Position Details

Posting Detail Information

Vacancy ID F2077
Department Media Arts, Sciences & Studies
School/Parent Organization School of Communications
Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division
Employment Category Fulltime-Regular
Academic Year 2018-2019
Academic Semester Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
Anticipated start date 08/16/2018
If temporary, expected end date
Faculty Status Non-Tenure Eligible, Notice (NTEN)
Position/Job Summary

The Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies at Ithaca College invites applications for a renewable, three-year, non-tenure-eligible Assistant Professor appointment in writing for emerging media, film, and television beginning August 16, 2018.

Primary responsibilities include teaching writing for videogames and emerging media. Secondary responsibilities include teaching writing for film and/or television. The candidate appointed to this position will teach a full course load per academic year, act as an academic advisor to students, and serve on Department, School, and College committees. Reassigned time up to one course per year for specific academic/creative proposals may be available under the auspices of the Pendleton Faculty Research and Production Grant Program.

Position/Job Qualifications

MFA in writing for Television, Film, Videogames or Emerging Media preferred. An advanced degree in a related field with extensive professional experience will be considered. Candidates without advanced degrees but with exceptional professional experience writing or developing narrative content that has been produced and distributed nationally by the major broadcast, cable, or streaming networks, and/or major video game companies, may be considered.

An ideal candidate should also demonstrate evidence of: 1) a strong creative/professional record; 2) teaching effectiveness appropriate for an undergraduate cinema, television and emerging media program; 3) experience working with diverse populations of students and managing diversity in the classroom; 4) a commitment to teaching writing for Emerging Media as a creative practice.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a list containing the contact information for four professional references. The cover letter should address the candidate’s relevant experience and teaching philosophy. The Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin January 30, 2018.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position
Department description
College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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FLSA Status Exempt
Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes
Is this position covered by the SEIU? No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents

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