Assistant Professor of Video Production

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Oct 22, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Assistant Professor of Video Production

The University of Wisconsin–Stout invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Video Production commencing fall of 2021. This position will support the Bachelor of Science in (B.S) Video Production as well as further interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty and students aligned with other programs across the University, such as the many BFA programs in the School of Art & Design. This is a tenure-track, 9-month academic year position. Primary expectations include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, creative research, and service to the University. Program faculty are excited to welcome a new member to the team.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum / Required

  • Master’s degree in related field, and minimum three (3) years of professional experience in a field relevant
    to video production or a combination of teaching and industry experience equivalent to three (3) years
  • Expertise using industry standard video production tools/software and processes
  • Expertise using industry standard video post-production tools/software and processes
  • Evidence of potential for teaching excellence

Highly Desired

  • Terminal degree (M.F.A., Ph.D., etc.) in an area of expertise relevant to Video Production
  • Professional video production experience
  • Applied knowledge of professional video camera operation
  • Applied knowledge of still photographic tools and technologies
  • Interdisciplinary teaching / research experience
  • Interest in partnering with industry
  • Interest in leadership opportunities

Terminal degree (M.F.A., Ph.D., etc.) required for tenure and promotion, unless by special exception process.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach studio courses each semester, that may include introductory, intermediate, and advanced Video Production classes, Motion Graphics and VFX software and processes.
  • Teach other studio Photography classes that support the major and the Photography and Video minor.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills, collegiality and the potential for future leadership in the Video Production program
  • Collaborate with other faculty to maintain / develop course curricula
  • Foster a rigorous and inclusive learning environment
  • Provide academic advisement for students in the major and Photography and Video minor
  • Participate in program assessment
  • Assist in maintaining equipment and facilities 
  • Perform service to the department, college, and university
  • Engage in professional creative research
  • Pursue external funding
  • Perform other duties as designated by Chair

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The B.S. Video Production program is a collaboration between the Communication Technologies and Communication Studies Department with the School of Art and Design. This interdepartmental approach combines elements of creative storytelling with the digital technologies used in commercial videos, short documentaries, and narrative films. The B.S. in Video Production is a new and fast-growing program, will be entering its third year in Fall 2021 and is unique within the University of Wisconsin System. The program’s curriculum offers a comprehensive foundation in both visual communication and video production technologies that provide students the opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge acquired through coursework. For more information, please visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/programs/bs-video-production

The School of Art & Design has over 70 faculty/staff and over 1,100 students, making it the largest higher education art and design entity in the upper Midwest. The Video Production program collaborates with many of the six distinct BFA programs, including Entertainment Design, Game Design & Development—Art, Graphic Design & Interactive Media, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Studio Art, a BS in Art Education, and an MFA program in Design. The School of Art & Design student population accounts for roughly 15% of the on-campus undergraduate population at UW-Stout. For more information, please visit:https://www.uwstout.edu/artdes

CAMPUS INFORMATION

The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation. UW-Stout offers 50 undergraduate and over 20 distinctive, highly-regarded advanced l degree Programs. Average student enrollment is 9,000.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

The university is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, just 60 minutes east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Menomonie is a vibrant town of 16,000, and is surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. The community is part of the scenic Chippewa Valley Region, which has a population base of more than 200,000.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community.
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks. 

A successful candidate must have authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:
https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information 

TO APPLY

Go to: http://jobs.uwstout.edu/  

Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and highly desired qualifications
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Inclusivity statement: Separate one-page or less document demonstrating your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that supports student success
  4. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  5. Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire
  6. Professional portfolio: Upload a single, multipage PDF including up to 20 samples of personal / professional video work with brief written descriptions. Inclusion of hyperlinks to video work is requisite.
  7. Evidence of potential for teaching excellence: Upload a single, multipage PDF which may include up to 20 examples of student work, syllabi, course materials, mentorship outcomes, leadership training, etc. Inclusion of hyperlinks to video work/student sample reel is requisite.
  8. Teaching philosophy

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by Sunday, January 3, 2021. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled. 

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900

 It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Dr Cynthia Bland

Phone: (715) 232-1387

Email: blandc@uwstout.edu

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Suzanne Rowan

Phone: (715) 232-1311

Email: rowans@uwstout.edu