Documentary Production, Tenure Track or renewable Non-Tenure Track
Suffolk University is a private, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common and we are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, City Hall and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together.
Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience since 1906. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.
We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.
We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:
- Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
- Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children
- Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
- Pre-tax commuter benefit
- Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges
- Discounted home and auto insurance
The Communication, Journalism and Media Department at Suffolk University invites applications for a position in Documentary Production beginning July 1, 2021. We seek a faculty member with significant professional experience in documentary production, allowing the department to focus its video production primarily on news/documentary and contribute to further integrating the journalism and the media/film programs. The successful candidate may be tenure track or non-tenure track, depending on degree and professional experience.
We invite candidates with undergraduate teaching experience and extensive professional experience in non-fiction video production and long form journalism/documentary production. The preferred candidate will be well versed in the skills, principles, and ethics of documentary production; preference will be given to candidates who are interested in social justice issues and/or issues with political significance. Candidates must be able to teach a variety of courses in production and visual storytelling in the Journalism and Media Majors. Courses include, but are not limited to, the following: Introductory and advanced level production classes, editing (using AVID and Premiere), post-production, and theory courses such as visual aesthetics, as well as our capstone course in long form journalism/documentary production.
Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and professional experience with non-fiction/documentary production. For a tenure track position, faculty responsibilities include a teaching load of five courses per academic year and active scholarly or production work. For a non-tenure track position, faculty responsibilities include eight courses per academic year with no requirement of scholarship. Service to the department and university through committee membership and student advising is also required. An advanced degree (MA, MFA or PhD) in Communication, Journalism, or Documentary Production must be in hand by July 1, 2021 to be considered for a tenure-track position. Candidates with a BFA and nationally recognized documentary work would be considered for a non-tenure track position.
Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website, with a complete submission including the following components: cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts (undergraduate transcripts for BFA), statement of teaching philosophy, artist statement, recent sample of documentary productions, recent course evaluations (if available), and contact information for three references. Deadline for applications is November 30, 2020.
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment.
Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race, gender, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. To learn more about Suffolk University visit our website at www.suffolk.edu .
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