Position Title: Assistant Professor in Digital Video/ Multimedia Production
The Department of Communication and Media invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of digital video/ multimedia production. The successful candidate will teach two courses a semester in digital video or media production, covering areas such as pre-production, production, post-production, and studio and project management. The holder of this position will also be expected to maintain an active program of peer-reviewed scholarship and/or creative activity. The successful candidate must have a relevant terminal degree (M.F.A. or a Ph.D.). Candidates who are currently completing their terminal degree will be considered.
We are seeking a candidate who can prepare students for careers in the field, stay abreast of trends and development in the field, build ties with the professional media production communities, work effectively with a diverse student body, create an inclusive environment that encourages student learning, and collaborate effectively with faculty in related disciplines. The holder of this position will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the curriculum in this area and help coordinate part-time faculty with expertise in specific areas. Faculty are expected to advise students who are completing the media production certificate as well as serve on department, college, and/or campus committees.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement outlining their creative and/or scholarly philosophy and interests, examples of scholarship or creative work, and three references. Applicants must apply online at www.umsl.jobs . Letters of recommendation should be sent [email protected].
About the Department: The Department of Communication and Media offers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as undergraduate certificates, including one in media production. Areas of focus within the undergraduate program include digital video production, strategic communication, mass communication, and interpersonal communication. The department has about 250 majors. The 14-member faculty include experienced media practitioners and communication teachers, researchers who publish in leading scholarly outlets, and skilled artists who are involved in regional and national productions.
About UMSL : UMSL is a metropolitan research and teaching institution that has an enrollment of about 10,000 students on its main campus. It is one of the four institutions in the University of Missouri land-grant system and is classified as RU-H (high research activity) and as a Community Engaged Campus by Carnegie rankings. It is considered a primary driver of the St. Louis economy, providing industries with educated and capable employees and leaders. UMSL is committed to meeting the diverse needs in the state's largest metropolitan community and, accordingly, is educating traditional and nontraditional students so they are prepared to be leaders in health professions; liberal and fine arts; science and technology; and in metropolitan and international affairs such as business, education and public policy. The St. Louis metropolitan region has a population of about 2.8 million, and boasts vibrant media and arts communities.
Both the campus and the College of Arts and Sciences are committed to an inclusive campus community that values and respects all its members and achieves educational excellence through diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from diverse and minority backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.
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