The Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies Department (MASS) in the Roy
H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College (located in
Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a non-tenure-eligible
Assistant Professor position in television and sports media
production, specializing in the production of esports, beginning
Aug. 16, 2024. We seek candidates who bring professional industry
experience, preferably at the national level, and demonstrate a
deep desire to teach the next generation of sports media
This position will serve students in the Sports Media and
Television and Digital Media Production programs. The candidate
will teach foundation-level through advanced-level courses in TV
sports production and esports. The ideal candidate will have a
demonstrated record of professional accomplishment, bring increased
visibility to the program, and join one of the country's strongest
undergraduate Sports Media and sports production programs.
Qualifications: A master’s degree in communications (or related
field) and significant professional experience are required. The
successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways
that value a culturally diverse student population's varied
learning needs and interests. We also seek candidates with relevant
experience and a record of professional engagement with groups and
communities historically underrepresented in the academy.
Non-tenure-eligible faculty in the Park School teach 24 credits per
academic year, serve as academic advisers for our students, and
serve on academic committees at the program, department, school and
college levels. They are expected to stay up to date on
advancements in the field.
The MASS Department is the largest department at Ithaca College,
with about 1,000 majors enrolled across six different programs. The
Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College is
acknowledged as one of the nation's top comprehensive schools of
communications. Our full-time faculty are dedicated to teaching
excellence and maintain active profiles as scholars, media-makers,
curators, consultants, and writers. Our facilities include two
broadcast studios with a state-of-the-art post-production system
and top-of-the-line cameras. Our school also offers a semester-long
program centered on internships in Los Angeles, and Ithaca College
maintains a campus in London where students can intern.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/
and attach a complete
CV/Resume; Cover Letter that should include a discussion of
scholarly interests and professional experience in sports
production/esports in general; Statement on Teaching Philosophy;
and evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate
The applicant must also provide names and email addresses of three
(3) individuals who will be asked to write letters of reference.
Emails containing a link to submit letters of reference will be
auto generated and sent to the applicant’s references upon final
submission of their application. Review of applications will begin
November 2nd, 2023. To ensure full consideration, complete
application should be received by November 1st, 2023.
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic
community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to
apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college
Visa sponsorship may be provided for this position.
Hiring Range: $60,000 - $89,307, dependent on discipline,
qualifications and experience.
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of
approximately 5,000 students, we strive to be at the forefront of
the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative
learning experience that makes students ready for the personal,
professional, and global challenges of our age.
We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be
a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We
encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and
staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their
fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and
We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with
unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of
individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and
professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a
vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn,
succeed, and excel.
When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a
number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be
adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive,
results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively,
demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics,
take initiative, value personal and professional development, and
show that they will engage in the college.
Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes
region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque
Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center.
Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a
college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of
Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to
live in the United States.
To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at http://ithaca.edu