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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Media And Information 10010830
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Education/Training, PR/Media/Graphics/Comm/Fund Raising

Working/Functional Title

Professor of Practice

Position Summary

The Department of Media and Information (M&I) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks to appoint a Specialist-Teacher, also known as professor of practice, with expertise in film, TV style and/or multi-cam live production to strengthen our Film and Media Production curriculum and our Media Sandbox initiative. Professional experience in screenwriting, producing, directing, and/or cinematography is desirable. It is expected that these outstanding candidates will have a portfolio of projects that have been distributed via television, theaters, festivals, and/or online, along with a proven track record of awards, recognition or residencies. Experience in fundraising and project development is also expected.  Interest in other media, such as transmedia, interactive and immersive environments, experimental media, and games are a plus. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, often utilizing experiential learning approaches. Moreover, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to ongoing creative projects and department life. 

The department has been teaching media production for over 60 years. We have an active student body, including several student organizations focused on film, TV, radio, and game production. The department also collaborates with WKAR Public Television and Radio.  The M&I department is home to a dynamic, interdisciplinary faculty internationally renowned for their cutting-edge research and creative work. Our faculty are engaged in high level creative film, television, radio, game, and interactive media design, build human-centered technology, design traditional and interactive media experiences, and pursue creative scholarship.  The Department has created multiple specialized labs including the GEL (Games for Entertainment and Learning) Lab, Spartan Newsroom and BIT (Behavior, Information, and Technology) Lab, and has state of the art production facilities in film, audio, games and television.

Please direct any questions to Amol Pavangadkar, Search Committee Chair, Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University, at <pavangad@msu.edu>.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Desired Degree

Other

Minimum Requirements

  • It is expected that these outstanding candidates will have a portfolio of projects that have been distributed via television, theaters, festivals, and/or online, along with a proven track record of awards, recognition or residencies.
  • Experience in fundraising and project development is also expected.

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional experience in screenwriting, producing, directing, and/or cinematography is desirable. 
  • Interest in other media, such as transmedia, interactive and immersive environments, experimental media, and games are a plus. 
  • A terminal degree, such as an MFA or Ph.D., is desirable but not required.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically:

(1) a cover letter indicating the position you are interested in and summarizing your qualifications for it,

(2) a current vita,

(3) an electronic portfolio

(4) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as your referees to the search committee.

Special Instructions

To apply, please visit the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website (http://careers.msu.edu) and complete an electronic submission.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: (1) a cover letter indicating the position you are interested in and summarizing your qualifications for it, (2) a current vita, (3) an electronic portfolio, and (4) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as your referees to the search committee.

Review of complete applications will begin on January 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

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