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Part-Time Faculty-Contemporary Film & Filmmakers (LA CAMPUS)

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073543
Job Title Part-Time Faculty-Contemporary Film & Filmmakers (LA CAMPUS)
Location Los Angeles Campus
Pay Range $1300 per credit minimum
FLSA Status Exempt

Spring 2018 Semester-LA

Class meets on Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00pm at the SULA Center in Sherman Oaks, CA beginning on January 18, 2018 and ending April 26, 2018. There will be no class on March 15 for Spring Break.

Job Type Part-time
Rank PTI/Adjunct
Campus Los Angeles, CA
Unionized Position Code UA
Job Description

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University is seeking an individual to teach TRF 530 Contemporary Film & Filmmakers on Thursdays from 6:00-9:00pm in the Spring 2018 semester at the LA Center (3 credits).

Description: This course will critically study the art, aesthetics and construction of contemporary theatrical films. The class can focus on different themes, genres, directors, editors, writers, actors, etc. depending on the expertise of the instructor.


The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of contemporary films and filmmakers and can demonstrate an ability to prepare and execute a syllabus for a 14 week course. Experience teaching on a University level is a plus but not necessarily required.

Job Specific Qualifications

It is understood that teaching assignments may include the following:

-Developing a syllabus.

-Ordering in advance books and materials for students in the class to purchase on or before the first day of classes.

-Preparing for classes.

-Holding office hours each week to meet with students in the class and others.

-Grading student assignments and examinations for the course in a timely manner and turning in mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University Rules.

-Providing departmentally sanctioned forms for completed student evaluations.

-Building a positive rapport with students and other faculty

Physical Requirements

Ability to instruct the class in the assigned classroom on the days it is designated to meet.

Ability to hold office hours on campus.

Ability to grade all assignments and examinations.


Ability to operate standard classroom instructional technology, which may include computer, projector, document camera, etc.

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 10/31/2017
Application Deadline 11/24/2017
Open Until Filled No
Priority Consideration
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference List
  2. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you a current SU employee?
    • Yes
    • No