Faculty, Part-time - Digital Media Program

Lowell, MA
Apr 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Faculty, Part-time - Digital Media Program

College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

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Position Status:
Job Opening

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:
The Digital Media Program at the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is searching for a part-time Adjunct Instructor to teach a course in screenwriting. The position requires proficiency and experience to fulfill this role for undergraduate level courses in film and TV.
Digital Media is a dynamic, growing minor program located within the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the theory and practice of media as it is being produced on the ground today. Students in the Digital Media Program are engaged in a structured, hands-on program that also relies on a well-established theoretical background. Students are exposed to a wide variety of media platforms spanning from online multimedia production to TV and film making.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
The Faculty Member will:
-Report and maintain communication at all times with Program Director regarding all academic & teaching related matters
-Teach screenwriting courses for fiction and nonfiction as assigned
-Stay current with industry practices and techniques
-Design and deliver class instruction through the development of instructional plans that meet course learning objectives
-Deliver learning-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement
-Promote student success by showing flexibility in style as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and engaging students in the learning process
-Manage the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing UMass Lowell's academic and attendance policies

UMass Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in these areas.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Earned MA/MFA degree in Screenwriting/Media Field (Must have degree at the time of application)
-Two years of teaching experience at the college level
-Portfolio of creative work
-Broad knowledge of screenwriting, film, TV and general media related issues
-Strong understanding of current technology, tools and equipment available for this discipline
-Solid knowledge of related software

Other Considerations:
Preferred Qualifications:
-Industry/practical experience in the field.
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Acknowledgment within the field with creative work, awards or other recognition

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Teaching Evaluations
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:
Writing Sample
Sample of Scholarly Work/Publication

Special Instructions to Applicants:
**This will continue to be an ongoing posting to develop a pool of applicants for openings as they arise. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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