Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
Instructor, Media Production
The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure, term faculty position at the rank of Instructor to begin in Fall 2021. This new faculty member will primarily teach undergraduate media production courses with a special focus on teaching audio/video/multimedia production, TV studio production, animation, gaming and/or data visualization. Teaching assignments for media production classes in the Robertson School graduate programs are also possible. Must be able to teach Adobe Creative Cloud, especially Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects and Photoshop, and to teach media production to students in the School’s other academic programs in advertising, journalism, and public relations. The candidate should reflect the School’s commitment to teaching excellence, community engagement and cultural diversity.
This is an exciting time to be at VCU and a great opportunity to join our forward-thinking school. VCU is one of the nation’s premier urban, public research universities. With more than 31,000 students, it is one of the largest universities in Virginia. The Robertson School is accredited by ACEJMC and has approximately 900 students. The Robertson School attracts a diverse student body and about 50% of our students are racially and ethnically diverse and/or members of other diverse groups.
Candidates must have: (1) a master’s degree in mass communication or in a related field; (2) relevant professional experience that includes media production; (3) a proven track record of inspiring, guiding and mentoring others to reach their full potential; and (4) high expectations for students. Successful college teaching experience is highly preferred. Preferred candidates will have a successful record of working with diverse and underserved populations and a demonstrated potential to do so at Virginia Commonwealth University. The successful candidate will teach courses that emphasize strong writing and storytelling across media contexts and platforms. An ability to teach innovative media production skills is strongly preferred. This faculty member will teach four courses per regular semester (fall and spring).
Application Process Please submit the following application materials at https://www.vcujobs.com/: (1) A letter of application addressed to Dr. Tim Bajkiewicz, Chair of the Search Committee; (2) a current curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information of three references); (3) a Statement on Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and (4) the following items as one PDF file or links to these materials: three non-returnable samples of teaching materials and/or professional work and three non-returnable samples of student work (if available). Review of applicants will begin on February 15, 2021. The position remains open until filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Tim Bajkiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the School’s website at http://robertson.vcu.edu.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.