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Full-time Faculty Position in Media Innovation and Management - Fall 2022

Employer
Boston University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Film and Television Department at Boston University’s College of Communication is seeking an non-tenure track, Associate Professor of The Practice in Media Innovation. We are seeking an experienced media professional and/or educator with a deep understanding of how the media industry as whole has has evolved to encompass traditional and digital platforms.

 

A successful candidate should demonstrate experience in and commitment to promoting an inclusive and diverse educational environment. We believe that the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff is essential to our continued success as we strive to reflect the ever-changing landscape of media innovation. 

 

The Program:

The Film and Television department offers undergraduate and graduate courses in television, film, and digital media that cover producing, screenwriting, film and television studies, production and management. The department offers a BS in Film and Television and several master’s programs including Media Ventures.

 

The Media Ventures program is a one-year, three-semester, bi-coastal (Boston and Los Angeles) graduate program where students learn to bring new media/entertainment concepts to market and how to innovate on existing media properties. The program focuses on how content, technology and changing distribution channels combine to create and sustain value and bolster innovation across all media disciplines. Students experience classroom learning, professional internships, and industry mentorship as they craft a thesis project (a new media venture or an existing product innovation) they pitch to industry professionals at the conclusion of the program.

 

Requirements:

  • An advanced degree and teaching experience at the university level is preferred but not required if professional experience is exceptional.

 

  • Significant professional experience, leadership, and achievement in media/entertainment innovation, start-up, content and/or product ideation and development, financial and marketing modeling, and pitching new concepts to investors and strategic partners. Experience in product management, social media engagement, research and audience viability testing is also highly-valued.

 

  • Experience in and understanding of online business models, digital media platforms, creating and producing content for multi-platform distribution as well as a working knowledge of traditional media.

 

  • Ability to motivate and to collaborate with various constituencies to bring a project from concept to marketplace.

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Duties require teaching three courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate and levels in both Film/Television and the Media Ventures program. Course examples include: Television  Management, TV to Tablets, Media in Evolution, Creating New Ideas, Market Analysis and Research for Creative Ventures, and Media Business Entrepreneurship.

 

  • There is also an opportunity to create new courses in the Film and Television program such as Introduction to AI and VR, Interactive Game Design, Producing Content to Build an Online Brand, Creating Content for Mobile Distribution, Platform Growth and Expansion, Influencer Content Creation and Distribution, and other courses based on the candidate’s area of expertise.

 

  • Thesis advising – this position requires working 1:1 with students on their graduate thesis throughout the program year (September – July)

 

  • Collaboration with the BuildLab, the University’s central innovation hub, to help organize pitching events and other showcase opportunities for the Media Ventures students

 

  • University and College Committee and Service work.

 

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a resume or CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a letter that includes a personal statement on their teaching philosophy (e.g. How do/would you teach innovation?)

All applications should be submitted electronically to ftsearch@bu.edu and addressed to Aimee McCarron, Department Administrator.

This is a non-tenure track position. Deadline for applications is October 11, 2021.

Questions may be directed to Professor Paul Schneider at FTVChair@bu.edu or 617-353-3483. All inquiries will be kept confidential. This position is subject to budgetary approval by the Provost.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. . We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

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