This job has expired

Chair, Associate Professor/Professor: Film and Media Arts

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 2, 2021

View more

Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts, Communications, Film & Video, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Deans
Employment Type
Full Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.
Posting Details

Job # 076073 Job Title Chair, Associate Professor/Professor: Film and Media Arts Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours
As determined by the department. Job Type Full-time Rank Associate Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Department of Film and Media Arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University seeks a highly accomplished, dynamic, and visionary leader to serve as its Chair beginning Fall, 2022. The future chair will possess a strong record of scholarship and interdisciplinary creative activity in film and media arts. A record of excellence in teaching and experience developing curriculum for undergraduate majors, minors, and graduate students is desirable. This individual should have experience overseeing departmental administrative procedures and be committed to advocacy and shared governance. The Chair’s responsibilities include hiring/supervising staff and faculty, supporting faculty through the promotion and tenure process, resource management, recruitment, fundraising, and community engagement. Evidence of a commitment to working collegially with individuals from diverse backgrounds is required.
This position is open until filled.

  • MFA or other related terminal degree or equivalent current experience in the profession at the highest level of accomplishment.
  • Ability to be tenured at the associate or full professor level as demonstrated by a proven record of high-quality creative activity, scholarship, and/or professional accomplishment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide administrative, fiscal, and fundraising leadership.
  • Established relationships with critical constituencies and entities (professional/academic organizations, film makers, arts organizations, industry leaders, etc.).
  • Ability to oversee the processes of curriculum design, development, assessment and certification, including meeting the expectations of The National Association of Schools of Art and Design ( NASAD ), the New York State Education Department ( NYSED ) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education ( MSCHE ).
  • Familiarity with standard technology used in teaching and administrative procedures, as well as various forms of social media.
  • Appropriate regional, national, and international breadth and depth of knowledge of academic programs in film and media arts.
  • Engagement with and knowledge of contemporary art.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Evidence of a commitment to working collegially with individuals from diverse backgrounds is required.
Job Specific Qualifications
Expertise using current technology and equipment related to the field.

Responsible, in consultation with faculty and with assistance of Associate Chairs, Program Coordinators and faculty committees, for the creative and academic leadership of the Department of Film and Media Arts, and for communicating to the Dean the educational and administrative matters in the department.

These responsibilities include:
Departmental curricula: Oversees the organization and development of courses and curriculum, including development of the academic requirements for each degree program offered; approves scheduling and supervision of course loads and curricular offerings in the unit.

Student welfare and advisement: In consultation with the director of academic and career services, ensure that adequate academic advising takes place, and that students have available to them appropriate avenues for addressing their concerns.

Personnel functions: Recruits, supervises, and evaluates department personnel, including coordination of recruiting, interviewing, and recommending the employment of faculty to the Dean; assigns and recommends faculty loads where appropriate; recommends Leaves of Absence, faculty awards, etc.

Tenure and promotion: Makes recommendations to the Dean and appropriate College governing bodies and committees on matters regarding promotion, tenure, and other faculty matters subject to College and University rules.

Budget : Oversees the development and management of departmental budgets, including allocation of resources and operational budgets in support of teaching, creative, and scholarly activity; oversees allocation, use, and maintenance of equipment and space assigned to the Department; makes recommendations concerning faculty and staff salaries.

Program Review: Reviews School policies, programs, and procedures and recommends appropriate actions.

Effective Communication: Utilizes effective communication skills with students, faculty, administration, and other constituencies.

Teaching: Determined in consultation with the Dean.

# HEJ Physical Requirements
Not Applicable Tools/Equipment
Expertise using current technology and equipment related to the field.

Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, diversity statement, links to creative portfolios, and contact information for four references. Review of applications will begin November 22 and will continue until this position is filled.

About The College of Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. To learn more about the college, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at, About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 11/02/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 11/22/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert