Assistant Professor of the Practice in Video and Audio Production

Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Feb 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

Wesleyan University’s arts departments invite applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice position in Video, Audio, and Production beginning July 1, 2021.
The successful candidate will teach courses in sound and video documentation and production in full-semester and half-semester formats. In addition, the candidate will offer and/or supervise workshops in a wide range of software and sound and video techniques based on the needs of the arts departments. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute innovative courses in a secondary area relevant to the interdisciplinary needs of the arts departments, such as performing-arts videography and/or web/social media design.

The Assistant Professor of the Practice position has an annual load equivalent to five full-semester courses. This load will include a combination of teaching (classroom and tutorials), training student assistants, supervision of digital design facilities (the existing Digital Design Studio and future planned Digital Design Commons), and coordination with arts faculty on the media production needs of student projects. The position will be housed in and will officially report to the Dance department, though it will also support the departments of Theater, Music, and Art.

Wesleyan University is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both artistic practice and teaching very highly; has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have an MFA, or its equivalent.

Special Instructions To Applicants

A complete application includes a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae or resume, 3) portfolio, 4) sample syllabus, 5) teaching statement, and 6) you will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace Wesleyan’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.

Additional Information

Applications completed by May 2, 2021 will receive full consideration. Please contact Dawn Alger at dalger@wesleyan.edu if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users:
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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, awilliams@wesleyan.edu.

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