Adjunct Instructor, Media Studies - Spring 2022

  • Job Reference: 425084499-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: University of San Francisco
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title:

Adjunct Instructor, Media Studies - Spring 2022

Job Summary:

The Film Studies Program in the Department of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco has an opening for an adjunct instructor in the Spring 2022 semester to teach one section of "Advanced Documentary Production" and one section of "Intro to Video Production."

Full Job Description:

Advanced Documentary Production

This production course will guide students through the basic stages of making a documentary culminating in a short digital documentary. It will cover research and development, proposal writing, production design, production strategies, ethical practices, post-production, and distribution. Students will be encouraged to explore the aesthetic possibilities and the social impact of documentary storytelling and the power of providing exposure to those people and issues not often heard in the media. Through lecture, film viewings, discussions, readings, and hands-on technical workshops, students will consider strategies of storytelling, and theories of visual language and cultural representation, while utilizing current digital technologies in creating their documentary works. In particular, alternative strategies will be explored to expand the language of documentary representation, and engagement particularly where race/ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality intersect. Consideration of audience and distribution will figure prominently in the pre-production stage. We will analyze the various distribution outlets available, such as film festivals, broadcast, and Internet.

The semester runs from January 24-May 12, 2022, with final class screenings held the weekend of May 13-15. A minimum of one office hour per week is required.

Intro to Video Production

Knowing how to craft a short film is an essential skill in today's media landscape. In Intro to Video Production, students learn to craft narrative and documentary films. We cover basic concepts of scriptwriting, directing, cinematography and editing. In this course, students develop the ability to articulate ideas through the use of images and sound in film/video, and develop an understanding of the language of film. Students learn how to operate basic production equipment including video cameras, lighting equipment, sound recording devices, and post-production editing software. Students are taught basic concepts of storytelling, and learn how to write, plan, direct, shoot and edit short form films, and understand the social impact of storytelling and the power of providing exposure to those not often heard in the media.

The semester runs from January 24-May 12, 2022, with final class screenings held the weekend of May 13-15. A minimum of one office hour per week is required.

Minimum qualifications: The successful candidate will hold an M.A. in film production or professional industry experience; have successfully taught a similar film production course; and have actively produced films over the past five years.

Adjunct faculty responsibilities: The faculty member will assume responsibility and accountability for facilitating student learning, evaluating student performance, and regularly assigning, critiquing, and providing frequent student feedback to enable success

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically in PDF format to Professor Inna Arzumanova, Department Chair, at :

* Cover letter detailing qualifications to teach these specific courses
* Curriculum vitae
* Official teaching evaluations from a documentary production course and an introductory video production course
* Names and contact information for at least two references. The Subject Line of your e-mail(s) should begin with "Video Production."

Applications must be received by October 20, 2021.

Full-Time/Part-Time:

Part time

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