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Niagara County Community College Digital Media Assistant Professor in Sanborn, New York

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Position Title Digital Media Assistant Professor

Position Category Faculty

Position Status 10 Month

FLSA Exempt

Advertised Salary $62,186

Department Digital Media

Working Hours Varies

General Description

SUNY Niagara has a vacancy for a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track Digital Media Assistant Professor. This position is contained in the Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching in lecture and laboratory settings and advising students throughout the academic year. Courses to teach may include Digital Audio and Video, Video Production, Digital Filmmaking, Introduction to Web Design, Media Arts Success Seminar, Digital Portfolio, and some courses in the Communication Studies program. All courses are taught in-person in Fall 2024.

Assignments are typically during the day but may also be during evening or weekend hours. The person will provide leadership, engagement, and discipline expertise in continuing to move the program forward in innovative ways. As a full-time faculty member at SUNY Niagara, successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to student success through teaching and learning excellence as well as provide program coordination, either immediately or in the future, depending upon experience. The start date of this position will be August 29, 2024.

Regardless of the modality of courses in the future, the selected candidate would need to be available to report in person on campus to hold office hours and attend meetings and events when needed.

Responsibilities include teaching 18 contact hours of lecture and lab per semester, student advisement, curriculum and course development, recruitment, coordination with transfer universities and potential employers for our graduates, consulting with an advisory board for the program, and participation in college and departmental activities. The person selected may be appointed as the Program Coordinator for the Digital Media AS degree and Web Production certificate programs. Teaching load assignments will be made based on the selected candidate’s experience, background, and institutional need. Serving as program coordinator would carry a three-credit load reduction per year. The successful candidate will only be required to work 162 days per academic year (August – May) and will be provided with a winter break from mid-December to early January, and a Spring Break for one week in mid-March.

In addition to the base salary, there are avenues to increase the salary by teaching overload, teaching summer courses, doing special assignments, etc. There is a tenure track pathway for promotion to higher level salaries of Associate Professor and Professor.

SUNY Niagara also provides phenomenal benefits including participation in the NYS Retirement System. Please visit to view our benefits offerings. NCCC’s exceptional work environment fosters growth and personal fulfillment. As an employee, you can expect:

Work-Life Balance: When employees can balance their work and personal lives, they are happier, more productive, and better positioned to support our students.

Professional Growth: NCCC cares about employees’ professional advancement and development. You will have access to ongoing training, programs, and workshops. We support career growth and encourage employees to pursue further education.

Welcoming Culture: NCCC values the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice as they create a sense of belonging for our students and employees. We foster a collaborative culture that respects and appreciates different perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds which contribute to the richness of our institution. We believe that our diverse, inclusive community enriches the experiences of students and employees alike.

Meaningful Work: At NCCC , your work will directly impact the lives of our students and the region we serve. Our college is for all who are passionate about teaching and focused on supporting students. Our small class sizes facilitate engagement. You will shape students’ futures, prepare them for successful careers, and empower them to contribute to society. Your dedication and expertise will propel students to achieve their educational goals.

Become part of an institution that values employees, positively impacts students’ lives, and invests in its community.

Typical Work Activities

  • Teach students in the Digital Media programs

  • Attend and participate in division meetings

  • Participate in student recruitment

  • Apply for grants and solicit other resources

  • Develop and maintain transfer program articulation agreements and cooperate with SUNY 4-year institutions as it pertains to curriculum coordination as well as student transfers

  • Maintain subject matter currency and technological currency in the classrooms, studios, and equipment of the program

  • Develop and revise the program’s curriculum

  • Use computer technology including classroom technology and the College’s learning management system

  • Assess course and program learning outcomes

  • Advise students in the program and train advisors who help with students in the program

  • Contribute meaningfully and regularly to departmental/divisional meetings, taskforces, and activities

