Media Arts, Sciences & Studies - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - AUDIO

Ithaca, NY
Mar 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Vacancy ID F2014 Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - AUDIO 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 Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE) 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 sound design, production and post-production to begin August 16, 2017. We are seeking candidates that will bring to our program professional industry experience in audio production and a deep desire to teach the next generation of media professionals. This position will teach primarily in the Television-Radio degree program.

We are looking specifically for a mix of the following professional qualities in our new colleague:
• Expertise in sound design and sound acquisition (e.g., location recording and mixing)
• Experience and expertise in sound for images (film, animation, games, etc.)
• Experience in studio recording environments (analog and digital; music and sound stage)
• Post-production expertise in a ProTools workflow environment
• Experience and expertise with some combination of ADR, Foley, scoring for visual media and other specialized areas of audio/sound production and post production

The successful candidate will teach in her/his area of expertise plus current audio production courses and potentially other media production courses within the department curriculum where qualified to do so. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to help shape future curricular innovation in the Department's audio courses. This position offers the opportunity to be part of one of the strongest undergraduate communication 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 department, both within the college and nationally. The candidate will serve as academic adviser to students and on department, school, and college committees. There is an expectation of peer-reviewed professional activity in the form of scholarly publication or juried creative work for tenure-eligible appointment in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.

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.
Position/Job Qualifications
Significant relevant professional and/or industry experience and successful teaching experience at the college level is required. For appointment, it is desired the successful candidate will hold a terminal degree in a relevant discipline (Ph.D. or M.F.A.). Candidates holding other graduate degrees (M.S. or M.A.) may still be considered for appointment. A commitment to a liberal arts education within a professional program is expected.
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 applicants must 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. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position has been filled.
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.

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FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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