Position Overview & Responsibilities

The Department of Communication and Media invites applications for a full time, 12 month Non-Tenure-Track Professor of Practice in Media and Studio Coordination. The faculty member will have a 24 credits (6 courses)/year teaching load. These courses may include Pre- and Post-Production, Field Production, TV Production, Radio Production, and a to-be-developed digital media course for students entering the graduate program with minimal production experience. This faculty position includes some services to the college and requires service to the department. Service to the department includes troubleshooting and maintaining production facilities, forecasting an equipment replacement cycle, and holding production workshops in other department courses. This position also serves as the advisor to our student-run TV production organization, MCTV. This position begins no later than August 22, to prepare for the fall semester. The successful candidate must demonstrate potential for a record of excellence in teaching and service to a department, with an enduring responsiveness to changing trends in media industries and digital production practices.

Qualifications

  • M.A., M.S., M.F.A., or Ph.D. in media, media production, communication, or a related field.
  • Teaching experience (classroom, leading workshops, training others, etc.) is required and relevant professional experience is preferred.

To Apply

Applications should include a CV or resume, cover letter, a sample media production-related course syllabus, a professional portfolio or media project, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (which may include peer observation, course evaluations, samples of student or mentee work, assignment examples, or other artifacts).

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 07/15/2022

Position Code: 989