Media Studies Teacher

Job Level
Academic position
Job Category
Teacher / Instructor
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Digital Media

Ross School is seeking interested candidates for a Media Studies Teacher. The Media Studies program at Ross is composed of theory, production (narrative, documentary, web-based, new media art, etc), media history and practices / ethics. Students explore the function of media and ideology in history and the world today, while gaining essential technical skills.The Media Studies Teacher will be responsible for implementing and further developing our innovative program in grades K-12, while collaborating with faculty to design interdisciplinary projects. S/he would be responsible for teaching both core media criticism / history courses as well as a broad range of electives focused on production. This person will work in close collaboration with the Dean of Media Studies to ensure that the program aligns with the Ross curricular narrative.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability to work creatively across a variety of multimedia/ web tools, software and programs, have teaching experience and a strong background in media theory/ history. Filmmakers and media artists are encouraged to apply. BA or Master in Media Studies or Film/Video Production or the equivalent. Skill set needed includes media theory/ criticism, cinema studies, FCP editing, videography, sound recording and basic web design. Coding skills a plus.

Ross School is an independent school with a global focus serving day students Pre-N-6 and both day and boarding students 7-12. Ross offers a unique program of study that embraces interdisciplinary teaching and learning, project based learning, and differentiated instruction within a lab school setting. Cultural History is at the core of the program, as it is interwoven with all the other disciplines. Ross School is also the largest boarding school in New York. Preference is given to candidates who will act as boarding parents, living in boarding houses with students.