Practitioner in Residence of Documentary Production - College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Boston, Massachusetts


The Communication, Journalism and Media Department at Suffolk University invites applications for a position in Documentary Production at the rank of Practitioner in Residence beginning July 1, 2020 (pending final budgetary approval). We seek a faculty member with significant professional experience in documentary production, allowing the department to focus its video production primarily on news/documentary and contribute to further integrating the journalism and the media/film programs.

We invite candidates with undergraduate teaching experience and extensive professional experience in non-fiction video production and long form journalism/documentary production. The preferred candidate will be well versed in the skills, principles, and ethics of documentary production; preference will be given to candidates who are interested in social justice issues and/or issues with political significance. Candidates must be able to teach a variety of courses in production and visual storytelling in the Journalism and Media Majors. Courses include, but are not limited to, the following: introductory and advanced level production classes, visual aesthetics, editing (using AVID and Premiere) and post-production, as well as our capstone course in long form journalism/documentary production. 

Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and professional experience with non-fiction/documentary production. Faculty responsibilities include a total teaching load of six courses per academic year, Service to the Department and the University through committee membership and student advising also is required. An advanced degree (MA, MFA or Ph.D.) in Communication, Journalism, Documentary or other relevant degree must be in hand by July 1, 2020. 

Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website and should include the following elements: 1) letter of application; 2) CV; 3) graduate transcripts; 4) statement of  teaching philosophy; 5) statement regarding past documentary experience and recent sample of documentary productions; 6) sampling of course syllabi and recent student evaluations of teaching; and 7) three letters of reference (sent electronically to Maureen Dooley at Deadline for applications is November 22, 2019

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in downtown Boston, and is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community.  Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. To learn more about Suffolk University visit our website at