Faculty job opportunity
Assistant/Associate Professor, Creative Producing – 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 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/Associate Professor, Creative Producing starting August 2024. This faculty member will design and teach undergraduate and graduate courses for film and media production and postproduction. 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. This faculty member will design and teach courses that include learning experiences, assignments, and projects that allow students to apply creative producing principles. The ideal candidate is able to balance practical industry experience with effective teaching and academic contributions to provide students with a well-rounded education in creative producing for filmmaking. Teaching may include in-person, hybrid, and online formats. 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. We are especially interested in applicants who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter, realizing ASU’s Design Aspirations and championing the mission of The Sidney Poitier New American Film School.
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.
- Terminal degree or MFA in film production or a related discipline and three years of professional experience producing for film, television and/or media related field; OR a bachelor’s degree in film production or related discipline and six years of professional experience producing for film, television and/or media related field. International applicants must hold a terminal degree.
- Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching film and media.
- A record of creative work in film, television and/or media.
- Willingness to design hands-on teaching experiences, assignments, and projects that allow students to apply creative producing principles.
- Ability to update curricula to reflect industry standards.
- A commitment to story, artistry and director’s vision across multiple genres, platforms and formats.
- Strong connections to filmmaking organizations, community and/or industry.
- Networking skills to benefit students through guest speakers, internships, and industry partnerships.
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.
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. 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.
Instructions to Apply:
Please submit the following materials as separate items:
- A resume or C.V.
- A letter of Interest describing how the candidate meets the required qualifications and position description, including the principles of inclusive excellence consistent with the ASU Charter and the Mission of The Sidney Poitier New American Film School.
- A creative work statement of up to two-pages detailing how the candidate’s creative work/research, teaching, and/or service engages the ASU charter, including a teaching philosophy.
- List of 3 professional references with contact information.
All applications must be submitted electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/132089
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