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Organization: Ithaca College
Date Posted: 1/7/2020
Date Needed: 8/16/2020
City: Ithaca
Location: New York
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

The Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies Department (MASS) in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in television production with an emphasis on digital producing including pre-production, production and post-production processes— to begin August 16, 2020. We are seeking candidates who want to engage in ongoing development of our innovative curriculum, who have industry experience, and who have a passion to teach and mentor the next generation of outstanding media professionals.
The MASS department is the largest department on campus and has over 1,000 majors enrolled across six undergraduate degree programs. Our students and faculty regularly receive national awards and have their work selected for distribution and exhibition in highly ranked venues. Faculty in the Park School generally teach 21 credits per academic year, and are expected to engage in peer-reviewed scholarly and/or creative work, to serve as academic advisors for our students, and to serve on committees at the program, department, school, and college levels. This tenure-eligible position offers full benefits plus travel support for research and conferences, as well as yearly opportunities to apply for peer-reviewed research and production grants housed within the Park School of Communications. Additional funding is often available at the college level. Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position.

The position will primarily teach advanced courses in producing and program development, courses that serve undergraduate students enrolled in the TV-Radio degree, but students in the Sports Media; Documentary Studies & Production; Writing for Film, TV, and Emerging Media and Emerging Media degree often take these classes. There is the potential to teach foundation-level television production courses (single camera/field) and to develop new coursework related to one’s expertise. The successful candidate will 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 are particularly interested in candidates who have relevant experience and/or a record of professional engagement with groups and communities that have historically been underrepresented in the academy. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of professional accomplishment and will bring additional visibility to the program. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience with and connections in television, cable, and digital programming that is designed for African-American and/or Spanish-speaking audiences or similar under-represented groups in terms of media ownership, executive production, and on-air representation. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been long standing are encouraged to apply.

*Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position

Required Qualifications
• M.F.A., M.A., M.S. in Television/Film Production or an advanced degree in a related field, with significant professional experience.
• A recognized or growing profile as an industry professional with the potential to become a top teacher of producing and/or production in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid.
• Related college teaching exerience

Preferred Qualifications:
In-depth expertise and significant professional producing or production experience for content distributed via broadcast networks, cable networks, streaming services, and/or or digital services (i.e. YouTube or other social media platforms).

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

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 offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

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, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. 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.

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How to Apply / Contact

Interested applicants must apply online at

and attach a curriculum vita, a teaching philosophy, and a cover letter that includes the applicant's relevant credentials, research agenda, teaching experience, industry experience, professional and creative interests, and why the applicant is interested in this particular position. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than January 27, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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