Ithaca, NY
Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Vacancy ID F2024 Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - CINEMA/VIDEO PRODUCTION Department Media Arts, Sciences & Studies School/Parent Organization School of Communications Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Academic Year 2017-2018 Anticipated start date 08/16/2017 If temporary, expected end date Faculty Status Non-Tenure Eligible, Notice (NTEN) Position/Job Summary
The Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College is currently accepting applications for a full-time faculty member with a focus on cinema/video production to begin August 16, 2017. Position is a non-tenure eligible, renewable appointment, Assistant Professor level.
Position/Job Qualifications
We are looking specifically for a mix of the following competencies in our new colleague:

• Expertise with digital cinema/video production and workflow.
• Experience with analog 16mm image acquisition and post-production
• Experience with editing software, including Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro.
• Demonstrated expertise in two or more of the following areas: producing and management, visual editing, cinematography, production design, screenwriting, lighting, animation, and/or sound design.

Primary responsibilities will focus on teaching courses within the curriculum at the introductory and intermediate level in hands-on cinema/video production classes. The ideal candidate will be equipped to create an environment centered on active student learning and will maintain a high level of teaching effectiveness. Participation in advising of students and service to the department, school, and college is also required.

Applicants with a track record of professional creative production in a key position, such as director or director of photography, in the fields of television, feature filmmaking, or emerging media will be given particular priority. Ideal candidates will also have a record of engagement with industry and professional organizations, and can therefore serve as a mentor and professional liaison for students. 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.

An M.F.A. in the area of media production or a Master's degree plus significant professional experience in cinema/video production is required. We prefer candidates who have a record of successful college teaching and who share our commitment to professional preparation within the context of an interdisciplinary and immersive liberal arts education.
EEO Statement
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.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested individuals should apply online at and attach a C.V., contact information for three references, and a letter of interest that addresses the following: relevance of applicant's credentials, teaching experience, industry experience, professional and creative interests, and why the applicant is interested in this particular position. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description College description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. Our strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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