The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma seeks outstanding candidates for a renewable instructor position in single camera production, multi-camera production, and/or audio production including podcasting, beginning Fall 2022, to join an award-winning program in Creative Media Production.

The strategic plan for Creative Media Production stresses a combination of skill sets tied to both legacy media forms—narrative, documentary, corporate—and more cutting-edge media applications, such as mobile, interactive, and online storytelling. 

We would be particularly interested in applicants who can bring a knowledge of production from underrepresented positions, such as specialization in BIPOC perspectives.

The position will help prepare students in both skills and conceptual learning. The Gaylord College ranks among the top in the nation in creative media production awards over the last five years in Broadcast Education Association competitions. Our vision and our curriculum in the college are grounded in the effort to nurture storytellers.

The Gaylord College is one of the leading centers of media teaching and scholarship in the United States. The College has state-of-the-art facilities in Gaylord Hall. New faculty will take an active part in the growth of the College through superior teaching, innovative curriculum development, and notable research or creative activity.  They will join a highly engaged Creative Media Production faculty that includes coursework in narrative, documentary, streaming, podcasting, and client-based production in audio, video, 360, and digital forms. The College offers the BA, MA, and Ph.D. in journalism, advertising, public relations, creative media production, and professional writing, as well as a master’s (MPW) degree in professional writing.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation. OU enrolls over 32,000 students and has more than 2,800 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information.

Qualifications
Professional experience in digital media production or experience teaching media production are required.  A master’s degree, MFA, or Ph.D. is preferred but not required.

Candidates of ethnically diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, BIPOC, Asian Americans and Latinx are particularly urged to apply.  The university welcomes the creativity and unique contributions which diversity offers to students preparing to work in a diverse society.

Application Instructions
Applications for the search will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should provide 1) a letter describing their qualifications and their vision and plans for this position, 2) a complete curriculum vitae, and 3) names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of at least three references. Applicants are encouraged to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, a teaching philosophy statement that includes interest and ability to teach a diverse body of students, and portfolios, reels, or links to creative work.

For specific questions about the position and application process, please contact search committee chair Kathleen Johnson at kjohnson@ou.edu.