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Visiting Assistant Professor in Film Production
Posted 04-10-2015

The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Film Production. The successful candidate will teach all levels of film production courses, advanced courses in film and video producing and may also teach courses involving film directing, Avid editing, and RED camera systems. Applicant must be familiar with digital film technology and be able to guide students through the pre-production, production and post-production of individual short films. The position is available for the full 2015-16 academic year with potential renewal for an additional year.

The position requires teaching experience, industry experience, and creative or professional accomplishment; MA required, with possible exception for candidates with extensive professional experience and accomplishment; MFA preferred.

The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Fifteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level, and master’s degrees are available in six diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, London, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

Applicants should send: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the Department and School, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references; additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; for priority consideration, applications should be received by April 20, 2015. Interested candidates may submit electronic applications to socfacsearch@webster.edu using the subject line "Film Production.”

Visiting Assistant Professor in Film Production
Posted 05-01-2015


The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Film Production. This is the second of two advertised positions. The successful candidate will teach all levels of film production courses, advanced courses in film and video producing, and may also teach courses involving film directing, Avid editing, and RED camera systems. Applicant must be familiar with digital film technology and be able to guide students through the pre-production, production and post-production of individual short films. The position is available for the full 2015-16 academic year with potential renewal for an additional year.

The position requires teaching experience, industry experience, and creative or professional accomplishment; MA required, with possible exception for candidates with extensive professional experience and accomplishment; MFA preferred.

The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications.  We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities.  Fifteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master’s degrees in six diverse fields of communications.  We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, London, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; for priority consideration, applications should be received by May 8, 2015.

Applicants should send: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the Department and School, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references; additional materials may be requested at a later date.  Interested candidates may submit electronic applications to socfacsearch@webster.edu using the subject line "Film Production."

Webster University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber. We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, and/or veteran status.

Staff

Department Associate - Department of Electronic & Photographic Media

  • Full-time Replacement Position
    Posted 05-20-2015
    Grade: 59

    The School of Communications is hiring a Department Associate to support the Chairperson, faculty and students of the Electronic & Photographic Media Department, and the Dean of the School of Communications. The position reports to the Department Chairperson directly and has a dotted-line reporting relationship with the Dean’s office staff. The position requires close cooperation with the support staff of the other departments of the School of Communications.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • The Department Associate conducts all administrative support and clerical functions and the daily business operations of the Department, including coordinating with the Registrar’s office for scheduling and adding courses, assigning rooms and labs, managing student issues and student workers, managing the departmental budget, including lab fee spending, processing and coordinating student petitions for graduation and helping to resolve any graduation problems in coordination with the Chair and faculty.
    • He/she coordinates departmental meetings and documents the minutes of such meetings for assessment reviews by the Higher Learning Commission.
    • Any special events, including the Adjunct Orientations, outside speaker presentations/lectures and prospective student Open Houses, are organized by the incumbent.
    • Correspondence, communications with the adjuncts of this department and personnel dealings are done by the incumbent in cooperation with the Chairperson.
    • Works closely with the Chairperson in preparing the course evaluations, annual 3-year, end-of-year and facility reports for the Department and the annual capital, minor and software budget requests.
    • Works closely with the Director of Operations providing accounting and bookkeeping support; i.e. reconciling expense reports and invoices; maintain lab fee database.
    • The Department Associate assists the Chairperson and the faculty with all assessment projects and documentation, as requested, and handles all faculty travel documentation and arrangements.
    • The Department Associate directly assists the Chairperson in supporting the mission and goals of the School of Communications and represents the Department and Chair when requested to do so.
    • He/she uses discretion in handling personnel and privacy issues for all faculty and students.
    Qualifications
    • Minimum of two years college coursework and/or equivalent experience
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
    • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Skills necessary to provide accounting/bookkeeping support
    • Familiarity with university policies, structure, current office practices and procedures
    • Knowledge of the CARS database system, MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint
    • Skills necessary for supervising student work study positions
    • Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, students, and staff colleagues throughout the university
    • Must have good attendance in order to be the face of the department to visitors and to support the Department Chairperson on a daily basis
    Please submit cover letter and resume to: Webster University, Re: Department Associate, EPMD, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119, or jobs@webster.edu.

    No phone calls, please.

    Webster University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber. We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, and/or veteran status.

Graduate Assistant:  May Gallery, School of Communications

The May Gallery, a photography gallery in Webster University’s School of Communications, is seeking a highly motivated individual to expand our audience outreach, especially to regional high school photo and communications programs, and to assist in the regular responsibilities of running the gallery, as well as occasional similar service to the School of Communications.

The successful candidate will learn to identify high school and community college programs in the greater St. Louis region, establish contacts with appropriate teachers and administrators at those schools, and help organize school photo program (or other appropriate program) visits to the gallery. Visits will include gallery visits with appropriate content about current shows, tours of the School of Communications facilities, information on all majors in the School, and Admissions information.

In addition, the person will work with the gallery director on routine projects such as organizing portfolios submitted to the gallery and corresponding with photographers, and helping to install exhibits. While most hours will be flexible, the successful candidate will be able to work approximately one Saturday afternoon a month on exhibit installations.  Dates will be provided at the time of employment.

Requirements
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, demonstrated ability to work independently, strong organizational skills. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign. Adobe Dreamweaver and HTML is a plus.

Term of appointment
One (1) academic year
August 2015 – May 2016 (renewable for 2nd year)
 
Course Work
Must be accepted to a graduate program at Webster University
Must enroll in 9 credit hours of graduate courses per semester
Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
 
Hours of Work
Not to exceed 20 hours per week; reports to the Director of the May Gallery
 
Payment
$12,000 per academic year payable in equal installments on a bi-weekly basis*

Scholarship
Equivalent to 50% of graduate tuition at on-ground rate*

To Apply
Please submit cover letter and resume to Bill Barrett at barrettb@webster.edu
Subject line: May Gallery, Graduate Assistantship

Position open until filled.

* Pro-rated based on start date

Webster University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber. We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, and/or veteran status.

Graduate Assistant:  School of Communications

The School of Communications at Webster University seeks a graduate assistant with multimedia production and social media skills to assist with communications, promotions, events, and social media for the school. The assistant will work with staff and faculty to execute communications and promotions plans, create written content for social media, help coordinate events, and assist with production of the weekly Latin Pulse podcast.

Requirements
Must have a bachelor’s degree in a related communications field.  A self-starter--needs attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to work with all levels of management and faculty, experience with multimedia content creation and editing, event management, and knowledge of appropriate software. Graphic design experience is a plus. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

Term of appointment
One (1) academic year
August 2015 – May 2016 (renewable for 2nd year)
 
Course Work
Must be accepted to a graduate program at Webster University
Must enroll in 9 credit hours of graduate courses per semester
Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
 
Hours of Work
Not to exceed 20 hours per week
 
Payment
$12,000 per academic year payable in equal installments on a bi-weekly basis*

Scholarship
Equivalent to 50% of graduate tuition at on-ground rate*

To Apply
Send cover letter and resume to:  Susan Napoleon at susannapoleon19@webster.edu
Subject line: Graduate Assistant, School of Communications

Position open until filled.

* Pro-rated based on start date

Webster University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber. We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, and/or veteran status.


For the latest information about other employment opportunities at Webster University, including graduate assistantships in other areas of the University, please check with Human Resources.