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Film & TV Post-Production - Assistant/Associate Professor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please complete the online application at http://jobs.odu.edu. Interested candidates should send a letter of application that a) describes area(s) of creative scholarship and b) provides a description of teaching approaches. Candidates should also submit work samples that address the needs of this position (e.g, links to creative work), a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts of complete undergraduate and graduate work, and the names and contact information of three references. The search committee may ask for more materials as needed. Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Film & TV Post-Production - Assistant/Associate Professor
Department COMM & THEATRE ARTS
Position Number F0418A
Job Description

The Department of Communication & Theatre Arts at ODU is seeking a full-time professor (Tenure track, Assistant or Associate level) who brings substantial Film/TV post-production—with public relations, marketing, or advertising experience highly desireable—to help lead a burgeoning program in Cinema and Television production in a top-50 media market. ODU’s Film Program places an emphasis on students being hands-on in an experiential learning environment. This professor will act as a post-production supervisor for the program, overseeing both the academic components of teaching post-production for multiple industries, as well as the post-production of our Departmental films, including feature films. A successful candidate for this position will be able to offer classes that meet significant student demand for the filmmaking, public relations and media studies emphases in our program.

Expectations include teaching three courses per semester (Fall/Spring) in Film/TV/Public Relations and/or Commercial post-production and related areas
plus traditional service contributions to the Film Program. This position is a recurring 10-month contract that begins in July 2018, with full benefits and the potential to teach additional courses during summer semesters.

Type of Recruitment General Public
Type of Recruitment General Public
Minimum Qualifications - knowledge, skills, and abilities

Experience should include post-production for any of the following: narrative film productions, commercial TV productions, video news releases and other forms of publicity, or advertising. In addition, the candidate will possess the ability to teach editing, and several of the following: compositing, motion graphics, color correction, or other post-production related courses, as well as courses focused on creating publicity video for entertainment, social media, or PR. Candidates should be proficient in multiple industry-standard applications such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premier, Adobe After-Effects, DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Maya, Flame, etc.

Minimum Qualifications - Education or training

Terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D) in any combination of Editing, Cinema, 3-D Computer Animation, Film, Television, Media Arts, Mass Communication, PR, Media Studies or related disciplines. If the degree requirements are not met, then exceptional professional experience and/or substantial evidence of teaching excellence may be presented in lieu of some formal academic credentials for teaching in accordance with the SACSCOC guidelines for exceptional credentialing.

Minimum Qualifications - Special licenses, registration or certification
Preferred Qualifications

Two or more years of university teaching experience.
Experience in public relations, marketing, or advertising.
Desire to participate in departmentally produced film productions.
An active professional portfolio of work
Experience in one or more of the following:
Designing post-production workflow and curriculum.
Creating animation content for messaging on social media platforms.
Teaching 3-D Animation.

Location Norfolk, VA
Job Open Date 07/25/2018
Application Review Date 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required

Please complete the online application at http://jobs.odu.edu. Interested candidates should send a letter of application that a) describes area(s) of creative scholarship and b) provides a description of teaching approaches. Candidates should also submit work samples that address the needs of this position (e.g, links to creative work), a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts of complete undergraduate and graduate work, and the names and contact information of three references. The search committee may ask for more materials as needed. Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

Telework Friendly No
Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

College Home Page

http://www.odu.edu/al

Department Home Page

To learn more about the Department of Communication & Theatre Arts: http://www.odu.edu/commtheatre or find the ODU Film Program on Twitter, @ODUfilm.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for Professional References
  4. Media Portfolio
  5. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document