Assistant Professor, Communication Arts (Digital Video Production)
The Communication Arts Department at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, seeks applications for a tenure-track undergraduate teaching position beginning August 2013.
The ideal candidate is a visual communication specialist. The person hired will lead the Digital Video Production concentration within Communication Arts. This concentration includes both the study of and the production of moving and still imagery in journalistic, promotional/commercial, documentary or short fictional formats.
Excellence in teaching is greatly stressed with emphasis on scholarship, which includes professional or artistic output, and service to the College and community.
Preferred: MFA in video/film production with experience in photography or Ph.D. with emphasis in production as well as some teaching and professional experience.
Considered: MA or ABD candidates with more than five years of experience in production and photography.
Technical expertise with professional and pre-professional digital video and still cameras, related equipment and software such as AVID Media Composer or Final Cut Pro, Motion, Flash and Adobe products including Photoshop and After Effects.
SHC’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, with concentrations in either Public Relations/Advertising, Journalism or Digital Video Production, provides its students with a firm foundation for graduate study, for future professional accreditation and for careers within media and related fields. The three concentrations work collaboratively, not separately, and share the campus’ Integrated Multimedia Center with Graphic Design, a Fine Arts program. Students complete a Comm Arts core that includes courses in media studies, theory, law & ethics as well as multiple skills-based classes, which allow portfolio development. All Comm Arts students are required to complete an independent research paper or applied project through Senior Seminar and an internship and portfolio review prior to graduation.
Courses pertaining to this concentration include: Introduction to Digital Video Production, Advanced Digital Video Production, Scriptwriting for Film and TV, Advanced Editing and Motion Graphics (Animation), Visual Communication, History of Film & TV, Introduction to Photography, Advanced Photography and Photojournalism. Courses are taught in rotation and part-time faculty help cover all courses for this concentration. This position has oversight responsibility for department-owned video production and photography equipment (with secretary and student workers).
Electronic submissions to DVP Search Committee, c/o Communication Arts Department Chair, Dr. Sharee Broussard, APR (email@example.com):
Letter of application and current CV
Digital portfolio or website (should include video and photo work samples)
Three letters of recommendation
Transcripts [initial submission may be unofficial copies]
Include a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and examples of student work
Candidates should be able to provide upon request: official transcripts and last year’s evaluations.
SHC is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Alabama and the third oldest Jesuit college in the United States. SHC’s Carnegie classification is Small Master’s and its enrollment is about 1,500, primarily undergraduate, students. SHC is mission-focused and more information can be found at www.shc.edu/about. Departmental information is available at http://adminblogs.shc.edu/commarts. Information about Mobile, Ala. is available at http://www.mobilechamber.com/liveandwork.asp and www.mobilebay.org.
Application Deadline: Must receive application materials on or before January 20, 2013.
Spring Hill College is an equal opportunity employer.