Open Rank Instructional Faculty - Media Production - (FAC002025)
: H0084 Communication
Commensurate with experience
The Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston is seeking
applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, open rank Instructional
Faculty position for the Media Production program beginning in the Fall of
2021. Candidates should have a terminal degree in the field.
The Valenti School of Communication hosts nearly 450 undergraduate students
majoring in media production. Valenti has 17 tenure-line and six instructional
faculty, and the undergraduate program offers five majors in media production,
journalism, strategic communication, health communication, and communication
studies. Furthermore, the Valenti School houses the Lance T. Funston
Communication Center, a state-of-the-art media and content production
facility. The Center encompasses 3,300 square-feet of production space between
its two studios, complete with high definition studio cameras. It is
instrumental in grooming the future filmmakers and broadcast professionals at
the Valenti School. With a production control room large enough to hold an
entire class, the Center is both functional and educational. It also houses
three HD edit suites running Final Cut Pro X and two audio edit spaces. Field
production and equipment checkout is found within the Center as well, with HD
cameras, lighting and sound equipment, all available for student use. We are
actively searching for diverse voices in the field that represent our
culturally diverse and dedicated student body.
The Valenti School and the University of Houston take pride in having one of
the most diverse student bodies in higher education. As such, we welcome
candidates whose experience in teaching, production, and/or community service
has prepared them to contribute to our goals of diversity and excellence. We
are committed to bringing in a diverse pool of candidates who reflect groups
previously underrepresented in academia and/or candidates who are committed to
teaching and producing media addressing these issues as well.
As the fourth largest city in the U.S., a top ten media market, and the most
ethnically diverse city in the country, Houston is a vibrant, affordable city
to live and work. It has multi-national industries, commercial centers, the
largest medical center in the world, a robust arts community, a strong
culinary scene, professional sports, an entrepreneurial approach to new
technologies, and is the world capital for petroleum exploration and energy.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Houston as one
of the best places to work, and U.S. News & World Report listed UH as one of
the most racially/ethnically diverse university in the nation.
We are looking for someone that has experience in the fields of studio
television production, electronic field production (news or sports), and/or
audio production. Experience in narrative film and documentary work will also
be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to teach
undergraduate media production and theory/criticism courses in a fully
developed program centering on studio and field production, long and short-
form narrative storytelling, multimedia and nonlinear editing.
Candidates should be able to teach the following areas: Multi-camera Studio
Production, Single Camera Studio Production, ENG and EFP, Audio Production.
Candidates also should have technical proficiency with production switchers,
studio and field cameras, lighting and grip equipment and audio gear. In their
cover letter, candidates are asked to specify courses they would propose
teaching in the media production concentration, including an outline of
teaching experience, their active research agenda and experience working with
The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to
Candidates should have a terminal degree in the field.
Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty
appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All
positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal
Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of
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