Assistant Professor of Media
(Open until filled)
Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a
full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Media Production in
the Department of Communication beginning August 2022. We seek a
colleague with experience in professional television studio
technology, professional experience in television and studio
production, multimedia production and distribution, and media
aesthetics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach our
undergraduate television production sequence, which includes
Introduction to Television Production, Television Production,
Studio Production, and Seminar in Communication capstone projects.
Beyond teaching, the successful candidate is expected to produce
industry-related creative activity to be visible within the field
of media production. Other responsibilities include advising
students, serving on departmental and campus-wide committees,
holding office hours, collaborating with colleagues, and
participating in traditional academic functions.
- MFA in media production (or closely related field), though
candidates with a Ph.D. in media or film with extensive production
experience will also be considered. Degree should be in-hand before
Aug. 1, 2022.
- Demonstrated knowledge of professional television studio and
control room technology, including multicamera 4K production,
lighting design and implementation, audio competencies as well as
set design and dressing.
- Ability to develop, cast, and direct effective narratives in a
- Professional credits in television, media, or film production
- Familiarity with media aesthetics.
- Strong teaching record or the potential to be an excellent
- Experience in supervising student-driven projects.
- Professional experience related to collaboration and/or project
- Ability to produce promotional content.
The University: The largest of Connecticut’s
regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over
10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of
color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent
of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about
Central Connecticut State University, please visit
The Community: Located nine miles southwest of
Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of
the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is
centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of
Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware
City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black
& Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New
Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by
Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by
a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S.
Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as
Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian
or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population
identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New
Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino.
Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home
and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its
population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves
to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic
backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New
Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours
from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of
the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore,
within easy driving distance of a host of private and public
institutions of higher education and many cultural
Application and Appointment: Priority will be
given to applications received by Feb. 1, 2022.
Position will remain open until filled.
To begin the application process please visit the CCSU
HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select
job [C21-118] Assistant
Professor of Media Production and click on the
Apply button and submit the following documents
- Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the
- Current curriculum vitae
- Teaching philosophy and samples of student-produced work
- Creative activity statement
- Portfolio of media production work
- Names of three professional references including their address,
email address, and telephone numbers
Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must
combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary will be commensurate with education and
In accordance with the American Association of University
Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract,
compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant
Professor for 2020-2021. Salary is commensurate with
education and experience. For more information, please visit
American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective
Bargaining Union Contract at https://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/2016-2021%20AAUP%20Contract.pdf.
The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State
University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a
wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental
benefits. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid
holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life
insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care,
tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the
Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or
Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits
such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care
Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and
short term disability plans.
For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact
any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security
number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any
documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is
not listed on any documents submitted.
For more information, contact Michael North, Search Committee
Chair, at 860-832-2698 or email@example.com .
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State
University actively seeks and encourages applications from women,
minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with
protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon