Assistant Professor- Communication: Digital Filmmaking

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Department of Communication in the College of Letters, Arts, and Science (LAS) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the assistant professor level to begin August 2022. Candidates will possess the ability to teach courses in Digital Filmmaking, screenwriting, and digital editing. While the Department and the University have a long tradition of outstanding teaching, the successful candidate will also be expected to produce professional caliber creative work that could be distributed on a regional or national level.

While the Department and the University have a long tradition of outstanding teaching, the successful candidate will also be expected to conduct and publish excellent research and scholarship or creative works in the communication discipline. Candidates should have an active publishing agenda and we especially encourage applicants with expertise in the work of underrepresented groups and communities. At the same time, candidates should be capable of teaching a range of generalist courses in media, production or film theories with a dedication to innovative teaching practices. An ideal candidate would also be interested in leadership roles within the Communication department.

The normal workload for this position is 40% teaching, 40% research and/or creative works and 20% service with potential for modification to reflect duties.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Who We Are:
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $63,000- $65,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The priorty deadline for application is September 19, 2021.
  • The potential interview dates is the week of November 1, 2021.
  • The potential employee start date is mid-August 2022.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MFA or Ph.D, (ABD with evidence that completion of the dissertation is imminent will be considered). If terminal degree is not completed by effective date of contract, a one-year appointment at the rank of Instructor at a lower rate of pay will be offered.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 15, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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