Media Production, Assistant Professor

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Requisition Number:0811972Number of Open Positions:1Position Title:Assistant ProfessorOther Title Information:Media Production, Assistant ProfessorOrganization:207451 - Journalism and Creative MediaPosition Summary:

The Department of Journalism and Creative Media seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the area of media production. The position begins August 16, 2020.

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The Department of Journalism and Creative Media seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the area of media production. The position begins August 16, 2020.

The successful candidate will have expertise in traditional narrative (cinematic or episodic) or documentary film/video. Possible teaching areas include cinematography, visual effects, post-production, sound and sound design, producing, and screenwriting. The candidate should demonstrate strong potential for achieving a national/international reputation in one or more of these areas. Experience with underrepresented communities is also valued. A terminal degree is required (an MFA in film production or film-related discipline preferred) and preference will be given to candidates with an existing record of professional experience in film production. Salary is nationally competitive.

The candidate would also have opportunities to work with department-supported programs such as the Black Warrior Film Festival and C&IS Los Angeles, an immersive program that brings students to L.A. to study and connect with the entertainment industry. Collaboration with other College units will be encouraged, including the Digital Media Center, home to three professional media outlets—the production facilities of the state’s Center for Public Television and Radio, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving the Birmingham market.

This department, created in 2016 with the merger of the Telecommunication & Film Department and the Journalism Department, houses approximately 900 undergraduate and master’s students. This department is one of four academic units in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. The College also includes a nationally ranked interdepartmental doctoral program. The College’s School of Library and Information Studies offers an MLIS degree and an MFA in Book Arts.

The University of Alabama, established in 1831 in Tuscaloosa, has approximately 37,000 students, including around 5,000 graduate students in more than 120 master’s and doctoral programs. The University has a Carnegie classification of “Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity.” Tuscaloosa is a university-oriented community of nearly 115,000 residents about fifty minutes southwest of Birmingham, in the nation’s 45th television market. It is a short drive to Atlanta, New Orleans, Nashville, the Smoky Mountains, and the Gulf Coast beaches. Additional information about the Department, the College and the University, is available at www.cis.ua.edu.

To apply, visit https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Attach an application letter; vita/resume; a hyperlink to examples of creative work; and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to either of the search committee co-chairs: Andrew Grace at [email protected] or Wilson Lowrey at [email protected] Screening of applications begins September 1; however, applications will be accepted until the search is completed. UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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Search Initiation Date:06/06/2019Expected Starting Date:08/16/2020Special Instructions to Applicants:

Attach an application letter; vita/resume; a hyperlink to examples of creative work; and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

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