Available Positions

The School of Communication is seeking applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions that are described here:

Assistant Professor in Digital Media Production and Studies

The University of Hartford’s School of Communication seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in digital media production and media studies for a full-time position beginning August 2017. A minimum of a terminal degree of Ph.D. or MFA is required and professional experience is preferred. Applicants who have completed all degree requirements except dissertation or final MFA project will be considered.

Preferred candidates will have collegiate-level teaching experience and professional experience and be able to teach a variety of courses related to video production in a studio environment and single-camera format, post-production editing, and video production for clients. We seek a candidate who has experience teaching editing software AVID and Adobe Cloud programs such as Premiere. Teaching responsibilities will also include an introductory survey course in media, and courses that explore issues related to media industries, content and audiences along with innovative courses in the candidate's area of specialization in digital media production and/or studies. The faculty member will teach these courses in the existing Communication major and play a significant role in developing a new program in digital media and journalism. The teaching load is three courses each semester. There will be an opportunity to work with students involved in the student television network (STN2) and radio stations (WWUH and WSAM), campus newspaper (The Informer), and also create new student groups related to media.

Candidates should incorporate high impact practices in their teaching and prepare students for professional success. Opportunities exist for teaching courses in the School’s Master of Arts degree program, and our innovative, interdisciplinary All-University Curriculum. We seek a person who will take an active role in revitalizing and expanding our curriculum in media and journalism in bold directions, address how these areas have been transformed by new technologies and attract new kinds of students, and who has an interest and ability to teach both in person and online. Applicants who aspire to enhance the diversity of those working in professions related to media and journalism and the representation of diverse communities in media are valued.

Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate expertise in a scholarly research program and/or creative work in some area related to media. Research leading to publication and/or peer-reviewed distribution of creative work in video production and service to the University are required.

Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Our new five-year strategic plan was approved in May of 2014 and is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff. More information on the plan and the full text of our academic mission can be seen at www.hartford.edu.

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

Send a letter of application, vita, sample syllabi, three references with contact information, and a representative sample of creative work to Jack Banks, Search Committee Chair, at UHCOMSRCH@hartford.edu. Please put “Digital Media Production and Studies Position” in the subject line. Screening begins February 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For any other questions related to the search contact Dr. Banks at jbanks@hartford.edu. More information about the School of Communication is available at uhaweb.hartford.edu/cmm.

The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran.  Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.  EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.

 

Associate Professor and Program Director of Cinema

The University of Hartford School of Communication, Cinema Program, invites applications for a Program Director and Associate Professor in filmmaking, beginning Fall 2017. MFA or PhD and college teaching experience required; college administrative experience preferred. This position is tenure track and the teaching load is two courses per semester. We seek a dynamic leader to direct the program and work with colleagues in Cinema and the School of Communication to help develop new curriculum/program ideas as well as to provide administrative oversight of budget, course scheduling, and program assessment. The successful candidate will also teach a variety of undergraduate courses in filmmaking (e.g., Introduction to Filmmaking, Cinematography, Narrative Filmmaking, Documentary Filmmaking, as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization). There will also be opportunities to teach in our innovative, interdisciplinary All-University Curriculum. Cinema at Hartford is a humanities BA program offering both media production and film studies. For more on curriculum, facilities, students, and faculty, visit hartfordcinema.org.

The University of Hartford is located within the greater Hartford area rich in cultural and recreational activities, and it is within driving distance from metropolitan Boston and New York. Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Our new five year strategic plan was approved in May of 2014 and is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff. More information on the plan and the full text of our academic mission can be seen at www.hartford.edu.

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications begins February 15, 2017 and continues until position is filled. A complete application consists of:

1) a cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position
2) a current curriculum vitae
3) a link to samples of creative work
4) a link to samples of student work
5) the names and contact information of three confidential references

Applications should be addressed to: Lauren Cook, Cinema Search Committee Chair, 107 Abrahms Hall, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117-1599, and sent in a single PDF file to uhcinema@hartford.edu, with “Cinema Director search” in the subject line.

The University of Hartford is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.

 

 

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