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Adjunct Faculty, Media Arts

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Work Type: Faculty - Adjunct, Faculty - Lecturer
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Communications

Job Title

Adjunct Faculty, Media Arts


Media Arts

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Media Arts at Middle Tennessee State University has periodic openings for part-time instructors to teach various classes in the media arts, including video and film production, animation, interactive media, photography, and media management.

The successful candidates are expected to possess a professional level of skills and knowledge relevant to the class and be able to effectively teach the required material to the students.

Required Education

Instructors should have a minimum of a master’s degree and at least 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline they are teaching or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes.

Required Related Experience

Current professional experience in one or more of these areas is required: filmmaking, TV or video production, live media production, animation, interactive media, photography, and/or media management. Persons with exceptional professional experiences, and no graduate education, may sometimes be considered for part-time positions.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy at the time of online application.

NOTE: A link(s) to your online portfolio or work samples is required in your curriculum vitae.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Marie Barnas at

Additional Information

If selected for appointment, applicants should request official transcripts (not issued to students) of all college degrees be sent directly to the academic department to complete an employment agreement. Official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, the prospective faculty member must have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluation organization. Please use one of the organizations found on the list at this link when obtaining new credential evaluations:

Likewise, if selected for an appointment, you will be required to provide letters of PROFESSIONAL recommendation from three sources. The letters should be on letterhead, must be current and specific to the job posting, bear a physical signature, and may not be provided from a general dossier. The letters must be submitted directly to the department chair from the recommenders and cannot be provided by the candidate.

Applications to this posting will be maintained as a pool for consideration of appointments that may become available during the 2022-2023 academic year.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 10/25/22

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