Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 8,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The university is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas of Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The university is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.
The Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production (CTM) at Kutztown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cinema, Television and Media Production and Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI) Scholar beginning Fall 2024. We seek candidates whose research, production experience, teaching and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education, and particularly in CTM.
The successful candidate will exhibit a desire and preparedness to participate in the university’s campus culture committed to a diverse, equitable, and accessible environment championing the success of all members of the community. The candidate should demonstrate culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogical, scholarly practice and production experience with an emerging research/production agenda focused on diversity and identity.
Responsibilities: The University is interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. As an FDI scholar, the candidate should possess a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty to:
- Promote scholarly research/production on diversity issues among faculty
- Facilitate dialogue around issues of cultural diversity
- Encourage awareness of cultural diversity in the community
- Foster mutual understanding and mutual respect for diverse cultures
- Develop closer ties and collaboration among KU faculty and students with those in the PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
In recognition of this work, FDI Scholars will receive a course release in the spring semester during years one and two of their appointment.
The candidate will foster interdisciplinary cross-campus relationships to mentor students from a wide range of evolving cultures and academic backgrounds, as well as contribute to evolving program design, create opportunities for digital media creation, share expertise and innovative ideas in the development of the undergraduate CTM program, and create relationships with local media outlets for internship and industry related student experiences.
In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, performance review and evaluation of faculty is based on effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities; continuing scholarly growth; and service. Required: a terminal degree in CTM or a related field (Ph.D. or M.F.A.) from an accredited institution conferred by the start of fall 2024 semester classes; three years media production experience; and one-year teaching experience in higher education. Applicants will be required to teach: CTM 50, Audio Production; CTM 55, Fundamentals of Studio Production; CTM 180, Post Production; and CTM 375, Live Event Production.
To apply, candidates should submit a letter of application which includes a brief statement of how your teaching, scholarship, media production experience, creative activity and/or service demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy referencing experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body; three letters of reference; and unofficial transcripts, both graduate and undergraduate. All materials must be submitted before the committee can review the application. Official transcripts from all degree programs will be required if you are selected for an interview. Application material as well as any questions should be sent to search committee chair Prof. Cara Cotellese at email@example.com.
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.