Open Rank Instructional Faculty - Media Production

University of Houston

United States

December 23, 2021


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 underrepresented groups.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



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 history check.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Employee Status

: Regular/Benefits

Job Posting

: Nov 23, 2021, 5:54:27 AM