Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor - Digital Media
- University of Massachusetts Lowell
- UMass Lowell
- Faculty Jobs
- Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
- Position Type
- Assistant Professor
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Art and Design
Applications Open: Dec 13 2022
Applications Close: Open until filled
General Summary of Position:
The Digital Media Program and the Art & Design Department at The University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Teaching Faculty position to start in the Fall Semester of 2023. The successful candidate will be responsible for the 3-3 teaching load with significant service to the program including advising students, participation in committees, curriculum and program development, recruitment, internship oversight, public engagement, and supervising student workers and equipment management and check out services.
Primary responsibilities are to provide high-quality teaching and service to the program. A candidate should hold a Master of Fine Arts degree in the field of video and audio production (or relevant media) and have at least two-years of post-graduate teaching experience. We seek a committed and collegial individual who must demonstrate ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Responsibilities will consist of teaching existing courses at the undergraduate level including foundations classes, intermediate and upper-level studios and seminars, and senior capstone project, as well as developing new courses and promoting innovation in pedagogy.
A wide range of skillsets will be considered as the program is looking for a candidate with professional experience in film, TV production or a related media. Candidates with strong skills in film production, cinematography, editing and post-production are all invited to apply. Experience teaching at the college level in a diverse college environment is essential. Curriculum requires the instructor to be fluent in Adobe Premiere and Davinci Resolve. Ability to teach motion graphics using Adobe After Effects and/or Nuke is desirable. Likewise, the program will consider someone with strong skills in editing, post-production, special effects, compositing, and experimental practices.
The teaching position does not require the successful candidate produce research but is expected to maintain an active practice to remain relevant in the field.
The successful candidate would also be involved in advising undergraduate students, service, and outreach activities, and actively participating in continuing efforts to improve the department's educational mission. Additionally, a relevant candidate will help with the managing of the program’s facilities and equipment and supervise student assistants. Other complementary areas of expertise will be considered. Women, people of color, and members of other underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as in curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive and nurturing environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to this goal and encourage candidates to apply and to identify their strengths in these areas.
For a description of course offerings, please visit:
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Applicants must currently have a Master of Fine Arts degree in visual media arts, communications, filmmaking, media studies, or another relevant field
- Two years of university-level teaching experience; significant experience of professional practice will be considered
- Demonstrated relevant professional experience in video and film production and editing plus professional, produced credits, or significant festival screenings, or other credits
Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Pavel Romaniko, at [email protected].
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications received by January 15, 2023 will be considered in the first review of candidates, however the position will remain open until filled.
Please submit the following required documents with your application:
- Cover Letter
- Teaching Statement/Philosophy/Experience
- Sample Course Syllabi
- Examples of Student Work
- Diversity Statement (should include examples of efforts on promoting diversity and inclusion).
- A portfolio/examples of work demonstrating professional and/or scholarly work.
- Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.
Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell
Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.
Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.
This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.
The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.
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