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Assistant Professor specializing in Media Production

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Communication - 208200
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Position Summary:

The University of Dayton Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track position specializing in Media Production with a research or creative program that focuses narrative filmmaking at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 16, 2022.

The successful candidate will teach courses in our Media Production sequence, including but not limited to, Basic Video Production, Audio Production, Multimedia Design, Scriptwriting, and Animation Effects. Faculty typically have a 3/3 course load. In addition the candidate is expected to produce quality creative works or research, provide service to the discipline, department, and university, and advise undergraduate and graduate students.

The Department has a robust co-curricular program for media production students. Situated within Flyer Media, our student run media organization, is Flyer News, Flyer TV and Flyer Radio, all operated by students. Students within the program help broadcast 30 athletic events a year on ESPN+, as well as create Emmy-award winning long form documentaries. Each year students in the program travel to the NAB/BEA conference and also Los Angeles to network with alumni in the industry. In addition to Flyer Media, the CMM Department also hosts the annual Dayton Independent Film Festival, which is organized and operated by students.

The University of Dayton is a Catholic and Marianist institution founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary. At the University of Dayton, we value the diversity in experiences and perspectives of all community members because doing so is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a community with a wide range perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply

Minimum Qualifications:

● A Master of Fine Arts in media related field, or Doctoral coursework and comprehensive exams completed in Communication, Media Studies or related field;
● Experience in video production or filmmaking;
● Teaching experience as either a TA or instructor of record at the college or university level in at least one course;
● Potential for scholarly research or juried artistic exhibition related to media production;
● Excellent written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

● Terminal degree in communication, media or related field completed;
● Successful experience teaching diverse students
● Effective classroom management skills;
● Successful experience working collaboratively with others (i.e., committee service, being part of a production team, co-teaching);
● Demonstrated success working independently (i.e., supervising a production, course development);
● Experience teaching undergraduate courses in Basic Video Production, Audio Production, Multimedia Design, Scriptwriting, and Animation Effects
● Effective oral communication skills;
● Record of participation in juried creative works using narrative filmmaking techniques;
● Demonstrated experience to create effective media content;
● Professional experience as a filmmaker;
● Commitment to breadth of education, including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition, and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession
● Effective interpersonal communication skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae which includes a link to a digital portfolio, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample syllabus of a course along with one sample assignment from that class; contact information for three professional references who can speak to your teaching ability (letters will be required, but requested at a later date), and a copy of graduate transcripts. If terminal degree is not complete, please submit a letter from the doctoral advisor indicating progress toward degree completion.

Applications must be received by 11:55 PM EST October 20, 2021

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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