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Lecturer in Creative Media and Entertainment, College of Communication

Butler University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 23, 2023

The Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media in the College of Communication at Butler University invites applications for a nine-month lecturer in the Creative Media and Entertainment (CME) major with an expected start date of August 2023. The successful candidate will teach classes in production and post-production techniques in television, film, and video from an inclusive pedagogical perspective, as well as oversee the student-facing production organization, IndyBlue Video.

Minimum Qualifications
  • An advanced degree (MA, MS) in Communication, Media Production, or a related field
  • Production experience directly related to Creative Media and Entertainment
  • Potential for juried artistic exhibition related to media production
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Expressed desire to work with students, faculty, and staff from socially and culturally diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:
  • Terminal degree in communication, media or related field (MFA, PhD);
  • Successful experience in the following:
  • working collaboratively with others (e.g., committee service, being part of a production team, co-teaching)
  • working independently (e.g., supervising a production, course development);
  • Experience producing, directing, or working on/with any of the following:
    • documentary films
    • narrative/feature films
    • commercial video projects
    • live production
    • news programming
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching undergraduate film and/or media production courses
  • Creating effective media content
  • Articulated interest or experience creating projects compatible with social justice lines of inquiry in teaching and production
  • Professional experience as a filmmaker or in media production
  • Experience connecting and collaborating with media industry professionals on the local, regional, and/or national levels
  • Experience managing people on projects
  • Promoting, hosting and/or managing film festivals
  • Record of participation in juried creative works
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Effective classroom management skills
About the University and the College of Communication: Founded by Ovid Butler in 1855 on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal-arts-based, private university located in the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Indianapolis and is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. With a mission to boldly innovate and broadly educate, Butler University has been recognized by US News & World Report as the #1 Regional University in the Midwest, #1 Most Innovative School for the seventh consecutive year, and the #1 Best College for Veterans. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students across its six colleges, including the College of Communication.

The College of Communication enrolls approximately 550 students across its 8 majors and online graduate program in Strategic Communication. CCOM is a dynamic and forward-thinking college that seeks to create an inclusive learning environment with a student-focused approach. Lecturers in the College have a typical teaching load of four courses per semester with an expectation for creative/professional activities, however this position will have a teaching load of 3/3 along with responsibility for managing IndyBlue Video. Butler offers generous financial support for creative works, innovations in curricular development, and travel to present for domestic and international conferences. Additional information about the University and the College can be found at . There are also opportunities and support for engaging in work that contributes to university-wide initiatives in diversity and social justice, the Indianapolis Community Requirement, and Global Historical Studies.


To apply, candidates must submit:

  1. A letter of application outlining qualifications, a teaching philosophy, and experience with/commitment to teaching a diverse student body
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for three references, at least two of whom who can speak to your ability or promise as an instructor
  4. A creative agenda for writing and producing for television, film, and video

Materials should be submitted to Gary Edgerton, CME Search Committee Chair, College of Communication, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 or via e-mail to . Review of applications will begin March 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Consideration will be given only to complete applications.

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