Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Film Production)
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Position Title Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Film Production)
Rank Assistant Professor
FLSA status Exempt
Salary commensurate with experience and education.
Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track
College College of Arts & Media
Department Dept of Mass Communication
Open Date 11/17/2021
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Contact Name Jean Bodon
Department of Mass Communication
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2207
Contact Phone 9362944419
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Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job
The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in film and
emerging media production. The ideal candidate would be an innovative moving
image artist who specializes in experimental/hybrid forms of non-fiction
filmmaking, social documentary filmmaking, and emerging media.
The candidate must have:
an active creative practice (demonstrated by peer-reviewed exhibitions
and screenings of works)
extensive experience in film/video image capture/manipulation; extensive
experience in digital media workflows
experience and interest in teaching courses in the following areas: Image
Design, Single Camera Production, Production Management, Cinematography,
Sound Design, Nonfiction Filmmaking, and Emerging Media
desire and ability to take on significant mentorship roles (graduate
thesis project advising, independent study project advising, etc.)
desire and ability to take on significant roles in helping build a
creative community (mentoring, helping organize student film festivals,
advising with official student media channels, advising student
desire and ability to take on significant roles in curriculum development
at the undergraduate and graduate level
desire and ability to take on significant roles of service and leadership
desire and ability to author and deliver courses online
desire and ability to work successfully with students of diverse
The Department of Mass Communication at SHSU serves more than 500 students and
is home to BA in Mass Communication (concentrations: Film, Broadcast,
Multiplatform Journalism, PR/Advertising), BFA in Film and Television
Production, MFA in Digital Media Production, and MA in Digital Media.
Educational Requirements for the Position
The candidate must have an M.F.A. in Film Production or related field, or a
Ph.D. in a related field in hand by start date.
Experience Required for the Position
The candidate must have a record of excellence in film/video/emerging media –
related creative activities and accomplishments; a record of excellence in
teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; and a record of excellence
in online pedagogy.
Other Requirements for the Position
This posting is for Fall 2022.
Special Instructions Summary
Open Until Filled Yes
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry,
marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender
identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer.
Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security
sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with
Education Code § 51.215.
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