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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 at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 16, 2023.

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. In addition, the city of Dayton has a burgeoning downtown area, 20 expansive metroparks, a bike share program, several historic neighborhoods, and the Dayton Aviation Heritage and National Historical Park. It is a great place for those who want a bit of everything with a low cost of living, great schools, and manageable traffic.

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.

At the University of Dayton, we value inclusive excellence because we recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative alignment of infrastructure, resources and actions. We strive to be active, intentional, and sustain engagement with and celebration of diversity in every dimension of institutional life 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 workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

● All requirements for A Master of Fine Arts in media related field completed by May 31, 2023, or Doctoral coursework and comprehensive exams completed in Communication, Media Studies or related field;
● Experience in video production or documentary 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 meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

● Terminal degree in communication, media or related field completed;

● Successful experience in one or more of the following:

  • working collaboratively with others (e.g., committee service, being part of a production team, co-teaching);
  • working independently (e.g., supervising a production, course development);
  • working collaboratively with others (e.g., committee service, research with multiple authors, co-teaching);
  • teaching and working with individuals from socially and culturally diverse communities

● Producing, directing or working on documentary films
● Teaching undergraduate film and/or media production courses
● Creating effective media content
● Professional experience as a filmmaker or in media production
● Promoting, hosting and/or managing film festivals
● Record of participation in juried creative works;
● Effective interpersonal communication skills
● Effective oral communication skills
● Effective classroom management skills
● Commitment to breadth of education including education the whole person in the Marianist tradition and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter that addresses all of the minimum and any of the preferred qualifications met, 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 the doctoral degree or MFA is not complete, please submit a letter from the advisor indicating progress toward degree completion.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

Posting Closes at 11:55 PM EDT

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

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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