Assistant Professor of Media Communications & Technology, UC Blue Ash College

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About UC Blue Ash

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College (UCBA) is one of the largest regional colleges in Ohio and one of the most diverse colleges at the University of Cincinnati.  At UC Blue Ash, we value the wide-ranging experiences and perspectives of those in our community, as well as the individual talents of our students, faculty and staff. The college is in Blue Ash, Ohio fifteen miles north of the uptown campus, on 135 acres in a park-like setting. We offer primarily associate degrees in career and transition programs, as well as general education courses and technical baccalaureate degrees to approximately 5,100 students.  We value excellent teaching and personalized student support to help students achieve their goals, whether the goal is to enter a career or to continue education. The college is a recipient of the Cincinnati Business Courier 2021 Best Places to Work award.

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College (UCBA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Media Communications & Technology with a discipline emphasis on technical, foundational video and photo production.

UCBA Media Communications & Technology administers the Applied Media Communications Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and Professional Certificate as well as one-year certificates in Animation, Interactive Web Multimedia, and Media Criticism & Journalism.

The department offers courses in animation, audio, film/media history, graphic/motion design, multimedia/interactive production, video, and web design. Media Communications & Technology has several transfer articulation agreements allowing students who successfully complete our program to continue their education by transferring to the University of Cincinnati's Uptown campus for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree at A&S, CCM or DAAP.

Essential Functions

  • Teach four hands-on, technical courses per semester, such as but not limited to Video I & II, Photo I & II, Media Aesthetics & Criticism.
  • Engaging in professional development activities such as training, education, and exercising your craft within the discipline.
  • Research/scholarship/creative activities such as but not limited to professional publication and exhibition.
  • Participating in department, college, and university service such as but not limited to committee work.
  • Participating in program assessment and review as well as other program development activities.

Minimum Requirements

Prior to the effective date of the appointment, the chosen candidate must have all of the following:
1. Masters degree in media technologies or closely related field AND
2. At least three years experience in video and photo production. This experience should include the following areas of activity during the specified time frame, all of which may, but need not, be earned contemporaneously:

  • Production experience in video and photo, both editing and shooting. Experience should be in range of markets     (3 years)
  • use of Adobe Creative Cloud to edit photos and video (3 years)
  • use of design elements, principles and aesthetics (3 years)
  • use of visualization concepts and techniques (3 years)

3. And at least 3 academic years of college-level teaching (which could have been on a part-time basis) in media production.
The professional experience may, but need not, be contemporaneous with the academic teaching experience.

Application Details

How to Apply: Applicants must apply online at and upload the following documents to their application
1) a cover letter that directly addresses experience in teaching, working with a diverse population of open admission undergraduates (if applicable), and distance learning (if applicable).
2) a curriculum vita,
3) portfolio or reel demonstrating evidence of required three years experience in video and photo production    (web link acceptable)
4) a list of three professional references (please include contact information),
5) a statement of teaching philosophy,
6) unofficial transcripts (short listed candidates will be required to submit official transcripts)

Review of applications will start May 20, 2024.
Position will remain open until filled.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $60,000 - $63,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at


The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Assistant Professor of Media Communications & Technology, UC Blue Ash College

Date:  May 24, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Blue Ash Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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