Assistant/Associate Professor – Media Arts

Date of Posting: January 31st, 2022

Application Deadline: Applications will be taken until the position is filled.

Summary:  The Media Arts Program at Bethany Lutheran College is seeking qualified candidates with a terminal degree in film and video production or related field. Responsible to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for teaching and other related duties in the Media Arts program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Teach a variety of undergraduate courses.
    • Professional experience working collaboratively in film and video production, photography, motion media, or a related field is strongly desired.
    • Candidates will demonstrate understanding of advanced technical and conceptual topics related to video production and related fields (such as photography and motion graphics).
    • Experience teaching video production or related media is preferred.
  2. Attend to best practices and educational trends.
  3. Serve as advisor for students, including matriculation, registration, etc.
  4. Work with the Admissions Office in recruiting prospective students, as follows:
    • Meet with prospects and parents.
    • Provide information for promotional materials.
    • Assist with early registrations.
  5. Monitor student employees if used.

6. Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Minimum Essential Qualifications:

  • Teach a variety of introductory and advanced courses on audio/video production, editing, cinematography, film history and theory, and additional areas of specialization based on the candidate’s expertise and needs of the media arts program.
  • Encourage student participation and collaboration in the learning process through a variety of techniques and strategies, with an emphasis on hands-on learning.
  • Provide a respectful and inspiring learning environment that contributes to a positive student experience.
  • Foster industry connections to Bethany’s alumni base and the larger filmmaking community.
  • Be available to students for consultation and clarification regarding course materials and creative projects.
  • Provide feedback to students in a timely and meaningful manner aimed at fostering continuous growth and development.
  • Encourage students to engage course content through a Christian worldview.
  • Model professional approaches that instill high ethical values and encourage lifelong learning.
  • Participate actively in scholarly/creative projects and professional organizations.
  • In collaboration with Bethany’s production studio, maintain a working knowledge of industry standard practices related to equipment, software, etc.
  • Active member of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) or Wisconsin Evangelical Synod (WELS) is preferred.
  • Terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) in field preferred; Master’s degree considered with appropriate industry work.
  • Demonstration of professional and/or community involvement.

Application Process:

Candidates should submit:

  • A letter of interest that addresses qualifications and area of specialization.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae.
  • A URL of a professional website that showcases a recent portfolio of creative work. This portfolio must include at least some time-based media. A teaching portfolio with examples of student work is optional.
  • Statement of Faith in the context of a Christian, liberal-arts college.
  • Academic transcripts (may be unofficial); if an employment offer is made, certified transcripts for all college-level education will be required).

Please Send Application Materials to:
Academic Search Committee- Media Arts
Bethany Lutheran College- Human Resources Office
700 Luther Drive,
Mankato, MN 56001

or via scanned email documents to: