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Assistant Professor, Visual Communications (emphasis Storytelling/Documentary Photographer)

Employer
Syracuse University
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Communications, Digital Media, Film & Video, Media Studies, Other Communications
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job # 076684 Job Title Assistant Professor, Visual Communications (emphasis Storytelling/Documentary Photographer) Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours
As determined by department chair Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in the Visual Communications ( VIS ) department to begin August 21, 2023. The successful candidate will primarily teach photo and video storytelling for students studying photography, video and graphic design, as well as Newhouse first year undergrads in the foundational Multimedia Storytelling course.

Widely regarded as the nation’s leading communications school, Newhouse is home to approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 180 graduate students. It is housed in a 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, an executive education wing, a café, and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty, and staff. The Dick Clark Studios and the Allen Gerry Center for Media Innovation, include a high-tech entertainment production space, and provides the school with a cutting-edge media facility that gives students a strong preparation for careers in the profession.

The school also has a dedicated professional, two-story photo studio, as well as the Kim Steele Portfolio Center and digital printing facility.

Our students come from around the world and secure a place in the class through a highly competitive admissions process. This year’s incoming freshmen earned an average 3.9 GPA .

About the Newhouse School
Widely regarded as the nation’s leading school of communications, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University is home to approximately 2,000 undergraduates, 200 residential master’s degree students, 200 online master’s degree students and 15 doctoral degree students. They are among the best in the country, having secured a place in the class through a highly competitive admissions process. The typical admitted first-year student has a 3.8 GPA and an SAT score in the 1300s

The school’s 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex is a leading-edge learning environment where students are exposed to the tools and technologies used by professionals in the field. Features include Dick Clark Studios, a high-tech entertainment production facility that rivals many Hollywood studios; the Diane and Bob Miron Digital News Center, complete with a contemporary news set, a green screen, state-of-the-art lighting systems and cameras; the Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation, a creative hub where Newhouse expertise in content development and production meets the latest media technology and programming trends; the Emerging Insights Lab, a state-of-the-art social media command center; and the Collaborative Media Room, home to
the student-produced multimedia news site, The NewsHouse.

In January 2020, the S.I. Newhouse Foundation announced a $75 million gift to the Newhouse School, the largest donation to Syracuse University in its 150-year history and one of the largest ever to any communications school.

To learn more about the Newhouse School, visit https://newhouse.syr.edu. Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree or higher is preferred.
Our students produce both still and video content. Therefore, our candidates must have significant professional experience in the practice of visual storytelling as it relates to documentary photography/photojournalism and video production. Regardless of specialization, candidates must demonstrate excellent teaching skills and a strong potential to be a thought leader in their field. Job Specific Qualifications
The candidate should demonstrate an ability to connect evolving technology to the enhancement of story experiences for users and viewers of media. Being a problem solver and a good team player is a must, as the strength of the school lies in the interconnection of faculty skills and research/creative agendas—from traditional thinking to digital asset management, to visual discovery — and the collaborations created throughout all areas of the school.

Candidates must demonstrate the potential to bring national visibility to the school through academic scholarship or creative activity. Tenure-track hires are expected to pursue such activities that will position them as a well-known expert in their field. The school expects a variety of service duties, including academic and career advising of undergraduate and graduate students; school and university committee service; and community engagement. Responsibilities
The faculty member will teach five classes in an academic year (2/3 load) and will help set the direction of our documentary / photojournalism / editorial still and video program for both our civilian and military populations. Though the primary responsibility is to teach photographic and video storytelling courses, the ideal candidate will also demonstrate teaching versatility in at least one additional subject matter related to visual communication, such as:

- Still or video editing
- Visual management
- Social media
- Emerging media
- Virtual and augmented reality

The successful candidate must be willing to lead department workshops, such as our Fall Workshop, student groups, such as the NPPA student chapter, and join efforts to create international experiences.

# HEJ Physical Requirements
N/A Tools/Equipment
N/A Application Instructions
Applications should include the following:
  • Cover letter, emphasizing prior university teaching experience or identify the ways in which professional experience will translate into the classroom
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Statements addressing each of the following:
    • TEACHING : The Newhouse School prides itself on the high quality of education it provides. Please submit a statement describing your philosophy of teaching and learning.
    • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION : The Newhouse School seeks candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members. Please describe how your past experience has prepared you to contribute to the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
    • RESEARCH / CREATIVE ACTIVITY : The Newhouse School prides itself on being inclusive of scholarly research, such as peer-reviewed journal articles, grant procurement, conference presentations and book development and creative activity such as exhibitions, juried-selections, works of art, video, audio, and trade/professional focused articles. Please describe how your experience will help you contribute to the University and School’s commitment to research and creative initiatives.
  • List of three references with knowledge of your work, with complete contact information

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, with a priority submission deadline and full consideration given to those received in full by November 11, 2022. The search will continue until this position is filled. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu. About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEO Statement
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/95947 Job Posting Date 10/06/2022 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 11/11/2022 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants
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