Instructor - Media Production

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Film & Video, Media Studies, Other Communications, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time

Mission or Goal of Unit:

The mission of the College of Humanities and Sciences is to serve as the intellectual heart and soul of our institution and wider community. The College of Humanities and Sciences:
  • Prepares lifelong learners to participate actively as engaged and responsible citizens
  • Propels scientific research and scholarship to improve the human condition, cure and treat diseases, and promote healthy environments
  • Grounds us in our history, critically examines our present human condition and empowers students to create more equitable local and global communities
  • Provides communities with a passionate and creative workforce that serves as a powerful engine for economic development and innovative solutions to problems
As the intellectual lifeblood of VCU and our community, the College of Humanities and Sciences seeks to inspire our students to explore their passions and dreams as individuals and provide the context to understand their place in the world and connections with others—locally, globally and throughout time. Most importantly, our educational and research environment addresses an array of technological, health-related and societal problems, as well as providing profound insights and reflections of what it means to be human and humane..

Chief Purpose of this position: The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth
University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure, term faculty position at the rank of
Instructor to begin in Fall 2022.

This is an exciting time to be at VCU and a great opportunity to join our forward-thinking school. VCU is one of the nation’s premier urban, public research universities. With 29,000 students, it is one of the largest universities in Virginia. The Robertson School is accredited by ACEJMC and has approximately 600 students. The Robertson School attracts a diverse student body and about 50% of our students are racially and ethnically diverse and/or members of other diverse groups. The candidate should reflect the School’s commitment to teaching excellence, community engagement and cultural diversity.

Position Responsibilities: This new faculty member will primarily teach undergraduate media production courses with a special focus on teaching audio/video/multimedia production, TV studio production, and/or animation. Must be able to teach Adobe Creative Cloud, especially Premiere Pro, Audition, and Photoshop; prefer the ability to teach After Effects. Will teach media production to students in the School’s other academic programs in advertising, journalism, and public relations. Teaching assignments for media production classes in the Robertson School graduate programs are also possible. The successful candidate will teach courses that emphasize strong writing and storytelling across media contexts and platforms. An ability to teach innovative media production skills is strongly preferred.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have: (1) a master’s degree in mass communication or in a related field; (2) relevant professional experience that includes media production; (3) a proven track record of inspiring, guiding and mentoring others to reach their full potential; and (4) high expectations for students. Successful college teaching experience is highly preferred.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have a successful record of working with diverse and underserved populations and a demonstrated potential to do so at Virginia Commonwealth University. This faculty member will teach four courses per regular semester (fall and spring).

Application Process: Please submit the following application materials at : (1) A letter of application addressed to Dr. Tim Bajkiewicz, Chair of the Search Committee; (2) a current curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information of three references); (3) a Statement on Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (see for details); and (4) the following items as one PDF file or links to these materials: three non-returnable samples of teaching materials and/or professional work and three non-returnable samples of student work (if available). Review of applicants will begin on March 28, 2022. The position remains open until filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Tim Bajkiewicz at or visit the School’s website at

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Documents:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Curriculum Vitae (including three references)

Statement on Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Teaching/professional materials

Position Type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Full time equivalent: 100
Tenure: Ineligible
Rank: Instructor
Months: 9
Department: Robertson School

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Dr. Tim Bajkiewicz
Contact Email:

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