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Faculty Opening: Digital Media

Full-time

The Department of Communication Arts & Sciences at Calvin College announces a full-time, tenure-track opening in Digital Media, pending administrative approval.

We are interested more in the intellectual and creative strengths of the person and his or her commitment to the institution’s mission as a strong Christian liberal arts college than in a particular set of skills.  We expect the person will have an interest in new media, but also in some combination of single-camera location, multi-cam studio, audio, screenwriting, post-production, and our general education media appreciation course. Flexible interims in January and May offer additional opportunities to teach more specifically in one's area of interest. 

The colleague will help provide collaborative, visionary leadership for the eighty students in our media programs, headquartered in the 50,000-square-foot DeVos Communication Center.  Robust facilities, equipment, and resources support ambitious teamwork between faculty and students in documentary, narrative, and art/experimental projects — often of national or international scope. 

This position begins in August 2013. The search will remain open until December 1, 2012 or until filled.

About the Program

The program is housed in a building with excellent audio and digital film production facilities.

Requirements

The successful candidate will hold an MFA or other terminal degree.Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent teaching, develop an independent scholarly or creative program, and enjoy mentoring students. A sense of humor is welcome, and sometimes necessary.

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. See a page with details on Calvin’s faculty requirements.

Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age.

Faculty Resources

We have a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and creative work; these include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities (for more information, see The Dean for Research & Scholarship's website).

To Apply

Send (mail or e-mail) an application letter, an updated vita, evidence of teaching performance, three reference letters, and other relevant material to:

Dr. Randall Bytwerk
Calvin College - Communication Arts and Sciences
1810 East Beltline
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5951
Email: bytw@calvin.edu

About Calvin

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship.

Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age.

Calvin College is a Christian educational institution operated by the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.

Persons interested in applying or who wish to make nominations should correspond with the Provost’s Office or the respective department chair.

A complete statement of requirements for faculty can be found in the document called Faculty Membership Requirements: A Guide for Prospective Faculty.

About the Department and Calvin

The Communication Arts and Sciences Department looks for people who teach well, are active researchers, have senses of humor, who relish the opportunity to teach at a strong Christian liberal arts college that encourages and supports scholarly and creative enterprise, and are good enough to make a strong program and department even better.