English Comp Instructor (21375)

New York Film Academy
Los Angeles - Burbank, CA, 91505

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, English Literature & Composition, English As A Second Language
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Details

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Los Angeles - Burbank, CA

Remote Type: N/A

Position Type: Part Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Salary Range: Undisclosed

Travel Percentage: None

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Education

Description New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, California

New York Film Academy is committed to an inclusive work culture where people’s thoughts, ideas, concerns, and cultures are valued and respected. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and those sharing in our commitment to inclusivity.

NYFA is a vaccine-mandated campus. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.


The Liberal Arts & Sciences Department at the New York Film Academy, Los Angeles is hiring a part-time College English / English Composition Instructor for the Fall 2021-22 semester. We are looking for experienced applicants to teach academic reading and writing skills at the college level to a community of diverse students in the arts. The responsibilities of the College English / English Composition Instructor:

Teach basic skills in academic reading comprehension and text analysis, and academic writing

● Identifying main ideas and their supporting details, and organizing them in an outline

● Summarizing

● Paraphrasing

● Sound pre-writing and writing processes including:

  • Brainstorming
  • Organizing ideas
  • Supporting ideas
  • Integrating outside sources into essays using standard MLA formatting and citation conventions
  • Revising
  • Editing
● Undertake the professional responsibilities of a regular faculty member

● Keeping up-to-date online attendance records

● Learning and implementing NYFA policies for students

● Maintaining up-to-date student academic progress

● Actively participating in regular team meetings with other English Instructors


The following responsibilities are general duties that a particular employee in this position may or may not be required to perform. The day-to-day duties required of this position may vary.

  • Deliver instruction in accordance with the learning objectives set for the course, including practical skills, methods, theories and techniques.
  • Provide one-on-one consultations with students, if and when necessary – minimum 10 hours per week.
  • Develop and manage course syllabus materials and lesson plans.
  • Facilitate peer assessment and encourage discussion and constructive criticism in class.
  • Assess student work, including but not limited to, assigning projects, papers and exercises.
  • Submit attendance and grades promptly to the Registrar’s Office, and inform the appropriate administrative staff if students are not meeting academic standards and need academic support; if students are suspected of committing plagiarism; if incidents occur in class which cause an unsafe learning environment for students and faculty.
  • Adhere to institution-wide policies and procedures and follow the correct protocol with respect to reporting students conduct violations.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and/or departmental curricular meetings.
  • Serve as an advisor or Thesis Committee member.
  • Prepare and organize equipment for class. This can include, but is not limited to film and digital cameras, lights, and various stands (up to 35 lbs).
  • Participate in day-long production workshops on the backlot as a supervising instructor (no lifting).
  • Guide students through hands-on classes, handle the equipment, do minor lifting and shifting of gear for thesis films (up to 35 lbs).
  • Other duties as assigned.


▪ At minimum, a Master's degree in English, TESOL, or Linguistics

▪ At least three years of college-level academic ESL teaching experience

▪ Experience teaching in a multicultural environment with students of varying levels of academic interest and ability

▪ Outstanding oral and written communication skills

▪ Incorporation of technology to support learning objectives

▪ Experience with Google apps including the Drive and Google Classroom

▪ Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, cultural, economic, and gender backgrounds of the student body

▪ Flexible availability Faculty members provide instruction for students to develop practical skills & theoretical knowledge for their respective disciplines.

Additionally, faculty members may be called upon to serve on departmental committees, Thesis Committees, and as other departmental support. The New York Film Academy is looking for an instructor with a passion to teach and can provide exceptional instruction to our eager to learn students.

The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on the belief that a top-quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. The school opened at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Center in New York City and has expanded worldwide to include campuses in New York; Los Angeles; Miami; and Gold Coast, Australia.

The mission of the New York Film Academy is to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling. NYFA courses have been designed to increase students’ creativity and technical expertise through an intense regimen of hands-on and classroom instruction. The Academy’s goal is to enrich its students as visual storytellers by helping them realize their personal artistic visions. NYFA’s expectations center on the growth of each student as a creative individual. NYFA is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

New York Film Academy (“NYFA”) is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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