The Communication Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic University located in the Silicon Valley, seeks an assistant professor (tenure track) in the digital filmmaking and new media technology area. We particularly value candidates whose creative projects/research and teaching address one or more of the following aspects of digital filmmaking: film/TV production, virtual reality, fictional narrative production and screenwriting. The new faculty member normally will teach six courses over three quarters, including introductory courses in digital filmmaking, advanced courses in her/his area of specialty, a senior capstone course, and at least one of the following areas of departmental need: global, intercultural, or gender studies.
Tenure-track faculty are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and creative scholarship. Ideal candidates should therefore demonstrate not only potential for excellent undergraduate teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, and service to the department, College or University.
Competitive, Generous benefits package available.
Either a Ph.D. in communication or related field and production experience, or an MFA in film/television production or related area and relevant theoretical training.
Candidates should demonstrate promise in creative work or scholarly research, including the ability to exhibit at festivals or publish in peer-reviewed journals, as well as evidence of successful teaching.
Professional experience is desirable
The successful candidate will: 1a) Teach classes as assigned, demonstrate a command of their discipline, and effectively present the discipline in the context of an integrated education; The typical course load is six courses over three quarters. Courses may include: a. Comm 030: Introduction to Digital Filmmaking; composition, montage, basic camera operation, Avid editing. Lab instructor assists with use of digital editing equipment, though class instructor must cover basics b) Advanced Digital Filmmaking Production Courses (fiction, documentary, studio, cinematography, editing, new media, experimental) c) Advanced Digital Filmmaking theory/history courses in her/his area of specialty, connected with at least one of the following areas of departmental need: global, intercultural, or gender studies. c) a senior capstone course, and
1b) Serve as an advisor to assigned students and provide informed advice;
2) Carrying out a sustained program of creative activity and/or research, with appropriate submission for peer review (festivals, journals, and so on) commensurate to rank;
3) Engage in service to the department, College, University and discipline. These include but are not necessarily limited to fostering and advancing the mission and goals of the department, the University, or the profession through contributions other than teaching and scholarship or creative work such as service on committees, participation in professional organizations and activities, and community service performed in virtue of their professional expertise or association with the University.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.