Bridgewater State University — Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communication Studies – Film/Video Arts Production

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communication Studies – Film/Video Arts Production

Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
The Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Film and Video Arts Production, beginning Fall 2023. The Department of Communication Studies offers comprehensive undergraduate programs to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of media literacy, video production, public relations, journalism, and cultural studies. We value and promote diversity, ethics, and social justice. We strive to prepare intellectually open and aware lifelong communicators who engage in our local, regional and global communities.

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.
Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties:
The Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Film and Video Arts Production. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in a diverse, interdisciplinary department. We seek candidates whose teaching focuses on film and video production with possible emphases in cinematography, lighting, sound, editing, and screenwriting. A preference will be given to those who can also teach film studies and/or digital media studies classes. The successful candidate will possess an established scholarly agenda, be an active mentor to students, and engage in service to the department, the university, and the wider community. The standard teaching load is four courses per semester.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encourage to test weekly through the university’s Wellness Center.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Film, Communication, or a related discipline by September 1, 2023 is required.
• Relevant college teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Professional experience in film production
• Demonstrated excellence in college teaching
• Demonstrated willingness to engage in high-impact practices (e.g., internships, undergraduate research, service-learning, global engagement)
• Interest in teaching in multiple modalities (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online)

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encourage to test weekly through the university’s Wellness Center.We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.

Posting Number: F00403P
Open Date: 10/04/2022
Close Date: 11/20/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries. Please attach the following documentation:

1. Cover letter

2. CV

3. Statement of your teaching philosophy

4. Links to video and/or media files or documents that provide the best expression of your production work, along with a cover sheet listing each link and your role in the project. These can be samples of directing, cinematography, editing, and/or screenwriting. You can also include examples of students’ work under your instruction. (Upload as “Portfolio”)

5. Equity and Inclusion Statement – a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

To apply, visit https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/23838

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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