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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor, Media Arts Production

Employer
Brigham Young University
Location
Provo, Utah
Salary
$0-$1
Start date
Aug 9, 2023

The Department of Theatre and Media Arts (TMA) at Brigham Young University (BYU), invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Teaching Professors in Media Arts Production in one or more of the following areas and specializations:

  • Production Management Cinematography Sound Grip/Electric Post-Production Emerging Media Fund Raising and Distribution

This continuing-faculty-status (tenure track) position will require teaching a 4-4-2 load.  Along with teaching, this position will co-create media with students, will advise student projects and provide guidance to foster creative and innovative work, mentor students to ensure academic success and professional growth, serve on department, college, and university committees. There is no expectation of scholarship (research/creative work) for this positions.

About the Department

The Department of Theatre and Media Arts, housed in the College of Fine Arts and Communications, hosts five majors (Acting, Media Arts, Music Dance Theatre, Theatre Arts Studies, and Theatre Education).  23 full-time faculty, 10 full-time arts administrators, and over 30 adjunct faculty contribute to the education of our ~500 undergraduate students.  We run a theatre season of 7 faculty-directed and 4 student-directed productions in three different theatres, and produce 7-8 fiction, non-fiction, and animated short films each year.

The mission of the Department of Theatre and Media Arts is to promote literacy, creativity, and spirituality in the arts of theatre and media, in an effort to illuminate and confirm truth, tell the most important stories, and celebrate our infinite potential. We develops scholar artists who are inspired by the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and who build on great works of the past and present to become the innovators of the future. We are centered on students. All our planning and processes are evaluated by the impact they will have on the spiritual development, intellectual growth, professional training, character building, emotional well-being, and service orientation of our students.

Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer.  All faculty are required to abide by the university’s Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.

Experience:   

  • An aptitude for excellence in teaching and creative work. 
  • A commitment to student-centered learning.
  • A track record of professional and/or creative activity in the field of media arts is desirable.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are essential.
  • Rank will be commensurate with experience. 
  • Duties/Expectations
  • Teach courses in one or more of the following areas: film or media production, production management, cinematography, sound, grip/electric, post-production, emerging media, fundraising, and distribution. 
  • Teach four courses (12 credit hours) during both the fall and winter semesters, and two courses (6 credit hours) during spring or summer term. The full teaching load for a professional faculty member is ten courses per academic year. There is no expectation of scholarship (research/creative work) for these positions.
    •  NOTE: Professional Teaching Faculty enjoy the same privileges as professional faculty. They may receive continuing faculty status (CFS) and rank advancement. They may vote in department decisions regarding faculty appointments, CFS, rank advancement, and all other matters. They may serve as chairs or deans, on committees, and in other administrative assignments, and they are eligible for university awards. 
  • Advise student projects and provide guidance to foster creative and innovative work. 
  • Mentor students to ensure academic success and professional growth. 
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees.
  • Information required at the time of application – Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process, they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically.
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  • Document(s) required at the time of application - Please attach your Mission Alignment Statement (full-time faculty only), updated Curriculum Vitae, and cover letter to the faculty application.
    Please also include:
  • A letter of interest
  • A statement of belonging
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement of professional activity including links to examples of professional production work
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. 
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  • Mission Alignment Statement: BYU is committed to hiring faculty members who enthusiastically embrace and energetically advance its unique mission. To this end, please include a one-page mission alignment statement as part of your application that addresses how you might, as a BYU faculty member: (1) live a life of loyalty to Jesus Christ and His restored Church and align yourself with doctrines and teachings declared by living prophets, seers, and revelators; (2) demonstrate intentionality in building faith in Jesus Christ and testimony of His restored gospel among students and others in the BYU community; and (3) teach your subject matter with the Spirit of God and strive to keep it “bathed in the light and color of the restored gospel” (Spencer W. Kimball). 
  • Applicants who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints include a one-page mission alignment statement that describes understanding of and commitment to the Mission of Brigham Young University and the AIMS of a BYU Education (https://aims.byu.edu/).

     

    Statement on Belonging: The BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts strives to create a community of belonging that promotes respect for and appreciation of the variety of individual characteristics, life experience and circumstances, perspectives, talents, and gifts of every student, faculty, and staff member of the community. Please include a brief statement of belonging with your application that demonstrates a commitment to this perspective and/or experience you have with championing belonging in your own life and work. 

     

    Salary: Brigham Young University is committed to hiring qualified faculty and compensating them fairly in consideration of previous experience and future potential. While BYU is a private institution that holds salaries as confidential, we are competitive to salaries recorded by OSU's Faculty Salary Survey by Discipline, the Chronicle of Education's Salary Data Library, and other such reports.  

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability
    Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer.  All faculty are required to abide by the university’s Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.
    All new employees who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be required to hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend.

     

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