POSITION: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DEPARTMENT: COMMUNICATION STUDIES ACADEMIC YEAR OF HIRE: 2020-2021
The Department of Communication Studies at The College of New Jersey invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor in Digital Filmmaking to begin in fall 2020. The Department’s curriculum situates the digital filmmaking within broader social and cultural contexts. The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher and filmmaker with demonstrated expertise in digital cinematography and ancillary experience in sound for film and video production. Preference will be given to candidates whose work speaks to social and cultural issues and whose work links to other disciplines. Experience curating film/video programs, grant writing/program development and creating for new and emerging platforms a plus. The ideal candidate would be able to teach introductory and advanced classes in video production and sound as well as develop new classes which focus on adapting storytelling to new and emerging platforms. Candidates will also be expected to advise student organizations and curate programs for internal and external audiences.
Applicants must have a strong story sense, be fully conversant with the creative processes and practices of digital filmmaking and be committed to diversity and inclusivity. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and have a record of creative work as evidenced by screenings at such venues as festivals, theaters, broadcast, media centers or emerging media platforms. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability and commitment to engage productively with students at all skill levels, as well as an eagerness to foster a vital role for film production within the context of a liberal arts college. The candidate must have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD in production-related area), teaching experience, and professional experience a plus.
TCNJ is a selective, public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for its 5,900 undergraduate students, who benefit from a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of only 20 students. TCNJ is one of only five public institutions included on Barron's Profiles of American Colleges list of the 75 "Most Competitive" colleges and universities in the United States, and of those five, TCNJ is the only primarily undergraduate institution included. TCNJ's campus encompasses 289 beautiful tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, NJ, which is located between Trenton and Princeton in the historic Delaware Valley, and is convenient to Philadelphia, New York, the Jersey shore, and the Pocono Mountains.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
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About The College of New Jersey
The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve and transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, the College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live.