Assistant Professor/ Instructor in Multimedia and/or Digital Media Production Non-Tenure Track
January 31, 2018
Higher Education Institution
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
Assistant Professor/Instructor in Multimedia and/or Digital Media Production
WHEN: August 2018.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach required video production and multimedia journalism courses, contributing to the teaching of other courses that serve majors in Journalism and Media Communication, Public Relations, Health Communication and Communication Studies as well as the Sports Communication minor, performing service duties, and maintaining professional productivity. Teaching would primarily focus on video and digital media production in a multimedia and lab environment as well as in an instructional environment that incorporates online and elements of convergent media. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to curriculum development emphasizing cross-discipline integration of new media technologies and multi-platform journalism. Candidates may be asked to develop an in-house video production agency that incorporates student assistance and generates revenue in support of the video production program.
DEPARTMENT: Majors offered: in Public Relations, Journalism & Media Communication, Health Communication and Communication Studies. Minor offered: Sports Communication. The primary mission: create communication scholars and practitioners who understand audiences and engage in strategic choices to create competent communication in public fora and interpersonal relationships as professionals and citizens within diverse communities.
OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY: Otterbein University is a small private university nationally-recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. Otterbein’s commitment to opportunity started with its founding in 1847 as one of the nation’s first universities to welcome women and persons of color to its community of teachers and learners. Otterbein remains committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its spirit of inclusion, and to extending its legacy of recruiting a heterogeneous faculty, student body, and staff; to fostering a climate that doesn’t just accommodate differences, but engages with them; and to providing rich opportunities for learning from those differences. Otterbein is a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Community Service Classification; a finalist for the 2014 President’s Award for Economic Opportunity Community Service; and has been honored With Distinction by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006. It stands in its category’s top 10 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to "America’s Best
Colleges." Otterbein’s student population includes 2,400 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors; seven master’s programs; and a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). In addition, Otterbein is home to The Point — a science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) innovation center — which is a one-of-a-kind resource that combines academics with the business and manufacturing needs of our community.
WHERE: Otterbein University is located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus that has been ranked the fifth friendliest town in America by Forbes and Nextdoor.com in 2012 and 15th on Money Magazine’s 2009 list of Best Places to Live. Westerville has a population of approximately 36,000 people and combines the beauty and convenience of a medium-sized community with the cultural, educational, and economic benefits of Columbus, the state capital; a thriving and diverse metropolitan area of 1.4 million people. Central Ohio is the fastest growing area in the state with stability provided by a diversified economy. To learn more about Otterbein, visit www.otterbein.edu.
APPLICATION: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Paul Eisenstein, Dean, School of Arts & Sciences, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081 or submit via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail submission preferred. Visit us at www.otterbein.edu/artsandsciences to learn more about the School of Arts and Sciences.
Semi-finalists for the position will be asked to submit an official transcript for their highest degree earned. Otterbein University is an EEO Employer.
Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination. To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and
activities. However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission. Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to:
Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. (Assistant Professor rank) or Master’s degree (Instructor rank) in Multimedia Journalism, Video Production, Mass Communication or related field with a record of effective teaching and significant professional and industry experience. Candidate should be proficient in teaching students how to edit on Final Cut Pro and Avid systems. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud is a plus.
About Otterbein University
Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio. Otterbein University was established in 1847 and named for Philip William Otterbein, a founder of the United Brethren Church. Shaped by its historic relationship with the Church, a set of deeply rooted values still guide this model community of leaders and learners. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative and inclusive. Today Otterbein University enrolls 2,480 undergraduate students in more than 70 majors and 456 graduate students working toward one of six master’s degrees or a doctor of nursing practice degree. Students come from towns throughout Ohio and represent 42 states and 11 countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein’s forward-thinking vision and actions—from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities.