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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - WRITING FOR FILM, TELEVISION, & EMERGING MEDIA

Organization: Ithaca College
Date Posted: 11/6/2019
Date Needed: 8/16/2020
City: Ithaca
Location: New York
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – WRITING FOR FILM, TELEVISION, AND EMERGING MEDIA

The Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies at Ithaca College invites applications for a renewable, three-year, non-tenure-eligible Assistant Professor appointment in Writing for Film, Television, and Emerging Media beginning August 16th, 2020. 

We are seeking a candidate who is passionate about writing for the screen, is committed to preparing young writers for the workplace, and who will thrive in a collaborative, working environment. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives. We strive to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity, and to ensure that our classrooms are inclusive and equitable. Applicants who can contribute to these goals are particularly encouraged to apply.

Primary responsibilities include teaching writing in two out of the three areas of our degree: film, television, and emerging media.  The successful candidate will teach a full course load per academic year, act as an academic advisor for students, and serve on Department, School, and College committees. Support for faculty members’ research and/or creative work is available through internal grants.

An ideal candidate should demonstrate evidence of: 1) a strong creative/professional record; 2) experience teaching writing for film, television, and/or emerging media; 3) a commitment to teaching writing as a creative practice. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population, and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students. 

While special consideration will be given to candidates with an MFA in writing for Film, Television, Video Games or Emerging Media, candidates with an advanced degree in a related field with extensive professional experience will also be considered.  Candidates without advanced degrees but with extensive professional experience will be considered if their work demonstrates a compelling point of view that would add to the departmental offerings.

Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/, search for and select this position, and attach the following:

1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a list containing the contact information for four professional references. The cover letter should include relevant work experience, and a statement of teaching philosophy.  This statement should address the candidate’s approach to creating an inclusive and equitable classroom experience for all students. Writing samples may be requested of candidates reaching the second round.

Questions about online applications should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.  Screening of applications will begin January 2nd, 2020 and end January 31st, 2020.

Our BFA in Writing for Film, Television and Emerging Media is an innovative degree designed to teach young writers to be versatile, so they may work across multiple platforms in the current entertainment landscape and those of the future.  Our writing faculty has produced independent films distributed in festivals, theatrically, and on cable television, episodes of television series, and content for video games and other emerging media properties.

The department of Media Arts Sciences and Studies (MASS) offers courses for students enrolled in programs such as: Television-Radio; Cinema & Photography; Writing for Film, Television and Emerging Media; Sports Media; Documentary Studies and Production; and Emerging Media. The department is housed in one of the oldest and most respected media education schools in the country and is, by far, the largest department on campus with more than 1,000 majors. The program features award-winning faculty and co-curricular student media such as the oldest student-run college television station in the country, two radio stations, a weekly newspaper, a film production studio, and a professional production house. 

The Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College is acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive schools of communications in the nation, offering 10 undergraduate and 2 graduate degrees that enroll over 1800 students. Our 53 full-time and 20 part-time faculty are dedicated to teaching excellence, but also maintain active profiles as scholars, media-makers, curators, consultants, and writers. Our school also offers semester-long programs centered on internships in Los Angeles and New York City and Ithaca College maintains a campus in London where students are also able to intern. The Park School embraces a philosophy of liberal arts education as the foundation for the study of theory and practice that leads to immediate career-readiness in a constantly changing industry. The Park School is fortunate to be endowed by such prestigious organizations as The Park Foundation and the Pendleton Foundation, among others.

 

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, responsive, and results driven. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at http://ithaca.edu

How to Apply / Contact

Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/, search for and select this position, and attach the following:

1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a list containing the contact information for four professional references. The cover letter should include relevant work experience, and a statement of teaching philosophy.  This statement should address the candidate’s approach to creating an inclusive and equitable classroom experience for all students.Writing samples may be requested of candidates reaching the second round.

Questions about online applications should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.  Screening of applications will begin January 2nd, 2020 and end January 31st, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

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