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Full-time Instructor of Television and Video Production

Organization: Eastern Illinois University
Date Posted: 10/18/2019
Date Needed: 8/15/2020
City: Charleston
Location: Illinois
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

The School of Communication and Journalism at Eastern Illinois University seeks an individual to teach courses in our growing Television & Video Production B.A. with a specific focus on narrative and creative television and video production courses. The candidate should be able to mentor student television and video projects in a hands-on environment through the entire production process, from development through distribution. Normal teaching load is 24 semester hours per academic year with each production course consisting of four hours.

The successful candidate will have experience with film-style and multi-camera productions, have the ability to teach basic audio for television/film, be willing to teach basic commercial and advertising production, be well-versed in visual storytelling, and be open and willing to continue to learn new styles of/techniques in television and video production.

Qualifications

Master’s degree in Communication, Television, Film, Digital Media, or related field is required for appointment. Applicants should have experience in each area of the television and video production process (development, pre-production, scripting, production, filming, the various facets of post-production, and distribution). Candidate must be well-versed in all relevant Adobe Suite programs and be able teach as a part of a holistic sequence of coursework both on-location / film-style projects and in studio multi-cam. Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills are expected. Individuals should also demonstrate commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence.

About the Major & School

The Television & Video Production Bachelor of Arts at Eastern Illinois University provides an innovative and comprehensive hands-on experience in producing television, film, and video. From cinematic productions to live broadcasts, students engage with every production element in a wide variety of television, film, and video genres and formats. Through classes and practical experiences students learn to develop, shoot, edit, promote, and perform in various audiovisual media formats taught by experienced and invested faculty. Students begin with basic short-form narrative in Production I and conclude with a full-length television pilot in Production IV (which air through campus cable). The Television & Video Production major promotes practical experiences for students with its close working relationships with WEIU-TV/FM for live broadcasts and off-line productions, Athletics broadcasts on ESPN+, the sketch comedy program “Alt TV,” and commercial video production for various departments and Web Services. The major places a premium on internships and employment within the field and hosts an annual Television, Radio, & Video Job Fair where employers from all over the Midwest attend.

The Television & Video Production major resides in the School of Communication and Journalism which houses academic divisions devoted to Communication Studies and ACEJMC-accredited Journalism. We are comprised of 18 tenured/tenure-track and seven annually contracted faculty. The school offers five undergraduate degree programs in Communication Studies, Health Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, and TV & Video Production along with a master’s degree in Communication Studies. We are a vibrant academic community with more than 300 majors. The school boasts multiple video and audio production labs and numerous on-campus internship opportunities and is one of the largest academic units on campus.  

Eastern Illinois University places priority on teaching excellence for a student body in a residential setting. Over 6,000 on-campus students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Non-traditional and part-time students are enrolled in programs at both on- and off-campus sites. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

The university offers insurance benefits to same-sex domestic partners.

This institution offers benefits to spouses.

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Application

A complete application will consist of a letter of application detailing your fit in and contribution to the Television & Video Production B.A., current CV, transcripts (official copy required for appointment), the contact information for three references, and a guided demo reel that reflects experience on professional productions in the areas of narrative and creative television or film (scripted/produced television or film genres) and promotional video content. Send application materials to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/69339.

Review of applications will begin Jan. 13, 2020 and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.

Additional information available at https://www.eiu.edu/cmnjou and https://www.eiu.edu/cmnjou/TVP.php. For questions regarding this search, please contact Dr. Scott Walus at smwalus@eiu.edu.

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