  • Participate in college and discipline-specific professional activities

  • Complete other duties as assigned

    Essential Functions

Ability to navigate relationships with diverse populations and teach a diverse student population. Ability to advise students for classes, transfer options and career advice in their field. Ability to be an active member in the division and serve on committees representing the division. Ability to speak in front of groups of people. Must be able to effectively communicate with students, colleagues, supervisors and the campus community. Must be able to develop, prepare and present all required course material. Must be able to operate computers. Must be able to physically perform the duties of the position.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Digital Media or a related field

  • 1 year of full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience at the post-secondary level

  • 1 year of professional experience in digital film and video production, including filming, editing, scripting, lighting, and audio recording and production

  • Familiarity with the operation of Mac computers and software

  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud applications

  • Experience teaching in a technology-enhanced classroom, and experience using a course management system such as Brightspace.

    Desirable Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Digital Media or a related field

  • Additional instructional experience at a community/technical college or four-year university with emphasis in teaching digital media courses

  • A working knowledge of Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premiere

  • Experience with web design and social media content creation


    About SUNY Niagara

    SUNY Niagara is a thriving educational institution located between the picturesque landscapes of Niagara Falls and the vibrant city of Buffalo, NY. Our college serves a diverse student population and is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment. With a commitment to academic excellence and student success, SUNY Niagara offers a supportive and collaborative environment for both faculty and staff.

    SUNY Niagara is an accredited institution of higher education that offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates that are supported by outstanding student services. The top 4 majors of our students are Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, and Criminal Justice. In 2023, SUNY Niagara ranked #1 in graduation rate among community colleges in New York State!

    SUNY Niagara provides a variety of cultural, athletic, social, and international experiences, as well as community education, small business, and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life of valued stakeholders. The college operates through a collegial model of shared governance and transparency and is accountable for meeting the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

    SUNY Niagara has two locations in western New York consisting of 287 acres and 11 buildings. The Sanborn, campus is minutes from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and the Canadian border and is centrally located between the county’s three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. The Sanborn campus offers a traditional college experience with world-class academics, knowledgeable faculty members, state-of-the-art classrooms, NJCAA athletics, and on-campus housing. We continue to invest in our facilities with the addition of the Learning Commons Center, which has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services. We also modernized our campus dining commons, providing quality meal options in a sleek, comfortable, collaborative environment.

The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute ( NFCI ) is located in the heart of one of the world’s biggest tourist destinations, Niagara Falls. Fully outfitted with modern labs and tools for students to use as they train in both classic and trendy techniques, NFCI is home to Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, and Hospitality programs. The college also operates Savor, a fine dining restaurant, and La Patisserie, a European-style pastry café, at NFCI .

Our college nurtures and empowers its students and employees in ways that recognize and value our common humanity as well as the richness of our diversity. SUNY Niagara welcomes applicants who want to join a leading regional institution that provides a dynamic, educational environment, responds to students’ current and emerging needs, and strengthens its community. At SUNY Niagara we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution by recognizing, accepting, and celebrating differences within our campus and surrounding communities. Therefore, we desire and pursue candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

EEO Statement

SUNY Niagara does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F206P

Open Date 04/01/2024

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions Summary

For full consideration, applications must be submitted by April 22, 2024. If a viable candidate is not found during the initial review, applications submitted after April 22, 2024 will be considered.

SUNY Niagara considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:

• cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications

• resume

• unofficial transcripts

• names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references

Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • Do you posses at least a Master’s Degree in Digital Media or a related field?
  • Yes

  • No

    • How many years of full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience do you have at the post-secondary level?
  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 - 2 years

  • 2-4 years

  • 5 plus years

    • How many years of professional work experience do you have in digital film and video production, including filming, editing, scripting, lighting, and audio recording and production?
  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 - 2 years

  • 2-4 years

  • 5 plus years

    • Do you have familiarity with the operation of Mac computers and software and with Adobe Creative Cloud applications?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have experience teaching in a technology-enhanced classroom, and experience using a course management system such as Brightspace?
  • Yes

  • No

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Transcripts

    Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Portfolio

  • Certifications/Licenses

  • Transcript 2

  • Transcript 3