Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty: Film, Television, and Media Arts

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Quinnipiac University's School of Communications seeks applicants for a a tenure-track faculty position in Film, Television and Media Arts with a specialization in film history, theory and criticism. The Department seeks candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our academic community.


Quinnipiac University's School of Communications seeks applicants for a a tenure-track faculty position in Film, Television and Media Arts with a specialization in film history, theory and criticism. The Department seeks candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our academic community. This position will begin in August 2021.

About the Department:

The Department offers B.A. and B.F.A. degrees in Film, Television and Media Arts and an M.A. in Cinematic Production Management.

The strength of our film program is an integrated, collaborative curriculum that provides a foundation in all aspects of filmmaking, including: screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, sound acquisition, editing, post-production, as well as history, theory, and film analysis. This student-centered Department has a strong sense of community and the faculty are highly collaborative in teaching, research and creative endeavors.

About the Ed McMahon Communications Center:

The Ed McMahon Communications Center is a first-rate production facility equipped with industry standard technology and equipment for hands-on training in all aspects of film, television, journalism and multimedia production. Highlights of the center include a three-camera HDTV studio, a professional-quality audio production suite, and several 4K editing suites. Labs and classrooms are ideal for independent and group-based work, as well as a variety of multidisciplinary projects.

The Center’s 80 high-performance workstations enable students to work with numerous multimedia and imaging applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver and other industry-standard software including Final Draft, Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting.

An extensive equipment loan room makes professional caliber video and audio recording equipment and support gear available for use in the field. An inventory of over 100 digital cameras include Sony A73s, Canon EOSRs, Canon C-100s, Sony FS5s and Red Dragon Scarlet Ws.

About the School:

We balance hands-on skills training with instruction in the liberal arts to prepare students for exciting and rewarding careers in advertising and integrated communications; communications/media studies; film, television and media arts; graphic and interactive design; journalism; and public relations. Our faculty includes award-winning professionals and internationally recognized scholars with extensive experience in their fields. We maintain a portfolio of more than 5,000 local, regional, national and international employers to connect with, and our student media organizations provide multiple opportunities for real-world learning experiences.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit www.qu.edu. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


•Teaching responsibilities: instruct undergraduate courses each semester for fall and spring terms, including: Understanding Film, Analysis of the Moving Image, History of Film I, History of Film II, Senior Seminar (special topics). Opportunities exist for new course development and additional undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments.
• Establishment of a research, or creative agenda that provides opportunities for student involvement. Candidates whose research involves inquiry into gender, sexuality, race and disability are strongly urged to apply.
• Academic advising and mentoring.
• Engagement in university and community service appropriate to interests.

Education Requirements:

• Ph.D. in film, television, or related field is preferred.

• M.F.A. required.


  • University level teaching experience of HTC courses is required. Additional experience in delivering hybrid and online courses preferred.
  • Knowledge and interest in world cinema and transnational cinematic movements, including: African Diasporic/Black, Latin American/Latinx, Asian, and Middle Eastern cinema.
  • Experience teaching screenwriting and/or film production preferred.
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community is expected.
  • Candidates should be able to address issues of race and representation in all of their courses. Our ideal candidate will also possess a keen awareness of the current issues around diversity, inclusion, and equity within the film and television industry.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


    Applications must be submitted electronically and must include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research/creative agenda, and names of three references.

    Application review will begin on January 15, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

    Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

    Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Similar jobs

    Similar jobs