Lecturer in Creative Industries Entrepreneurship
The Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) at Georgia State University invites applications for a Lecturer position in Creative Industries Entrepreneurship. The position will begin in August 2021, pending budgetary approval. An earned Ph.D., MBA or MFA degree in a field related to creative industries entrepreneurship is required (e.g., emerging media technologies and funding models for media enterprises, arts entrepreneurship, or degrees in media production such as film or music technology where training connected to specific industry pipelines). Candidates who are expected to receive their degrees by July 2021 will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in teaching entrepreneurship or creative industry courses. Entrepreneurial experience and knowledge of advanced technology content creation systems are both preferred.
The lecturer will be responsible for designing and teaching undergraduate courses related to creative industries entrepreneurship in their area of expertise, with possible courses including New Ventures in Creative Media, Media Business Development, Managing the Creative Enterprise, or others. CMII offers an undergraduate major in Media Entrepreneurship, among the university’s fastest growing and now enrolling 450 majors, where students combine industry production and entrepreneurship pipeline courses with creative specializations in the film and television (including animation and VFX), music, and videogame industries. Majors are also interested in the broader matters of branding, marketing, social media campaign creation, and with other traditional creative sectors such as fashion and graphic design. An ability to connect to a range of student sectoral interests is strongly encouraged.
Lecturers at Georgia State University teach eight courses annually and perform departmental service but are not required to sustain a traditional research program. We anticipate that the service commitment connected to this position will be to coordinate the CMII media entrepreneurship incubator, along with other normal departmental committee work. Lecturers are eligible for promotion after five years to Senior Lecturer and then five years later may be considered for promotion to Principal Senior Lecturer.
Georgia State University (est. 1913) is a Research I institution enrolling more than 54,000 undergraduate and graduate students in seven colleges, and it is the largest university in Georgia. Students are enrolled from every Georgia county, every state in the nation, and more than 145 countries. The university is proud of the very rich diversity of its students. In the application letter or teaching material, applicants should explicitly address their readiness for effectively teaching Georgia State’s highly diverse student body, which includes many first-generation college students. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The College of Arts & Sciences supports faculty professional success through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks in college-level program development. GSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.
CMII is an interdisciplinary unit jointly coordinated by the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of the Arts, focused on workforce training that prepares students for work in the media and arts industries, for organizing programs in media entrepreneurship, and developing industry research partnerships. Thanks to a significant gift from the Woodruff Foundation, a new media production center opened on the main campus in 2017 that includes production suites for VR/AR, game design, and motion capture, postproduction, maker spaces, state of the art project and training suites, media labs, and entrepreneurship collaborative work environments. CMII employs research and teaching faculty, as well as industry-experienced Professors of Practice.
To apply, please send your application letter, academic vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation, electronically uploaded to firstname.lastname@example.org, or in hard copy to David Cheshier/Media Entrepreneurship Lecturer Search, Creative Media Industries Institute, P.O. Box 5060, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga., 30302-5060. Application review will begin March 15, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran’s status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. For more information about this position and the Institute, contact Brennen Dicker (email@example.com) or visit the Institute website (cmii.gsu.edu).
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