The S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the Television Radio Film Department to start August 21, 2017. Rank is negotiable and dependent on qualifications, including university teaching experience and the depth of an active scholarly agenda. The successful candidate will primarily teach law for the entertainment industries: television, radio, film, music, online and emerging sound and visual media fields.
The ideal candidate will have significant, national-level professional experience and/or university-level teaching experience at a peer institution.
Established in 1934, the Television-Radio-Film program is regarded as one of the best of its kind in the nation. The department's 16 full-time faculty members, complemented by a highly specialized adjunct force, prepare creative and business leaders in the television-radio-film and interactive media industries by introducing students to practices and systems of production, distribution and exhibition and their economic, political and social impact on our world.
The Television-Radio-Film Department is the largest and most versatile field of study in the Newhouse School, serving 500 undergraduates and 40 Master's students. The major consists of a mix of core requirements and an extensive array of elective coursework, which empowers students to customize their programs of study in line with their unique learning objectives. The vast majority of majors also participate in extended campus opportunities, including study abroad—over 100 programs in 60 countries— and industry immersion in our New York and Los Angeles professional study centers. Students in the program continue to earn national merits with their creative work in major film festivals, Student Emmys and Telly awards.
Alumni have gone on to pursue a wide variety of careers that include work as major market (mainly New York and Los Angeles) producers; directors; writers; designers; editors; television, radio, film and new media executives; media educators; agents; and attorneys. They are found in numerous leadership positions and often return to campus to share their knowledge.
The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication has an international reputation for excellence and is home to approximately 1,900 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. The School is housed in a 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, an executive education wing, a café and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty and staff. An $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2 was completed in Fall 2014 and includes a new Studio and Innovation Center. This provides the school with a cutting-edge media facility that gives students the best possible preparation for careers in the communications industry.
Beyond this, our school continues its tradition of attracting the best and brightest. This year's incoming freshmen earned an average 3.9 GPA and ranked in the top 10% of their graduating classes.
To learn more about the school, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at www.syr.edu, newhouse.syr.edu.
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