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Assistant Teaching Professor, Television and Media Management

Apply now Job no: 497092
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Drexel University is a comprehensive research university located in Philadelphia, the sixth largest city in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities and is passionately committed to interdisciplinary research, experiential learning, and meaningful community engagement.

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is committed to addressing the hiring inequity that often disproportionately affects people from historically underrepresented groups throughout the University. We commit to educating ourselves about the disparities in hiring practices to better understand how we can combat these injustices within all departments. Human Resources (HR), Office of the Provost, and Office of Equality and Diversity (OED) will work in collaboration with departments to ensure that fair and appropriate measures are taken to strengthen the pool of job applicants as part of our hiring strategies. These hiring strategies will be implemented to encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply, who are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff and faculty.

These hiring strategies include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) careful selection of hiring committees so that they reflect diversity of rank, gender, ethnicity, discipline, and beyond; (2) strategic authoring of job advertisements to emphasize diversity up front and to succinctly distinguish between required and desired qualification; (3) thoughtful placement of job advertisements through websites and organizations that elevate applicants from historically underrepresented groups; (4) requesting diversity statements from job applicants using clearly outlined criteria; (5) regular communication with the Chief Diversity Officer and Human Resources in which strategies 1-4 are discussed, deliberating the hiring successes and deterrents in addressing these strategies.

About the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

The Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is dedicated to the education of students in the areas of design, media and the performing and visual arts. The Westphal College offers 17 undergraduate and eight graduate majors, housed in award-winning, technologically enhanced facilities, and taught by distinguished faculty who have worked at the top of their fields. The College values a studio approach that incorporates six months of required co-op work experience for all undergraduate students. Westphal is home to a virtual reality and immersive research lab, two theaters, an art gallery, a notable collection of over 17,000 historic costumes, a record label, a television station, and numerous cutting-edge making spaces. Westphal educates students to find their place as leaders in today's rapidly changing world by teaching the diverse skills needed to conceptualize and implement creative thinking. The synergy of Westphal’s creative programs, strong foundation curriculum and diverse minors, and stewardship of University assets and enterprises enhances the strength of the College in this interdisciplinary age. The College actively participates in community-based learning programs that allow students and faculty to study the issues affecting our world in collaboration with neighboring communities. As the center for creativity at Drexel, the Westphal College’s collaborative community of scholars, creatives, thinkers, and doers are uniquely positioned to face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the 21st century. Westphal is dedicated to building a community where everyone is welcome and a multiplicity of voices are celebrated.

Fifteen of Westphal’s degree programs enjoy national rankings and the College is ranked one of the best Design and Applied Art schools in the nation. The Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is academically accredited, as part of Drexel University, by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Additionally, the programs in art, design and media are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD); the architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), and the interior design program by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Cinema & Television is one of seven departments in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, working closely with the Departments of Digital Media, Performing Arts, and Arts & Entertainment Enterprise.

Westphal College offers seventeen accredited undergraduate programs and eight graduate programs, many of which are in the top-ten in national rankings. The Westphal College has more than twenty-three hundred students and is one of the largest of Drexel's fourteen schools and colleges. Drexel is located in the heart of Philadelphia, a world heritage city that nurtures the arts and is the fourth largest television market in the country.

Job Summary

The Department of Cinema & Television seeks applicants for the Graduate Program in Television & Media Management with expectations for inspiring teaching, current industry expertise, and acute attention to diversity, equity and inclusion as they relate to the future of the media landscape. We are seeking candidates with a track record of accomplishment in the multi-platform industry. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to a rigorous and innovative academic program that addresses the many technological and market evolutions impacting all aspects of content delivery that prepare graduates for successful outcomes in a wide range of employment opportunities. Preferred candidates will be eager to mentor the future leaders in this field, connecting these young professionals to current decision makers to build upon the strong networking aspect of the master’s program.

The Graduate Program in Television & Media Management offers two graduate degrees: the MS in Television & Media Management and a dual MS/MBA. The curriculum specializes in shaping the next generation of leadership within television and media organizations responsible for multi-platform media content in all its forms.  The program combines academic experience in courses such as Audience Measurement, Programming, Media Law, Media Sales, Money and the Media, Emerging TV Technology, Media Ethics, and Current Industry Trends, along with networking opportunities, webinars, expert speaker series, internships, and other methods.

This full-time, non-tenure-track appointment  anticipates areas of teaching including but not limited to subscription streaming services, pay-per-view, web video platforms, single-channel websites and apps, online cable or satellite replacement services, broadcast channels, and cable. The position requires teaching up to 27 credits, as well as service to the program, department, college, and university. Teaching load will be distributed over nine months of the year during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.

Founded in 2004, The Paul F. Harron Graduate Program in Television & Media Management (TVMM) draws diverse students, including Fulbright Scholars, professionals already working in the television and media industry, and those still searching for their career path entry, from around the world and across the US. TVMM alumni hold key management positions in media companies in the US and abroad.  For more details visit the program's website: https://drexel.edu/westphal/graduate/TVMN/.

Essential Functions

  • The successful candidate will be an individual with comprehensive industry knowledge and extensive contacts.
  • He or she will have the ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment while teaching courses primarily on campus.
  • The position will also include mentoring students in industry networking, advising students on thesis or capstone projects, assisting with program marketing and recruitment, and representation on college and university committees.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • This is an opportunity for an accomplished television and media industry professional with teaching experience to share his or her passion for the field with highly motivated faculty and students.
  • The ideal candidate will have management/leadership experience (minimum of 5 years) in the multi-platform television and media industry, college-level teaching experience (guest lecturing, adjunct or full-time) and an MS, MA or MBA in a related field. 
  • We are seeking someone with knowledge of the systems and segments of the media industry, including, but not limited to any of the following areas: multiple distribution platforms (OTA, OTT/streaming, social, MVPDs), media sales and revenue generation, law and regulation, audience analytics, media planning, and programming.

Preferred Qualification

  • College-level teaching experience (guest lecturing, adjunct or full-time) and an MS, MA or MBA in a related field.

Location

University City - Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

The position begins September 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted through (https://careers.drexel.edu/en-us/listing/).

Completed on-line application materials must include a letter of application including an email address; curriculum vitae; and the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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