Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Digital Video Storytelling and Production

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Job posting number: #7106835 (Ref:if99391)

Posted: July 29, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Digital Video Storytelling and Production, beginning Fall 2023, to join an award-winning program in Creative Media Production. 

The strategic plan for Creative Media Production stresses a combination of skill sets tied to both legacy media forms—narrative, documentary, corporate—and more cutting-edge media applications, such as mobile, interactive, and online storytelling.  

The candidate's research or creative work may include, but would not be limited to, innovative media content with a specific eye on digital storytelling platforms.

The position will help prepare students in both skills and conceptual learning. This year the Broadcast Education Association ranked Gaylord College students #1 in Film and Video Production based on works juried over the last five years. Our vision and our curriculum in the college are grounded in the effort to nurture storytellers.

The candidate would also have opportunities to teach at the graduate level and mentor students through master's theses or projects and Ph.D. dissertations, if qualified. 

The Gaylord College is one of the leading centers of media teaching and scholarship in the United States. The College has state-of-the-art facilities in Gaylord Hall. New faculty will take an active part in the growth of the College through superior teaching, innovative curriculum development, and notable research or creative activity.  They will join a highly engaged Creative Media Production faculty that includes coursework in narrative, documentary, streaming, podcasting, and client-based production in audio, video, 360, and digital forms. The College offers the BA, MA, and Ph.D. in journalism, advertising, public relations, creative media production, and professional writing, as well as a master’s (MPW) degree in professional writing.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation. OU enrolls over 32,000 students and has more than 2,800 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit for more information.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and professional experience in digital media production or experience teaching media production.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates holding a Ph.D. or MFA, and who have teaching experience.  
  • Candidates whose creative or scholarly work demonstrates knowledge of film and television production. 
  • Candidates who have demonstrated experience in a multicultural approach to media.
  • Candidates with expertise in teaching audio, single camera production, multi-camera production and/or post-production.

All applicants are expected to establish and achieve a program of high-quality research or creative/professional activities. 

Applications for the search will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2022, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should provide 1) a letter describing their qualifications and their vision and plans for this position, 2) a complete curriculum vitae, and 3) names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of at least three references and 4) portfolios or links to creative or scholarly work, as appropriate. Applicants are encouraged to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a teaching philosophy statement.

For specific questions about the position and application process, please contact search committee chair Kyle Bergersen ([email protected]).

Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio:

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