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Assistant Professor of Media Production, Department of Communication

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Film & Video, Media Studies, Other Communications
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Media Production

Department of Communication

(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.

Required Qualifications:
  • 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 studio space.
  • Professional credits in television, media, or film production and/or post-production.
  • Familiarity with media aesthetics.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong teaching record or the potential to be an excellent teacher.
  • Experience in supervising student-driven projects.
  • Professional experience related to collaboration and/or project management.
  • 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 opportunities.

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, click on the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents:
  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • 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 .

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

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 .

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 .

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 request.

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