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

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



Quinnipiac University's School of Communications seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Film, Television and Media Arts with a specialization in producing, development, production management, post production, and writing/directing for film, television, and streaming services. The Department seeks candidates whose research, teaching or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment of diversity and inclusion of those historically underrepresented individuals in higher education. We are looking for an instructor who has been practicing in the filmmaking profession or related fields for at least three years, who is proficient in all aspects of media creation. Experience in both fiction and documentary is preferred. The CPM program is primarily online, but some classes are required to be taught in-person at our Mount Carmel campus in Hamden, CT.

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 the Film, Television, and Media Arts Department:


The Department offers B.A. and B.F.A. degrees in Film, Television and Media Arts and an M.A. in Cinematic Production Management.

The strength of our film program is an integrated, collaborative curriculum that provides a foundation in all aspects of filmmaking, including: screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, sound acquisition, editing, post-production, as well as history, theory, and film analysis. 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 McMahan Communications Center: 

The Ed McMahon Communications Center is a first-rate production facility equipped with industry standard technology and equipment 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 suite, and several 4K 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, DaVinci Resolve, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver and other industry-standard software including Final Draft, Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting.

An extensive equipment loan room makes professional caliber 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 Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,800 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in more than 140 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Computing and Engineering, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the 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 The Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges." Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. Please visit for more information. 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.


  • Graduate Teaching responsibilities: instruct six classes over fall and spring terms (three in the fall, three in the spring). The courses that are assigned may range from the foundational FTM 501 Production Reconstruction, FTM 502 Advanced Production Management, FTM 503 Creative Development, FTM 510 Post Production Management, FTM 512 World Building/Creative Thinking, FTM 514 Modern Hollywood and the Future of the Industry and FTM 515 Show Running. Opportunities exist for new course development and additional graduate teaching assignments
  • Undergraduate Teaching responsibilities: instruct undergraduate film and television courses when departmental need exists. Courses may include: FTM 450 Senior Seminar (Special Topics), FTM 495 Senior Project
  • Establishment of a professional industry-focused agenda that provides opportunities for student involvement, engagement and opportunities. Candidates whose research and creative work involves inquiry into gender, sexuality, race and disability are strongly urged to apply
  • Academic advising and mentoring
  • Engagement in university and community service appropriate to interests

Education Requirements:

  • M.F.A. required


  • University level teaching experience of film and television production courses is required
  • Professional experience working on commercial film, television, and streaming projects is required Specialization in the production of film, narrative episodic shows for television, or streaming services preferred
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community is expected. Candidates should be able to address issues of race and representation in all of their courses. Our ideal candidate will also possess a keen awareness of the current issues around diversity, inclusion, and equity within the film and television industry
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and must include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample of creative work, and names of three references.

Application review will begin on _______________ 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.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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