General Summary of Position:
The Digital Media Program and the Art & Design Department at The University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a full-time Visiting Faculty position to start in the Fall Semester of 2024. This role is a one-semester opportunity with the possibility of renewal for the 2024-25 academic year upon favorable review. The successful candidate will be responsible for the 3-3 teaching load with significant service to the program including overseeing facilities, supervising student workers, and equipment management and check-out services.
Primary responsibilities are to provide high-quality teaching and service to the program. A candidate should hold a Master of Fine Arts degree in the field of video and audio production (or relevant media) and have at least one year of university/college teaching experience. We seek a committed and collegial individual who must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Responsibilities will consist of teaching existing undergraduate courses in foundations and promoting innovation in pedagogy. The successful candidate would also be involved in actively participating in continuing efforts to improve the department's educational mission.
Additionally, a relevant candidate will help with the managing of the program’s facilities and equipment and supervise student assistants. The ideal candidate should have great communication skills and leadership experience, be well-versed in media technology, and possess working knowledge of film and video production, camera and lighting equipment, and grip. Experience with Adobe CC Premier, Audition, After Effects, and Davinci Resolve are a plus. Other complementary areas of expertise will be considered. Women, people of color, and members of other underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as in curriculum and support programs while promoting an inclusive and nurturing environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to this goal and encourage candidates to apply and to identify their strengths in these areas.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Applicants with a Master of Fine Arts degree in visual media arts, communications, filmmaking, media studies, or another relevant field will be strongly considered. Candidates in the process of completing their Master’s studies should not be discouraged from applying.
- One year of university-level teaching experience (TA-ships and graduate assistantship experience qualify)
- Demonstrated relevant professional experience in video and film production and editing plus professional, produced credits, or significant festival screenings, or other credits
Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Pavel Romaniko, at Pavel_Romaniko@uml.edu.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications received by February 28, 2024 will be considered in the first review of candidates, but the position will remain open until filled.
Please submit the following required documents with your application:
- Cover Letter
- Documentation of teaching experience: course syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, and examples of student work (please upload multiple files as one attachment/file)
- Diversity Statement (should include examples of efforts to promote diversity and inclusion)
- A portfolio/examples of work demonstrating professional and/or scholarly work (please upload multiple files as one attachment/file)
- Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.
Posting updated 2/5/2024.