The Division of Mass Communication is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, supporting the B.S. program in Television and Film, commencing September 1, 2018.
St. John's University was founded in 1870 is a Catholic and Vincentian university that prepares students for personal and professional success in today’s global society. Students come from nearly 50 states and close to 120 foreign countries to pursue more than 100 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and various doctoral degrees. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. St. John’s has three residential New York City campuses; an academic center in Hauppauge, NY; international campuses in Rome, Italy, and Paris, France; and study abroad locations in Seville, Spain, and around the world. The University's Division I athletic program offers 17 men's and women's programs in the Big East Conference. For more information visit http://www.stjohns.edu
The College of Professional Studies (CPS) has the largest undergraduate student body within the University and serves close to 4000 students in 28 undergraduate and 4 graduate level programs. For more information visit http://www.stjohns.edu/cps
Responsibilities: This is a teaching focused position (teaching 12 credit hours per semester) with opportunities for course reductions based on creative professional activity or research. Industry involvement, creative professional activity, and/or research productivity are important but secondary to a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student engagement. Division faculty are expected to participate in academic advisement, student mentoring, academic assessment, and other activities as required by the Chair and/or Dean. Candidates must exhibit potential for professional growth in their discipline.
Qualifications: Candidates must possess:
Master’s or Master of Fine Arts degree in one of the following postproduction fields: film production, television production, digital media, digital arts, animation, or virtual reality/augmented reality
A minimum of least five years of work experience in reputable media companies with professional focus on and expertise in postproduction and relevant skills
Experience teaching undergraduate classes in postproduction of film, television, or digital media programs of college level. Area of expertise is open: digital visual effects, animation, VR/AR, motion graphics, color correction.
Preference will be given to candidates that have experience teaching graduate courses and/or possess extensive industry experience. Candidates should be familiar with relevant technologies, software, hardware, protocols, formats, business, and culture of the postproduction industry and be able to integrate this into their teaching pedagogy.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit your letter of interest and CV to Prof. Alla Baeva, Chair, Division of Mass Communication, on line. Three recommendation letters will be requested further along in the recruiting process.
St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeto...n Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.