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Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - DIGITAL PRODUCING/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 2019 and Spring 2020 Anticipated start date 08/16/2019 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 tenure-eligible faculty position with a focus on digital producing, production and post-production to begin August 16, 2019. This position offers the opportunity to be part of one of the strongest undergraduate communication programs in the country. We are seeking candidates that will bring to our program professional industry experience in producing and a deep desire to teach the next generation of media professionals.
We are looking specifically for experience in three or more of the following areas:
• producing for the entertainment industry
• pre-production, production, and post production
• program development
• production management
• traditional distribution and distribution for new web-based platforms
The successful candidate will teach in her/his area of expertise plus within the department curriculum and will have an opportunity to help shape future curricular innovation in the Department’s producing courses. 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. Our professors are expected to serve as academic adviser to students and on department, school, and college committees. There is also an expectation of peer-reviewed professional activity in the form of scholarly publication or juried creative work for tenure-eligible appointment such as this one in the Park School.
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.

Position/Job Qualifications

Relevant professional experience and successful teaching experience at the college level is required. A relevant terminal degree (Ph.D. or M.F.A) is preferred but exceptional candidates holding other graduate degrees (M.S. or M.A.) and substantial industry experience will also be considered. 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 CV/resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for at least three references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description

The Park School is ranked as both a top film school and a top journalism school, but the school is more than that. It offers 10 undergraduate and 2 “boutique” graduate degrees that cover the entire breadth of the communications field including entertainment (television, radio, film, screenwriting) media arts (cinema and photography), journalism and documentary studies/production, sports media, emerging media, integrated marketing communications, and organizational communications management & design.
The Park School’s approximately 1800 students are mentored by over 57 full-time faculty who are active producers, scholars, writers, consultants, media designers, and authors. Its facilities include two TV studios including one with a state-of-the-art news set, a remote television production truck, a film sound stage, audio recording studios, digital photography studios and gallery, an innovation/emerging media lab, an analytics/new media classroom, and advanced digital editing and design stations. We house the Park Center for Independent Media whose mission is to engage media producers and students in conversation about career paths in independent media, and to examine the impact of independent media institutions on journalism, democracy, and participatory culture. It hosts a series of guest speakers and the annual Izzy Awards whose recipients include Amy Goodman, Naomi Klein, and Jeremy Scahill. Our Keshishoglou Center for Global Communications Innovation supports signature mini-courses and funds student and faculty innovation and global study projects.
We embrace a comprehensive approach to undergraduate education that combines theory and practice, classroom instruction and experiential education, and study in Ithaca as well as at our Los Angeles, NYC, and London Centers or through relationships with hundreds of other universities abroad.
The Park School also houses co-curricular media organizations where students lead the management and execution of programming and are mentored by full-time professional advisors. These include
• ICTV, the country’s oldest and longest-running cable television outlet that produces more than 20 different shows each week
• WICB-FM and VIC Radio, named Number 1 in college radio the US by the Princeton Review
• The Ithacan, our print and online campus newspaper which regularly places among the top 5 nationally in competitions including the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the NY State Press Association
• Park Productions, a professional media production unit
• The Studio, a creative space and business incubator for student-produced media content
• Park Design House, an in-house visual design, branding, and promotional agency.

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 F2149 Quick Link Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
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    Posted: 2/16/2019
    Application Due: 7/18/2019
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