating to the production process, including courses on single-camera production, camera operation, sound recording, subject lighting and post-production specifically with Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, and After Effects. Additionally, the Instructor will teach courses that require multi-camera studio production for news broadcasting and other multi-camera TV productions, engage in online teaching, undergraduate advisement, departmental service, and university service.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan As such, the Instructor of Mass Communication-Video Production will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Required Qualifications:
•       Master’s degree in mass communication or related field by time of appointment
•       Professional experience in television production, including multi-camera studio production and/or live multi-camera
•       Evidence of teaching effectiveness and a clearly articulated teaching philosophy
•       Demonstrable interest in trends impacting the television and video production industry, including programming, distribution platforms, and current and emerging technology.
Preferred Qualification:
•       Experience with digital
•       Experience in online teaching, teaching a diverse population of
•       Grant writing/acquisition experience.
•       The ability to incorporate issues of gender, race/ethnicity, and/or comparative global perspectives into course materials.
•       5+ years of professional experience.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications including and how you see yourself contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion (diversity statement) as a faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies, CV/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in progress, an electronic reel or portfolio featuring work and/or completed projects, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:
If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:
Jason Zenor, Search Committee Chair
Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.
Description of Department: The Department of Communication Studies is the largest department in the School of Communication, Media, and the Arts, serving approximately 900 majors and minors with close to 50 full and part-time faculty members. The department offers majors in public relations, broadcasting and mass communication, communication and social interaction, and journalism. Additionally, we offer online degree completion programs in broadcasting and mass communication and in public relations as well as a Master’s degree in strategic communication and a graduate certificate program in integrated media. We are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and we are committed to providing students with the relevant interdisciplinary experiences. Facilities include digital production and news studios, new media production labs, high-definition editing suites, WRVO-FM, an NPR station, student FM and television operations, and a student newspaper.
About SUNY Oswego:
Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.
Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please click here to see our full non-discrimination policy.
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