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Assistant Professor, Post-Production – The Sidney Poitier New American Film School Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

The Sidney Poitier New American Film School


The Sidney Poitier New American Film School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University (located in Mesa, Tempe and Los Angeles) seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, Post-Production starting August 2024. This faculty member will design and teach undergraduate courses in film and media editing and post-production, and actively engage in professional research and creative work. This position will be located at two of ASU’s Poitier Film School locations—the ASU Tempe Campus and the Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) Center, in Mesa AZ.

The Sidney Poitier New American Film School inspires the next generation of diverse filmmakers and storytellers. The primary teaching responsibility for our new faculty colleague will be in-person (and possibly online/hybrid) beginner to advanced post-production courses that educate students about how to effectively engage audiences, tell meaningful stories, and creatively work across a wide range of post-production software platforms. The successful candidate will supervise and mentor student projects across the School while fostering collaboration and creative problem-solving skills; maintain an active professional creative profile by engaging in meaningful research and creative work; contribute appropriate service to the School, Institute, and University; and participate in the faculty governance of the School. As an Avid Learning Partner the school is committed to providing access to industry standard tools for continued student success. We are especially interested in applicants who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter, realizing ASU’s Design Aspirations, and the helping us advance the mission of The Sidney Poitier New American Film School.

About ASU

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 applications, blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. In 2022, ASU was named a Hispanic-Serving Institution and in 2023, ASU joined the prestigious Association of American Universities. ASU is deeply committed to advancing in innovative ways while sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, is located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; and ASU FIDM; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, and increasing the capacity of artists and designers to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal or MFA degree in film/media production (or related fields) with three years minimum of professional work/credits in post-production. International candidates must have a terminal degree.
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching film/media post-production.
  • Experience with industry standard post-production software platforms.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Avid Media Composer Instructor Certification (ACI Certification) or willingness to acquire.
  • Experience in developing curriculum and/or teaching courses for online or hybrid instruction.
  • Knowledge in areas of post-production such as: color grading, VFX, sound design, outputting, finishing, and professional post workflows.
  • Experience teaching film/media production in a college/university setting.
  • Active productivity and recognized professional/artistic excellence, evidenced by public presentation or distribution of narrative films, documentaries, commercials, or other media.
  • Record of active engagement with industry and professional organizations/partners.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is November 2, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit the following materials as separate items:

All applications must be submitted electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/132085


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