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Faculty Instructor/Film and Media Studies – Part-Time – The University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

Company: The University of Pittsburgh

Address: Pittsburgh, PA

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The University of Pittsburgh

Faculty Instructor/Film and Media Studies – Part-Time

Film and Media Studies – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (20006029)

The University of Pittsburgh’s Film and Media Studies Program invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure stream teaching position in the spring 2021 semester, pending budgetary approval. We are seeking a colleague to teach in our Broadcast curriculum. The successful candidate will have broadcast production experience creating the different styles of feature-length hard news, soft news, bio-centric, documentary-style and NATS packages. Candidates will have extensive experience with story research, shooting with cameras, editing, writing and on-air presentation. In addition, the candidate should be proficient using lighting techniques and audio sources in production.

The successful candidate may teach Broadcast 1 (FMST 1885 M/W 8:55 – 10:45 Web based). The course, Broadcast 1, is an introductory course focusing on the foundations of live event and news/magazine broadcasts, including formatting, terminology, roles, editing, shooting with cameras, writing copy and on-air presentations.

Alternatively, they may teach the course Human Interest Stories for Broadcasting (FMST 1893 M/W 11:05 – 12:20). This course focuses on the creative and technical production of feature-length packages for broadcasting. It is a project-based course that requires adherence to length and content of completed feature-length packages in accordance with broadcasting industry standards. As an additional minimum qualification, candidates should have experience with Adobe Premiere, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Minimum Requirements

  • Live event production broadcasting experience working as a producer and/or director.
  • At least 3 years experience in news broadcasting as a producer, writer and/or director.
  • BA

Preferred Requirements

  • A PhD, an MA, or MFA in broadcast
  • At least one semester teaching post-secondary broadcast courses.

Application materials: cover letter, CV/resume with links to portfolio elements, 3 letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching experience (if available).

Consideration of applications will begin December 1, 2020. Questions about the position(s) should be addressed to Prof. Randall Halle, Director Film and Media Studies Program [email protected]

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

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