Visiting Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Film Production)

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
College of Arts & Media

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Film Production)

Requisition:

202200070F

Rank:

Visiting Assistant Professor

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Interim Full Time

College:

College of Arts & Media

Department:

Dept of Mass Communication

Open Date:

05/05/2022

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31149

Contact Name:

Elisa Herrmann

Title:

Associate Professor
Mass Communication Dept.
Box 2207
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone:

936-294-1352

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in film and emerging media production. The ideal candidate would be an innovative moving image artist who specializes in experimental/hybrid forms of non-fiction filmmaking, social documentary filmmaking, and emerging media.

The candidate must have an active creative practice (demonstrated by peer-reviewed exhibitions and screenings of works); extensive experience in film/video image capture/manipulation; extensive experience in digital media workflows; experience and interest in teaching courses in the following areas: Image Design, Single Camera Production, Production Management, Cinematography, Sound Design, Nonfiction Filmmaking, and Emerging Media; desire and ability to take on significant mentorship roles (graduate thesis project advising, independent study project advising, etc.); desire and ability to take on significant roles in helping build a creative community (mentoring, helping organize student film festivals, advising with official student media channels, advising student organizations, etc.); desire and ability to author and deliver courses online; desire and ability to work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Mass Communication at SHSU serves more than 500 students and is home to BA in Mass Communication (concentrations: Film, Broadcast, Multiplatform Journalism, PR/Advertising), BFA in Film and Television Production, and MFA in Digital Media Production.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

The candidate must have an M.F.A. in Film Production or related field, or a Ph.D. in a related field in hand by start date.

Experience Required for the Position:

The candidate must have a record of excellence in film/video/emerging media – related creative activities and accomplishments; a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate; and a record of excellence in online pedagogy.

Other Requirements for the Position:

This posting is for Fall ’22.

Special Instructions Summary:

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted online and include a cover letter detailing the applicant’s qualifications, relevant experience and interest in the position, a current CV, transcripts, contact information for three references, and a portfolio – creative works addressed to: Elisa Herrmann.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Organization

About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

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Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
United States

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