Documentary Production, Tenure Track or renewable Non-Tenure Track
The Communication, Journalism and Media Department at Suffolk University invites applications for a position in Documentary Production beginning July 1, 2021. 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. The successful candidate may be tenure track or non-tenure track, depending on degree and professional experience.
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, editing (using AVID and Premiere), post-production, and theory courses such as visual aesthetics, 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. For a tenure track position, faculty responsibilities include a teaching load of five courses per academic year and active scholarly or production work. For a non-tenure track position, faculty responsibilities include eight courses per academic year with no requirement of scholarship. Service to the department and university through committee membership and student advising is also required. An advanced degree (MA, MFA or PhD) in Communication, Journalism, or Documentary Production must be in hand by July 1, 2021 to be considered for a tenure-track position. Candidates with a BFA and nationally recognized documentary work would be considered for a non-tenure track position.
Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website, with a complete submission including the following components: cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts (undergraduate transcripts for BFA), statement of teaching philosophy, artist statement, recent sample of documentary productions, recent course evaluations (if available), and contact information for three references. Deadline for applications is November 30, 2020.
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Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race, gender, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. To learn more about Suffolk University visit our website at www.suffolk.edu.