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Organization: ITHACA COLLEGE
Date Posted: 12/14/2019
Date Needed: 8/16/2020
City: Ithaca
Location: New York
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

The Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College is currently accepting applications for a full-time faculty member with a focus on cinema/video production to begin August 16, 2020. Position is a non-tenure eligible, renewable appointment, Assistant Professor level.


We are looking specifically for a mix of the following competencies in our new colleague:


  • Expertise with digital cinema production and workflow.
  • Experience with analog 16mm image acquisition and post-production
  • Experience with editing software, including Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Demonstrated expertise in two or more of the following areas: producing and management, visual editing, cinematography, production design, screenwriting, lighting, and/or sound design.
  • Ability to provide pre- and post-production film instruction to support student work.

The ideal candidate will combine experience in cinema/video production and a strong understanding of the history and theory of cinema. Primary responsibilities will focus on teaching courses within the curriculum at the introductory and intermediate level in hands-on cinema/video production classes. The ideal candidate will be equipped to create an environment centered on active student learning and will maintain a high level of teaching effectiveness. Participation in advising of students and service to the department, school and college is also required.


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.  We also seek candidates who have relevant experience and/or a record of professional engagement with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy.  Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.


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 gradute degrees that enroll over 1800 students. Our 55 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 facilities include two broadcast studios, a sound stage, three audio recording studios, state-of-the-art post-production system, cameras and support ranging across 16mm and 4k cinema production; the facilities are supported by a professional staff of 14 engineers, technicians, and facility managers. 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 have significant endowments that support scholarships, speakers, and faculty research and creative work. Some of our illustrious alumni include Robert Iger (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), David Muir (anchor of ABC World News Tonight), David Boreanaz (star of Angel, Bones, and SEAL Team), Liz Tigelarr (writer/producer of Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Bates Motel, Casual, etc.), and Nancy Daniels (Chief Brand Officer of Discovery & Factual), Lynnore Thames, Esq. (Director of Business Affairs at Disney/ABC), among many others.

An M.F.A. in the area of media production or a Master’s degree plus significant professional experience in cinema/video production is required. We prefer candidates who have a record of successful college teaching and who share our commitment to professional preparation within the context of an interdisciplinary and immersive liberal arts education.


Interested individuals should apply online at and attach a C.V., contact information for three references, and a letter of interest that addresses the following:  relevance of applicant’s credentials, teaching experience, industry experience, professional and creative interests, and why the applicant is interested in this particular position.  Questions about online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 607-274-8000.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

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