About the University of Georgia Contract TypeAcademic (9 mo.) Position Summary Classification TitleClinical Assistant Professor This program is a first of its kind partnership between theFranklin College and the Grady College of Journalism and MassCommunication. Franklin College also invites applications for atenure-track Assistant Professor position for this program.Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to both positions.Review of candidates will begin on January 15, 2021, andapplications submitted by January 15, 2021 will receive fullconsideration. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae andcover letter describing their academic qualifications andprofessional experience, showing how they will add value to theprogram. Furthermore, they should show how their teaching, serviceand work has supported the success of students from racial, ethnicand gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the film andentertainment industries. Applicants who may not yet have had thatexperience should explain how their work will further the College’scommitment to diversity. Contact information for three referencesshould also be provided.Address questions to:Professor Neil LandauGrady College Search Committee Chair and Associate ProfessorDepartment of Entertainment and Media Studies320 Journalism Building, Peabody SuiteUniversity of GeorgiaAthens, Georgia 30602-3154(706) 542-3785 or [email protected] Franklin and Grady Colleges, their departments, and theUniversity of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity ofboth faculty and students and sustaining a work and learningenvironment that is inclusive. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+, andpeople with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Applications for both positions must be submitted online throughUGAJobs.Grady College Position:http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/176165Franklin College Position:http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/176159 The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grantuniversity with statewide commitments and responsibilities is thestate’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversifiedinstitution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currentlyranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News &World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campusesin Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-charteredUniversity in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-timestaff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 studentsincluding over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate andprofessional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools andcolleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta Universityhoused on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Position Details The Department of Entertainment and Media Studies ( EMST ) togetherwith the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, and theDepartment of Journalism constitutes the units of the GradyCollege. EMST is home to media scholars of varied theoretical andmethodological traditions. It administers the major inEntertainment & Media Studies, which teaches students visualstorytelling focused on entertainment. It also houses the New MediaInstitute, which explores the critical, commercial and creativedimensions of emerging technologies. Find out more athttps://grady.uga.edu/academics/emst/ andhttp://mynmi.net/about/.Augmenting the department programs is the presence of the PeabodyAwards, the oldest and most prestigious awards program thatrecognizes excellence in broadcast and electronic media, nowentering its 80th year. Our MFA FTVDM program positions studentsfor jobs in the entertainment media industry across film,television, gaming and other new media.Learn more about the MFAFTVDM program, our current faculty, mission, and curricula at:mfafilm.uga.eduGeorgia is well known for its quality of life, and for outdoor,urban, cultural and arts activities(http://www.exploregeorgia.org/). DepartmentJournalism Entertainment & Media Studies Faculty RankClinical Assistant Professor Posting Details Physical Demands The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment topromoting diversity as evidenced by prior accomplishments. Advertised SalarySalary is competitive. We are seeking individuals with a terminal degree ( MFA or PhD) infilm studies, media studies, communication, or a relateddiscipline, and 5 years of significant industry experience in oneor more of the following areas: producing, writing, directing,and/or post-production for the screen.For more information regarding the non-tenure track clinical ranksplease see the Grady Clinical Guidelines link at:https://provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/grady_capu_criteria.pdf. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, geneticinformation, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation orprotected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations orassistance with the accessibility of materials related to thissearch are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline Benefits EligibilityBenefits Eligible Working TitleClinical Assistant Professor Open until filledYes Job Posting Date11/20/2020 Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions withfinancial responsibilities. For additional information about thecredit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. Does this position have direct interaction or care of childrenunder the age of 18 or direct patient care?No EEO Statement Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Closing Date Additional Requirements Minimum Qualifications Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access tochemicals and medications)Yes Is this a Position of Trust?Yes The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at theUniversity of Georgia invites applications for a clinical assistantprofessor-of-practice position to begin in August, 2021. Thisindividual will teach in the new Master of Fine Arts program inFilm, Television and Digital Media that launched August 2020 inpartnership with the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and theGeorgia Film Academy. This is a clinical assistant professorposition. According to UGA faculty ranks, a clinical assistantprofessor is an educator-practitioner, or “professor-of-practice,”with disciplinary expertise who practices their discipline andteaches in a professionalized setting.Grady College recognizes that diversity empowers excellence in ourcore missions of teaching, research and service and that it issupported by actively ensuring underrepresented voices are heardand varied experiences are valued.The college seeks an individual to teach a range of courses onproducing, writing, directing, and/or post-production for thescreen. The position will also include some administrativeresponsibilities. Successful applicants will be able to teach in atleast two of the following areas: screenwriting, directing,post-production, and producing long-form narratives fortraditional, digital, streaming, and/or emerging distributionplatforms. Service on department, college and university committeesis expected, as is mentorship and supervision of MFA thesisprojects. A demonstrated commitment to work with students of allbackgrounds and with students holding a range of worldviews isvalued.This position will primarily involve teaching at the TrilithStudios (formerly Pinewood) satellite campus in Fayetteville,Georgia (20 miles south of the Atlanta airport). Our MFA program inFilm, Television, and Digital Media operates in partnership withthe Georgia Film Academy and the Trilith Studio facilities inFayetteville, GA. Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Track Posting NumberF0767P Underutilization Location of VacancyAtlanta Area Is driving a responsibility of this position?No Anticipated Start Date08/01/2021 Does this position have operation, access, or control offinancial resources?No College/Unit/Department websitegrady.uga.edu Special Instructions to Applicants Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?No Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/orCertification FLSA Duties/ResponsibilitiesPosting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/CVCover LetterOptional Documents Does this position require a P-Card?No Credit and P-Card policy The successful applicant will have demonstrated accomplishments inone or more of the following areas: producing, writing, directing,and/or post-production for the screen. Employment TypeEmployee Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Retirement PlanTRS or ORP Posting TypeExternal About the College/Unit/Department
The Marshall Sports Business Institute hosted NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as a part of its ongoing Commissioners’ Series on Wednesday at Galen Center.The conversation, which was moderated by David Carter, executive director of the Sports Business Institute and an associate professor at the Marshall School of Business, discussed the current state and future of the NBA, in addition to key accomplishments and challenges he has faced while in his role.Silver has been busy in his first year as commissioner, handing down a lifetime ban to former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in response to racist comments he made in a recorded conversation, in addition to overseeing two separate NBA franchises being sold for record prices.Silver began by discussing his long journey to the top of the NBA after starting his career there in 1992 as a special assistant to long-time serving commissioner David Stern, who Silver succeeded in February 2014 to become the league’s fifth commissioner. He was unanimously elected by the NBA Board of Governors after previously serving as deputy commissioner.The commissioner role is Silver’s sixth job at the league, and we elaborated on his ability to work his way up before moving on to credit Stern for helping him prepare for his new responsibilities and for making the transition process as smooth as possible.“There’s no ultimate preparation for a job like commissioner or CEO or any jobs like that, until you actually do it — but I would say I was well-prepared as anyone could have been,” Silver said. “There’s a lot that swirls around quickly in this job.”In 2014, the SportsBusiness Journal ranked Silver at the top of its list of the 50 Most influential People in Sports Business, which might have been attributed to the nine-year, $24 billion television rights deal he helped negotiate with ESPN and TNT.Silver believes that the value of this media rights deal is only going to rise in the coming years and offered the NCAA tournament, which experienced its highest average viewership in 22 years, as a prime example of its success.“It’s a really unique form of entertainment and programming and in an increasingly fragmented media world, the value of those premium live sports rights are going to continue to go up, whether on a local basis, national basis, or international basis,” Silver said.The commissioner added that new technology and emerging platforms that world further enable the NBA the ability to make the game available to more people, which could drive up the value of these media rights in the foreseeable future.Silver briefly touched on the NBA’s “soft” salary cap system and explained how their revenue sharing model -— players receive 51 percent — is beneficial because the players have the same incentives as the team owners to grow the pie.“From our standpoint, the more the players make means the better the league is doing and it also means that we are truly partners in this enterprise,” Silver said.Other topics Silver tackled later in the talk included the role of analytics in NBA front offices, the minimum age for players to enter the NBA Draft and the future of sports betting in professional sports, which he believes can deliver a direct economic benefit to sports.Silver also left students with some career advice for breaking into the sports industry.“I never thought I would work in the sports industry,” Silver said. “To me, what always worked was I just put my head down, worked very hard and then just see where it takes me.”Overall, the conversation — which included a few jokes here and there about Silver’s alma mater, Duke, which won the national college basketball on championship Monday night — was well received by the 300 or so professional, alumni and students at the event.“I was really grateful that he was as open and candid as he was about some of the more pressing issues that the league is facing, whether it’s upcoming labor relations issues or how to grow the game internationally and how to help put individual markets,” Carter said.USC students were also content with the direction Silver is taking the NBA, especially when it came to its global development endeavors.“Commissioner Silver did a really good job highlighting the future opportunities of the NBA both in the United States and around the world,” senior Matthew Prusak said.Silver announced that the NBA will be playing an exhibition game in Johannesburg, South Africa in August, becoming the first U.S. professional league to play on the continent.Commissioner Silver’s visit marks the SBI’s eighth Commissioners’ Series event, which is dedicated to hosting high-profile events and presentations involving the leaders of America’s premier sports leagues and organizations.“We don’t get a lot of exposure to the leaders of the sports industry because we’re here in Los Angeles so every chance we get to have them come here is really great for the university, for our program and I think the students really enjoy it,” Carter said.