Assistant Professor in Digital Media: Tenure - Track

Illinois, United States
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Jan 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number F00099P Position Status Exempt Reporting Relationship(s) Department Chair Supervisory Relationships Job Summary

Elmhurst University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Communication and Media to teach in the Digital Media program. A terminal degree in a media field is required. Candidates with experience teaching film and media production are preferred. Candidates with a background in both film production as well as animation and/or graphic design are strongly encouraged to apply. Main teaching responsibilities include core courses in the Digital Media degree such as Introduction to Digital Cinema, advanced courses within tracks such as Advanced Film and Media Production and Introduction to Video Editing, and senior-level courses such as the Digital Media Capstone course. Candidates are encouraged to look at the list of courses in the Digital Media degree ( and indicate which courses in this program they have the knowledge and experience to teach. Evidence of outstanding teaching is essential. The teaching load is six courses per year. Candidates should be prepared to participate in academic service, including advising, admissions and recruitment events, and serving on university committees. An ongoing research and/or creative program or demonstration of creative/research potential is preferred. Candidates should have a commitment to creating inclusive learning environments for a diverse student body.

Essential Functions Other Duties and Responsibilities Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions.

Work Hours Posting Date 11/16/0020 Closing Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested persons may apply online by visiting our website at Please submit a letter of application, CV, unofficial graduate transcript (official transcripts will be requested at a later date), teaching philosophy, research/creative statement, sample syllabus, and two letters of recommendation. Interested persons may include a portfolio of their own creative and/or research work, but this is optional. Additional information about Elmhurst University may be accessed on our website: Review of applications will begin December 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University ’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  1. Curriculum Vitae
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  4. Unofficial Transcripts 1
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. Research Statement
  7. Letter of Recommendation 1
  8. Letter of Recommendation 2
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