General Summary 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 -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 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
UMass Lowell is a public university committed to preparing our students for work in the real world? solving real problems and helping real people? by providing an affordable high-quality education.Whether you?re pursuing a career path or still searching for one, UMass Lowell is the ideal place to discover and achieve your purpose. Our campus is bursting with energy? enrollment is up, new academic ...programs are being launched, and new facilities are being acquired and are under construction. Most importantly, our students are more successful than ever thanks to highly accredited programs, our focus on experiential ?hands-on? learning, and personal attention from our accomplished and committed faculty and staff.