Cornell University, Department of Performing and Media Arts

Position ID:Cornell-PMA-MPF [#23075, WDR-00033708]
Position Title: Media Production Faculty
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Cinema
Film Production
Media Studies
Appl Deadline:2022/11/07 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/30, listed until 2022/11/07)
Position Description:    

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As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine and booster or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer or Assistant/Associate Professor of the Practice in Media Production for a full-time position beginning July 1, 2023. This is a renewable, non-tenure-track position. Title will be based upon qualifications and experience.

We are interested in candidates who can teach film, video, and media production in a multidisciplinary context. The successful candidate will have experience in both teaching (which may include classrooms, workshops, master classes) and the technical side of media production (which may include experience as Production Assistant, First Assistant Director, crew, producer, etc); experience and interest in creating media for live and mediated performances is highly desirable. Secondary interests may include but are not limited to cinematography, video design, lighting for live performance, projection, installation. A Master’s degree, or commensurate professional experience, is required. This position will teach 3 media production courses each semester, including the introductory Media Production Lab (PMA 1410), and take a leading role in supervising and producing students’ media productions as part of independent studies or thesis projects (which may count toward a course). This position is expected to help guide and reimagine film and media production courses, and will collaborate with our filmmaking, screenwriting, acting, costume, set, and sound design faculty, as well as film/media studies faculty. We are open to new courses and directions based on the individual interests of the hire.

The Department of Performing and Media Arts is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. We offer B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in a liberal arts environment that allow students to study and explore live and mediated forms of creativity and expression (film, theatre, dance, immersive installation, etc.). More information is available at

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (please see for more information), a teaching statement, a sample reel and/or a narrative of creative/technical experience across projects large and small, and three letters of recommendation to

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

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430 College Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14850