Saint Louis University

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Media Production

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for a non-tenure-track position in media production. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in creative non-fiction storytelling and multimedia production, who also can oversee studio production and postproduction.  The position is at the instructor or assistant professor level in the Department of Communication, to begin in Fall 2018.

Duties include a 4/4 teaching load that will include video production and media writing classes (e.g., Video Production and Design, Studio Production, Media Scriptwriting) as well as courses in the department’s undergraduate core (e.g., Media Lab). A course release each year is provided for service as the coordinator of the communication studio.

Requirements:
-Earned master’s or MFA degree by August 1, 2018
-Documented teaching experience and excellence or evidence of excellent teaching potential
-Experience supervising and mentoring students working on multimedia projects or evidence of potential to supervise and mentor students and their projects
-Demonstrated mastery of various editing software and Adobe Creative Suite
-Additional consideration will be given to individuals who also have a record of professional experience in multimedia production, broadcast or another related field

Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with 170 undergraduate majors, 20 minors, 20 M.A. students, and 14 full-time faculty members. We have an undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional application of communication research within three different concentrations: advertising and public relations; communication studies; and journalism and media studies. We stress proficiency in production/technology across our curriculum. We also emphasize cultural competence and ethical reflection. Our master’s program includes courses in the areas of media studies, strategic communication, and communication studies. The department has a Communication Media Center, Studio Production Suite, and several computer labs to support student learning related to technology and production.

Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. The main campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions.  The university’s benefits package includes a generous university retirement plan and a comprehensive tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependent children.

All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu. Applicants should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement; and 4) a list with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references. Please include a link to an online portfolio, website, or reel of your work in the cover letter. Additionally, if you have teaching experience, please include a link to examples of student projects that have been produced under your supervision. For additional information, contact Dr. Dan Kozlowski, the search co-chair, at Dan.Kozlowski@slu.edu.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Saint Louis University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit University and an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer (AA/EOE), committed to excellence through diversity and equity. In support of this commitment, we strongly encourage and welcome applications from women, minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups.

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