University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Position ID:University of Georgia-Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication-AP [#20746]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Athens, Georgia 30602, United States
Subject Area: Journalism / Broadcast Journalism
Appl Deadline:2022/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/12/08, listed until 2022/06/08)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Entertainment and Media Studies seeks to hire a colleague for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that is eligible for reappointment. The person will be expected to teach courses in television and/or film production and carry a 2/2 teaching load. The candidate will also demonstrate great potential to produce original creative work. Service on department, college and university committees is expected. Required Qualification MFA in film or television production. All candidates must have at least one year of experience in teaching production courses at the university level. Candidates with an MA degree in a related field and at least three years of significant professional experience and accomplishments in film and/or television production, screenwriting, and producing for film and/or television will be considered. Such candidates must be approved for a terminal-degree exception before hire. Preferred Qualifications Applicants with adjacent areas of expertise such as screenwriting, pre-production and/or post-production are preferred. Knowledge of current industry standards and practices is preferred. A demonstrated commitment to work with students of all backgrounds and with students holding a range of worldviews is valued. To Apply To receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2022. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter describing academic qualifications and professional experience, showing how an applicant will add value to the program. Furthermore, applicants should show how their teaching, service and creative work has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the film and entertainment industries. Applicants who may not yet have had that experience should explain how their work will further the College’s commitment to diversity. Contact information for three references should also be provided. Address questions to: Professor Booker T. Mattison, Grady College Search Committee Chair and Professor, Department of Entertainment and Media Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-3154, Applications must be submitted online through UGAJobs. More about the department, college and university The Department of Entertainment and Media Studies (EMST) together with the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, and the Department of Journalism constitutes the units of the Grady College. EMST is home to media scholars of varied theoretical and methodological traditions. It administers the major in Entertainment & Media Studies, which teaches students visual storytelling focused on entertainment. It also houses the New Media Institute, which explores the critical, commercial and creative dimensions of emerging technologies. Find out more at and Augmenting the department programs is the presence of the Peabody Awards, the oldest and most prestigious awards program that recognizes excellence in broadcast and electronic media, now entering its 80th year. Our MFA FTVDM program positions students for jobs in the entertainment media industry across film, television, gaming and other new media. Learn more about the MFA FTVDM program, our current faculty, mission, and curricula at: Georgia is well known for its quality of life, and for outdoor, urban, cultural and arts activities ( ). The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http:// UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students, including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Athens is a vibrant, diverse community that is consistently rated as one of the nation’s best college towns.

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