Ithaca College

Roy H. Park School of Communications

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF JOURNALISM – DOCUMENTARY STUDIES & PRODUCTION

The Roy H. Park School of Communications Department of Journalism at Ithaca College is accepting applications for one tenure-eligible Assistant Professor line to begin August 16, 2018.

We seek a colleague who will bring contemporary approaches to visual journalism and documentary studies and production. Successful applicants will have both college teaching and professional experience, will embrace our commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising, will demonstrate the capacity for active engagement in research and /or creative activity, and will be eager to participate in the greater life of the college and community.

Current or recent full-time professional journalism / documentary experience, a master’s degree in communications or related field, and a record of successful college teaching with a student population similar to ours is required. Ph.D. in journalism or related field or ABD with early scheduled completion date preferred.

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.

Interested applicants must apply online at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com and attach a complete CV/Resumé; Cover Letter that should include a discussion of scholarly interests and professional experience in journalism in general; Statement on Teaching Philosophy; evidence of research and teaching at the undergraduate level.

The applicant must also provide names and email addresses of three (3) individuals who will be asked to submit letters of reference. Emails containing a link to submit letters of reference will be auto-generated and sent to the applicant’s references upon final submission of their application. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017. To ensure full consideration, complete application should be received by September 30, 2017.

The Park School is ranked as both a top film school and a top journalism school, but the school is more than that. It offers 10 undergraduate and 2 “boutique” graduate degrees that cover the entire breadth of the communications field including entertainment (television, radio, film, screenwriting) media arts (cinema and photography), journalism and documentary studies/production, sports media, emerging media, integrated marketing communications, and organizational communications management & design.

The Park School’s approximately 1700 students are mentored by over 55 full-time faculty who are active producers, scholars, writers, consultants, media designers, and authors. Its facilities include two TV studios including one with a state-of-the-art news set, a remote television production truck, a film sound stage, audio recording studios, digital photography studios and gallery, an innovation / emerging media lab, an analytics / new media classroom, and advanced digital editing and design stations. We house the Park Center for Independent Media whose mission is to engage media producers and students in conversation about career paths in independent media, and to examine the impact of independent media institutions on journalism, democracy, and participatory culture. It hosts a series of guest speakers and the annual Izzy Awards whose recipients include Amy Goodman, Naomi Klein, and Jeremy Scahill. Our Keshishoglou Center for Global Communications Innovation supports signature mini-courses and funds student and faculty innovation and global study projects.

We embrace a comprehensive approach to undergraduate education that combines theory and practice, classroom instruction and experiential education, and study in Ithaca as well as at our Los Angeles, NYC, and London Centers or through relationships with hundreds of other universities abroad.

The Park School also houses co-curricular media organizations where students lead the management and execution of programming and are mentored by full-time professional advisors. These include

  • ICTV, the country’s oldest and longest-running cable television outlet that produces more than 20 different shows each week
  • WICB-FM and VIC Radio, named Number 1 in college radio the US by the Princeton Review
  • The Ithacan, our print and online campus newspaper which regularly places among the top 5 nationally in competitions including the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the NY State Press Association
  • Park Productions, a professional media production unit
  • The Studio, a creative space and business incubator for student-produced media content
  • Park Design House, an in-house visual design, branding, and promotional agency.

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.

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

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