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Lecturer in Media Production

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Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit: (a) a letter of interest, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) evidence of teaching effectiveness at http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/5593. Please arrange to send three (3) letters of reference to Ms. Kim Osburn at osburk@rpi.edu A professional/scholarly/artistic portfolio is required upon request. For additional information, please visit http://www.arts.rpi.edu.

Job Details

Position Information

Position Title Lecturer in Media Production
Advertised Title Lecturer in Media Production
Location Troy, NY Campus
Search Number F17-00054
Portfolio School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Business Unit Arts Department
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Job Summary

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The Department of the Arts in the School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, invites applications for the position of Lecturer of Media Production, a non-tenure track position focused primarily on excellence in teaching and education. The starting date for the position is January 2018.

The Department of the Arts has a diverse faculty within an interdisciplinary department that spans the sonic, screen, digital, and interactive arts. The video, performance, and social practice curriculum complements existing undergraduate degree offerings in Music, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences, the Electronic Arts, and graduate programs in the Electronic Arts.

The successful candidate will participate in curriculum development for the video program and teach courses such as Introduction to Media Production; Studio Production; Introductory Post Production; Advanced Post Production; Writing and Directing for Narrative, Documentary, and Radio; Introduction to Journalism and Social Documentary; and Social Media Production and Distribution. The department embraces diversity in creative expression, encouraging and valuing practice across all genres and cultures.

A terminal degree or foreign degree equivalent is required. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness at the baccalaureate level through a teaching portfolio comprised minimally of a teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Required skills include HD video production; studio production including lighting design and sound recording; documentary, narrative writing, and production; post-production including editing; special effects, motion graphics, programming and coding; and social media and media literacy.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological university. Under the leadership of President Shirley Ann Jackson, the Arts at Rensselaer are incorporated integrally within her vision of a “New Polytechnic,” alongside the Institute’s traditional strengths in Engineering and Science. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from across the country and around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the “Tech Valley” region of the Hudson River Valley. The university’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) offers scholars and students opportunities for creative interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering.

We strongly encourage candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Instructions for Applying

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit: (a) a letter of interest, (b) curriculum vitae, © evidence of teaching effectiveness at http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/5593.

Please arrange to send three (3) letters of reference to Ms. Kim Osburn at osburk@rpi.edu

A professional/scholarly/artistic portfolio is required upon request.

For additional information, please visit http://www.arts.rpi.edu.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching
Optional Documents
  1. Contact Information for Three (3) or more references
  2. Optional Application Document 1
  3. Optional Application Document 2
  4. Optional Application Document 3

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Are you currently employed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute?
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    • No