Assistant Professor of Digital Filmmaking and New Media

Santa Clara University
California, United States
Jul 06, 2017
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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.                                            

While professional experience is desirable, candidates must have 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.

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

Applications will be accepted online through the SCU job portal until October 1, 2017.

A more complete job description, and the application, can be found at Visit to learn about SCU’s mission, courses offered in our department, the diverse student population we serve, and the University’s housing assistance program.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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