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Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - 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 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 Media Arts, Studies, and Sciences Department (MASS) 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 television and video production— including digital producing and post-production— to begin August 16, 2019. We are seeking candidates that will bring to our program professional industry experience, preferably at the national level, and a deep desire to teach the next generation of media professionals. The MASS department is the largest department on campus and has over 1,000 majors enrolled across six different programs.
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 57 full-time and 30 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 system, 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 where students are also able to intern. The Park School embraces a philosophy of liberal arts education as the foundation for the study of theory and practice that leads to immediate career-readiness in a constantly changing industry. The Park School is fortunate to be endowed by such prestigious organizations as The Park Foundation and the Pendleton Foundation, among others. Some of our illustrious alumni include Robert Iger (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), David Muir (anchor of ABC World News Tonight), David Boreanaz (star of Angel, Bones, and SEAL Team), Liz Tigelaar (writer/producer of Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Bates Motel, Casual, etc.), and Barbara Gaines (executive producer of The Late Show with David Letterman), among many others.
This position will primarily serve students enrolled in the Television Program, but students in the Sports Media; Documentary Studies & Production; Writing for Film, TV, and Emerging Media; and Emerging Media programs will also be in the classes.
The candidate will be expected to teach foundation-level television production courses (single camera/field) through advanced, senior-level television production courses related to one’s own expertise. We welcome the opportunity for someone to join one of the strongest undergraduate television 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 program. Faculty in the Park School are required to teach 21 credits per year, to serve as academic advisors for our students, and to serve on academic committees at the program, department, school, and college levels. Tenure-eligible faculty are expected to engage in peer-reviewed scholarly and/or creative work.
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. We are especially interested in candidates with experience and connections in television, cable, and digital programming that is designed for African-American and Spanish-speaking audiences and similar under-represented groups in terms of media ownership, executive production, and on-air representation.

Position/Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

• M.F.A., M.A., or M.S. in Television/Film Production or related field, with significant professional experience.
• A recognized or growing profile as an industry professional with the potential to become a top teacher of production in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid.
• Undergraduate teaching experience.
• Experience teaching in one or more digital formats.
• 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 significant professional production experience for content distributed nationally via the broadcast networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, etc.), national cable networks (FX, TBS, HBO, Showtime, HGTV, etc.), streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc.), and/or or digital services (YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, etc.).

This tenure-eligible position 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. Additional funding is often available at the college level.

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 requested documents. Other materials of support may be requested at a later date. 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

The department of Media Arts Sciences and Studies (MASS) offers courses for students enrolled in programs such as: Television-Radio; Cinema & Photography; Writing for Film, Television and Emerging Media; Sports Media; Documentary Studies and Production; and Emerging Media. The department is housed in one of the oldest and most respected media education schools in the country and is, by far, the largest department on campus with more than 1,000 majors. The program features award-winning faculty and co-curricular student media such as the oldest student-run college television station in the country, two radio stations, a weekly newspaper, a film production studio, and a professional production house.

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.

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FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes Is this position covered by the SEIU? No Vacancy ID F2151 Quick Link Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
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    Posted: 3/29/2019
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