Education, Training, Library, Internet/New Media, Other
The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for two, nine-month, non-tenure earning instructors or lecturers in R-TV/Media Production and Management. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2021.
Each successful candidate will contribute to the R-TV/Media Production and Management program's mission through teaching undergraduate level and, depending on the highest degree attained, may teach at the graduate level and support the Film MFA degree by providing critiques, mentoring, and serving on graduate thesis committees. The successful candidates will be expected to teach four courses per semester and participate in school and university service, including committee work. While UCF has adapted its instructional delivery of courses to various modes due to COVID-19, these positions are among those based on UCF's main campus.
By the time of appointment, the candidates must hold a master's degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for a lecturer) in Radio-Television, Mass Media Production, or a related field (e.g., Film Production, Screenwriting, Film Arts, Mass Communication, etc.) from an accredited institution. The successful candidates will provide evidence of professional accomplishment and demonstrate a working familiarity with media production technologies and techniques. Candidates must also have excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative educational environment with faculty, students, and administrators.
Preference will be given to candidates who have at least one year of college-level teaching experience in one or more of the following: videography, studio production, lighting, editing, production management, screenwriting, audio production, or media history/cultural studies, media ethics, and demonstrated understanding of media production and post-production technology. Professional experience and demonstrated fluency involving production, sound, editing and post-production workflows, writing, post-sound design, color grading, or mixing is desired. A strong candidate will have demonstrated support for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
NSCM is a student-centered school with a very collegial and friendly faculty and staff. NSCM strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research, teaching, and service to students and the community. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off-campus. The NSCM R-TV/Media Production and Management program offers a BA with tracks in Production or Media Management and Operations. In addition to the R-TV/Media Production and Management degree, the Film and Mass Media program includes journalism and film degrees. NSCM also has a robust partnership with WUCF Public Media, the public television, radio, and web outlet for Central Florida. For more information about the school and its programs, visit https://communication.ucf.edu.
The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university's natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers. The college's programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/.
UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 72,000 students, UCF is one of the country's largest universities. The university offers more than 200-degree programs. UCF is committed to diversity and was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2019. For more information, visit https://www.ucf.edu.
Three academic or professional references (including address, phone number and email address)
A teaching statement of no more than 300 words that addresses the ability to teach using different modes of delivery, including online or large classes
Links to preview work samples
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Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Debbie Doyle, Human Resources Generalist, at 407-823- 5570 or [email protected].
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.