The Reynolds School of Journalism, winner of AEJMC’s 2019 Equity and Diversity Award and ONA’s 2018 Grand Prize for Innovation in Journalism Education, seeks a creative and collaborative tenure-track assistant professor of video production and immersive media.
The successful candidate will teach basic and advanced courses in video production, as well as designing and offering courses dealing with aspects of interactive and immersive media. These may include, but not be limited to, virtual and augmented reality, drone-acquired media, and animation. Our new colleague will also be expected to establish a research or creative agenda exploring the communication capabilities of video production and immersive media.
Our assistant professor of video production and immersive media will collaborate with colleagues across campus engaged in the university’s Advanced Manufacturing Research initiative, to explore the potential for immersive media contributions in the technology sector, a major component of the regional economy.
This position is a tenure-track, academic-year appointment at the rank of assistant professor. The selected candidate will have experience in video production and immersive media (such as some of the areas listed above), demonstrated either in a professional media context or in an academic setting. A terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) is required; candidates who are currently completing terminal degrees will be considered. Experience with university teaching is valued. The starting date for the position is fall semester 2020. The availability of this position is contingent on available funding.
The Reynolds School has built a reputation for curricular innovation, entrepreneurial learning and a collegial climate for both practitioners and scholars. We operate the Noticiero Móvil bilingual news service, the Reynolds Media Lab production center and the new Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D., Project for Visualizing Science, an interdisciplinary initiative that reimagines how science is communicated. The NPR-member stations and digital outlets of KUNR Public Radio are part of the Reynolds School.
Diversity is central to the mission of the School. Our faculty, staff and students strive to foster an environment that is conducive to exploring, engaging and expressing diverse perspectives and is respectful of diverse identities. Candidates should be prepared to address how their work contributes to advancing these goals.
The scenic campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, a Carnegie Research One institution, is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country. Reno is a recreational paradise, chosen by Outside Magazine as one of the nation’s Best Towns, with nearby world-class skiing and snowboarding, hiking, kayaking and mountain biking. The area is home to a burgeoning tech sector, with a vibrant food and arts scene.
To learn more about the Reynolds School, visit journalism.unr.edu