Digital Media Faculty, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs

Job description

This full time faculty position begins in August 2018 with a 30 credit hour teaching load annually.

CMC is seeking an experienced professional and dynamic educator to be part of the Isaacson School team. This faculty position will be based in the Roaring Fork Valley in western Colorado, an internationally recognized hub for year-round outdoor activities and mountain scenery. The position will primarily work at the Spring Valley campus in Glenwood Springs, and will also have teaching responsibilities in Aspen. Isaacson School faculty benefit from unique partnerships with organizations such as The Aspen Institute, X-Games, Aspen Film, and Five Points Film Festival.

The Isaacson School offers degrees (B.A.S., A.A.S., A.A) in Digital Media, Graphic Design, Professional Photography, Fine Art, Communication, and Theatre. Faculty work collaboratively to support the interdisciplinary Isaacson School philosophy in a fluid, adaptive environment. Course delivery modalities include traditional face-to-face, online, hybrid, and WebEx-enabled. The focus is on strong portfolio outcomes across a range of media.

This faculty position will teach in the areas of digital videography/filmmaking, visual effects, motion graphics, and emergent media. Particular interest in candidates who can teach in the areas of virtual reality, modular programming, app development, and 4D design. Additional interest in agile journalism, computational media, and virtual reality. This faculty member will have an active role in the recruitment and retention of students, including portfolio reviews, scholarship auditions, and in-state recruiting events

Teaching responsibilities expected of all faculty include: teaching course load as assigned, evaluate courses and assess student learning, meet established course, program and learning outcomes, comply with guidelines and policies, maintain office hours per established standards, develop rapport with students, assist with and participate in advising, orientation and registration activities.

CMC Faculty are generally expected to engage in scholarly endeavors as well as service activities such as campus and college committees, participation in relevant projects, mentor peers, participate in and assist with assessment activities, program review, student organization, recruiting and retention.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment and the ability to effectively work with students, employees, vendors and community members having diverse backgrounds.

Conversational Spanish language abilities may be helpful.

Salary range: $57,492 - $74,144 depending upon education and experience, and teaching experience in higher education. 


Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in this program or eligible to be credentialed.  Examples of ideal qualifications include:

A Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of three years of directly related experience, including the equivalent of one year full time teaching experience. Higher Education teaching preferred. Applicants who possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of five years directly related experience, including the equivalent of one year full time teaching experience may also be considered.

To apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, list of three professional references and transcripts. To be considered for a full time faculty position, transcripts must be included with application material. Please do not send official transcripts; please use copies for application purposes. Applicants must also include a link to an online portfolio presenting at least 20 pieces of their own work, and at least 10 pieces of student work.

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CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.

Review of application material will begin March 16, 2018.




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Posted: 2/27/2018
Application Due: 4/28/2018
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Salary: $57,492 - $74,144