Visiting Assistant Professor

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education and is committed to the success of our students and the university. This involves teaching effectiveness, professional development, research and scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and community service, student advising and involvement, and supervisory responsibilities as assigned.

Essential Functions:

The successful candidate should be able to teach fundamentals and advanced film production and at least two intermediate skills courses (e.g. Directing, Cinematography, Sound design, Post-production with Adobe Suites, and Producing). The ability to teach Film writing Animation and Documentary is a plus. Faculty duties include academic advising and service to the Department, College and the University in addition to continued professional work and/or research and scholarship.

The essential duties and responsibilities of a visiting faculty member are assigned by the academic Department Chair or equivalent administrator. They may include:

Teaching:

  • Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education. Committed to the success of our students and the university. Committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion.
  • Teach assigned courses in accordance with the course syllabi and a schedule of classes that may include day, evening, weekend, and distance classes offered at any approved instructional site.
  • Engage in development of new and creative instructional materials, including new courses and programs of studies.
  • Assist in keeping the curriculum of the program(s) current.
  • Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taught.
  • Advise students and ensure the successful completion of their degree program.
  • Post and hold office hours in a physical and electronic format (to include virtual office hours) as appropriate.
  • Assist with the departmental assessment efforts and plan.
  • Assist with student recruitment, particularly when low student enrollment is an issue in the program.
  • Direct culminating activities for graduate students.

Scholarly, creative, or research activities:

If assigned, a visiting faculty must demonstrate a commitment to their discipline through scholarly and creative activities (these activities may fall within Boyer’s four types of scholarship: (1) discovering knowledge, (2) integrating knowledge, (3) applying knowledge, and (4) scholarship of teaching).

  • Conduct research and/or produce scholarly or creative work in accord with the norms in their discipline.
  • Share that work through professionally recognized publication for the type of scholarship.
  • Present that work through professionally recognized forms in professionally recognized venues for the type of scholarship.

Service:

If expected, a visiting faculty member participates in activities relating to university programs, courses, governance, etc., or community activities which impact on, or are impacted by, the University and which contribute to the growth and development of students, the university and the community. Faculty must demonstrate a commitment to serving Boise State University, his/her profession, and the community.

  • Participate actively in professional organizations and perform professional functions such as serving on committees and in leadership roles; as chair, panelist, and discussant at conferences; on editorial boards; refereeing manuscripts and grant applications; and serving on panels for funding agencies.
  • Meet administrative deadlines set by the University for carrying out service responsibilities and submitting required employee materials.
  • Use technology as directed by the University to carry out service responsibilities and receive and submit employee information.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

In accordance with discipline and departmental standards and expectations:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc.) which enhance student interest and engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess student educational goals and to create graduation plans based on those goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage effective, friendly, and civil working relationships with staff, faculty, students, alumni, guests, and others at the university.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in film production or a related discipline or commensurate industry experience and a broad knowledge of the general Film production.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong professional background and experience in multiple areas of film production and/or post production.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of professionals media software and/or hardware.
  • The ability to teach animation, sound design, documentary or other specialty areas within the discipline.
  • Expertise with Mac post-production workflows, and Adobe Creative Suite.
Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:
  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Digital Portfolio or link to a portfolio website
  • Contact information for three references
About Boise State

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/

Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

 

 

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