Assistant Professor of Television

Jun 08, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
Ms. Human Resources
Other, Television
Full Time
Job Overview:
The Cinema & Television Department in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design seeks a faculty member to teach in both the undergraduate Television Program and the Paul F. Harron Graduate Program in Television Management. The new undergraduate Television Major, currently in its second year, has three tracks: TV Comedy & Drama Production, TV News & Nonfiction Production, and TV Industry & Enterprise. The Paul F. Harron Graduate Program in Television Management offers a dual option ? an MS, or an MS/MBA in Television Management ? and currently has more than fifty students from all over the world. The mission of the graduate program is to prepare the next generation of television managers agile enough to lead in a multi-platform universe.

We are seeking an individual with recent television industry experience who understands the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary media landscape because he or she is immersed in it. Depending upon the candidate's qualifications, this position will be either tenure track, with high expectations for research and/or scholarship, or a contract hire. The successful candidate will be joining a collaborative faculty of passionate teachers who bring extensive television industry experience to the classroom.

Teaching assignments in the undergraduate curriculum may include one or more of the three core courses: TV Industry Overview; Research, Sales & Programming; and Media Law & Ethics, and may also include other courses in the TV Industry & Enterprise track. Teaching in the Television Management graduate program will include core courses suitable to the candidate's expertise and the supervision of graduate thesis work. There is also the possibility of teaching special topics courses at the undergraduate level and elective courses at the graduate level. The ideal candidate will also have the opportunity to guide student engagement in DUTV, the University's television station, which is carried in metropolitan Philadelphia by Comcast and FiOS.

The faculty member in this position will also be involved in the growth and development of the undergraduate Television Major and the Television Management Graduate Program

Qualifications: A minimum of five years of professional experience in television management; teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level or the promise of becoming an excellent teacher. An earned MA, MS, MBA, or PhD is desirable. The candidate should have the ability to pursue a research or scholarship agenda suitable to an academic environment.

To apply for this position, please apply online at: or visit and search for Assistant Professor of Television. The requisition number is 3898.

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