Professor of Practice - Visual Communications: Photo Editor - #077290

Syracuse University   Syracuse, NY   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 19, 2023
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Professor of Practice - Visual Communications: Photo Editor - #077290


The Visual Communications Department (VIS) at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is seeking a Photo Editor to join our team as a fulltime Professor of Practice (PoP).


The successful candidate will have extensive experience as a photo editor and project manager within the media and communications industries. Specifically, the successful candidate will have experience initiating and developing stories with photographers, videographers, writers, editors, and designers.


This position is the perfect opportunity for an experienced photo editor who is interested in teaching the next generation of visual communicators how to tell stories and craft multidisciplinary projects across multiple platforms. A Professor of Practice is expected to stay active in the professional world and may use their summers to continue working in their area of expertise. This position has a start date of August 2024.


The primary responsibility of a PoP is teaching. The person hired to this position’s primary teaching responsibilities include courses required of all Visual Communications majors on the Photography track focusing on Visual Editing and Project Development as well as other basic, intermediate and advanced courses for our undergraduate, graduate programs and military students; as well as other topics that reflect evolving practices in the industry. The person in this role will also have the opportunity to teach and/or develop elective courses based on their expertise/background. The person in this role will teach six courses per academic year.


The position requires a variety of service duties, including academic and career advising; department, school and university committee service; curriculum development; and community/industry outreach. The Professor of Practice has a specific obligation to build and maintain successful partnerships within professionals and organizations. This is a nontenure track position. PoPs work under multiyear contracts. The successful candidate will be joining the Visual Communications department, which is regarded as one of the best in the nation. The department’s faculty and staff members prepare future leaders in visual communications industries — primarily photography, cinematography, interactive design, and immersive experiences — by introducing students to practices and systems of production, distribution and exhibition, and their resulting impact on the world.


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Review of applications will start at the priority deadline of October 1, 2023. The position is open until filled.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution.