NEM Faculty Associate, The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
Arizona State University
NEM Faculty Associate, The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
Off-Campus: Los Angeles
The Sidney Poitier New American Film School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks multiple part-time Faculty Associate positions for the Fall 2023 semester.
The successful candidate(s) will teach in-person or online courses, prepare course materials, evaluate student work, and assist students. Faculty Associate positions are one semester, non-benefits-eligible, fixed-term appointments with no tenure implications, not to exceed .40 FTE. The number of courses is contingent upon needs, funding and sufficient enrollment. Salary is based upon qualifications and assigned teaching load. Individuals employed as Faculty Associates may not hold multiple, non-benefits eligible appointments at Arizona State University.
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Scope of Search
Grant Funded Position
This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.
$4,000 per credit/unit
26-May-2023 is the first applicant review. Additional reviews will continue every week thereafter until filled.
At the current time, we anticipate hiring new Faculty Associates to teach the following courses in Los Angeles, California:
- NEM 501 - EMERGING MEDIA
- NEM 515 - EMERGING MEDIA PRODUCTION
BA, BS, or BFA with an emphasis in film and 3+ years of industry experience; OR MA, MS, or MFA in film or a related field; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. The candidate must contribute to the unit’s mission in the areas of teaching and must be able and willing to teach field related courses to graduate students.
- NEM 501 requires expert experience and knowledge in all areas of emerging media markets including: short-form video, AR/VR, extended reality documentaries, live digital immersive theatre, and virtual production. Candidates should also be able to advise on development best practices, funding, marketing and business models and client-based commissions.
- NEM 515 requires an expert with experience and knowledge of the workflows needed for emerging media production, specifically game engine development, 360 filming and editing, AR production and immersive sound. Ideal candidates would have experience using Unity and be able to guide students who wish to prototype using this software. Candidates would have some knowledge of 360 filming & editing, AR production, and be able to advise students on immersive sound production.
- Professional experience working in or researching experience in the creative industries (art, design, film, media, etc.).
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the baccalaureate or graduate level.
- Experience with launching creative projects and/or pitching projects to broad audiences.
The successful candidate(s) will teach in-person and/or online courses:
- Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled classroom setting subject to extended periods of standing, lecturing, facilitating classroom activities
- Frequently required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
- Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
- Occasional activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
- Clearly communicate to perform essential functions
- Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals
On Jan. 25, 2021, Arizona State University publicly announced the launch of The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, one of the largest, most egalitarian film schools in the country, operating in three cities across Arizona and California.
In the last 15 years, the film program in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has thrived, and with the launch of the new school and new facilities, ASU positions itself as a new kind of film school. The Sidney Poitier New American Film School will operate across three cities, including a brand-new 118,000-gross-square-foot state-of-the-art facility set to open in 2022 in downtown Mesa, Arizona, 7 miles from the university’s Tempe Campus. The school will also operate in the newly renovated ASU Herald Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles, the former home of the Hearst publishing empire, giving film students from every background an opportunity to connect with the entertainment capital of the world and bolstering the presence the film program already has in L.A. Students also have opportunities to use Hollywood technology through partnerships, including with the John Hughes Institute and with Dreamscape Immersive, the world’s leading virtual reality company.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
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Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae or resume. Qualifying candidates will be contacted directly for references or additional information, if necessary.
In the cover letter, please indicate which course(s) you would like to be a Faculty Associate for. Example Subject: Faculty Associate NEM 515
One semester contract for part-time, non-benefits eligible position. Number of courses contingent upon unit needs, funding, and sufficient enrollment.
Salary contingent upon qualifications and assigned teaching load.
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. See ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.