Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication

Western Michigan University

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Ph.D. or M.F.A. in Film, Communication, or a relevant discipline (ABDs are eligible for consideration but are required to complete their degree requirements by August 2, 2021). Ideal candidates will provide evidence of strong potential to develop and maintain a nationally recognized program of scholarship or creative activity, and must demonstrate the capacity for excellence in teaching. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching courses in film or digital media production using major non-linear editing software in the Macintosh environment (e.g., Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro), with the ability to adapt to rapid advances in digital video technology. Experience mentoring diverse students, especially those from historically underrepresented groups, is desirable. Prior industry experience is a plus.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach both digital media production and cinema/media studies courses in their area(s) of expertise, maintain a nationally-recognized research and/or creative activities program, engage in curriculum development, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in departmental and college committees. The ability to teach foundation courses is also expected. Other responsibilities include developing and maintaining industry relationships.

Requirements (Experience, Education, Etc.):

Ph.D. or M.F.A. in Film, Communication, or a relevant discipline (ABDs are eligible for consideration but are required to complete their degree requirements by August 2, 2021). Ideal candidates will provide evidence of strong potential to develop and maintain a nationally recognized program of scholarship or creative activity, and must demonstrate the capacity for excellence in teaching. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching courses in film or digital media production using major non-linear editing software in the Macintosh environment (e.g., Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro), with the ability to adapt to rapid advances in digital video technology. Experience mentoring diverse students, especially those from historically underrepresented groups, is desirable. Prior industry experience is a plus.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach both digital media production and cinema/media studies courses in their area(s) of expertise, maintain a nationally-recognized research and/or creative activities program, engage in curriculum development, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in departmental and college committees. The ability to teach foundation courses is also expected. Other responsibilities include developing and maintaining industry relationships.

How to apply:

www.wmich.edu/hr/careers-at-wmu.htm

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