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Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - FILM & 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 2019-2020 Academic Semester Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Anticipated start date 08/16/2019 If temporary, expected end date Faculty Status Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE) Position/Job Summary
The Media Arts, Studies, and Sciences Department in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in Film and Video Production beginning in August 2019.

The Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College is acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive schools of communications in the nation, offering 10 undergraduate and 2 graduate degrees that enroll over 1800 students. Our more than 57 full-time and 20 part-time faculty are dedicated to teaching excellence but also maintain active profiles as scholars, media-makers, curators, consultants, and writers. Our facilities include two broadcast studios, a sound stage, state-of-the-art post-production systems, cameras and support ranging across 16mm and 4k cinema production; the facilities are supported by a professional staff of 16 engineers, technicians, and facility managers. Our school also offers semester-long programs centered on internships in Los Angeles and New York City and Ithaca College maintains a campus in London. The Park School embraces a philosophy of liberal arts education as the foundation for deep study of theory and practice that lead to immediate career-readiness in a constantly changing industry.

This position will serve two degree programs in Cinema: a B.S. in Cinema Production and a B.F.A. in Film, Photography and Visual Arts integrating both 16mm and digital formats.

The candidate will be expected to teach foundation level cinema production courses and there are opportunities to teach advanced cinema production courses related to one's own creative practice and research. The annual teaching contract is 21 credits; there are opportunities to apply for re-assigned time programs to pursue specific professional and scholarly opportunities. Our faculty are expected to serve as an academic advisor to students and on department, school, and college committees.
Position/Job Qualifications
Required Qualifications

• M.F.A., M.A., or M.S. in Cinema Production or related field
• A recognized or growing profile as a filmmaker or industry professional with an intellectually and critically engaged moving image practice in the areas of non-fiction, fiction, or hybrid forms.

• Undergraduate teaching experience.

• Experience teaching both 16mm and digital formats.

• Demonstrable ability to practice inclusive teaching in media production in order to expose students to a wide array of media makers across gender, racial, economic, national domains. The candidate should be able to demonstrate the capacity to teach in innovative ways in order to meet the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications

• In-depth expertise and professional experience in cinematography and digital post-production workflows with a knowledge of analogue and digital acquisition formats.

This tenure-eligible post offers full benefits plus travel support for research and conferences, as well as yearly opportunities to apply for peer-reviewed research and production grants housed within the Park School of Communications and the College Provost's Office.
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 curriculum vita, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three references. Applicants will be contacted should additional material be required. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 21, 2019.
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. We 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 Is this position covered by the SEIU? No Vacancy ID F2135

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  3. Curriculum Vitae
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      Posted: 11/29/2018
      Application Due: 12/30/2018
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