The Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Digital Cinema Studio beginning September 2009. Required: MFA and teaching or professional experience in a live studio environment, film/video/multimedia production and post-production. Priority will be given to those with a record of artistic achievement and recognition, knowledge of the history and theory of the field, professional leadership, excellence in teaching, and technical innovation. The successful candidate will teach primarily in our new digital multi-camera studio. Additional teaching opportunities may include 16mm film/video workshops, documentary and experimental production seminars, and courses in critical studies. She/he will join our faculty and staff during an active stage of curriculum development, involving classes on both traditional production and new genres, and will contribute to a pedagogical vision of the convergence of digital cinema and broadcasting.
The department strongly values its interdisciplinary approach, combining theory and practice in all its teaching, research and creative pursuits. It offers three degrees: BA in Cinema Studies, BS in Communications and MA in Cinema and Media Studies. Our Masters program offers faculty opportunities for seminar teaching and working with students on research and/or production theses. The position is open until filled with review of applicants to begin February 1, 2009. Salary range: $55,938 - $71,974 commensurate with experience.
Send a cover letter, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, work samples, sample syllabi and, if available, teaching evaluations to: Professor Cynthia Chris, Chair, Digital Cinema Studio Search, Department of Media Culture, College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd., Room 1P-226, Staten Island, NY 10314. The College of Staten Island is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA Employer.