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Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty: Film, Television and Media Arts and MA director

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Faculty



Quinnipiac University's School of Communications seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Cinematic Production Management to serve as Graduate Director of its new master’s degree program with appointment anticipated for August 2021.

About the Program/Department: 


The M.A. in Cinematic Production Management (CPM) program is designed to provide a comprehensive practical graduate level education to students who wish to enter or further pursue careers in film, television and streaming media production as entry and mid-level management staff and future leaders.

The faculty of the Department of Film, Television and Media Arts academic specialties span: history, theory and criticism; screenwriting; directing and producing; cinematography, editing, sound and all aspects of post-production. This student-centered Department has a strong sense of community and the faculty are highly collaborative in teaching, research and creative endeavors.

About the Ed McMahon Communications Center: 

The Ed McMahon Communications Center is a first-rate production facility equipped with industry standard technology for hands-on training in all aspects of film, television, journalism and multimedia production. Highlights of the center include a three-camera HDTV studio, a professional-quality audio production studio, and several 4K (ultra-high-definition) editing suites. Labs and classrooms are ideal for independent and group-based work, as well as a variety of multidisciplinary projects.

The Center’s 80 high-performance workstations enable students to work with numerous multimedia and imaging applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver and other industry-standard software including Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting.
An extensive equipment loan room makes high-end video and audio recording equipment and support gear available for use in the field. An inventory of over 100 digital cameras include Sony A73s, Canon EOSRs, Canon C-100s, Sony FS5s and Red Dragon Scarlet Ws.

About the School:

We balance hands-on skills training with instruction in the liberal arts to prepare students for exciting and rewarding careers in advertising and integrated communications; communications/media studies; film, television and media arts; graphic and interactive design; journalism; and public relations. Our faculty includes award-winning professionals and internationally recognized scholars with extensive experience in their fields. We maintain a portfolio of more than 5,000 local, regional, national and international employers to connect with, and our student media organizations provide multiple opportunities for real-world learning experiences.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


•Teaching responsibilities: instruct graduate courses each semester for fall and spring terms; opportunity for additional under-graduate and graduate teaching assignments on request.

• Teaching release time as Director of The Graduate Program for: instructional hiring and staffing, enrollment management, marketing, curriculum and program development.

• Graduate program development responsibilities include outreach to production companies, studios and streaming services to develop corporate partnerships and job placement opportunities for graduate students.

• Academic advising and mentoring.

• Engagement in university service appropriate to interests.

• Establishment of a research/creative agenda that provides opportunities for student involvement as appropriate.

Education Requirements:

  • Master’s degree required, M.F.A. in Film, Television or Media Arts (or closely related field) preferred


• Professional experience in the active management of delivered film, television or streaming produced content is required. An understanding of the job roles, duties and expectations of executive producers, show runners, producers including line producers, assistant directors, production managers, location managers, script coordinators, production office coordinators and post production managers is expected.

• University level teaching experience is expected.

• Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community is expected.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and must include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and names of 3 references.

Application review will begin on November 15, 2020 and continue until position is filled.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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