Posting #: 19-085 Campus: De Anza College Close/Initial Review Date:
Description: Initial Review Date: 04/17/2020*
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Film/TV Screenwriting, De Anza College.
Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:
The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.
De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
Communication and expression
Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:
Assume the primary teaching role and faculty leadership in development of the screenwriting program within the Film/Television Department.
Teach introductory, intermediate and advanced sections of writing courses for film, television and digital media.
Revise and develop the screenwriting degree, certificates, and curriculum including specialized areas such as script analysis, the business of screenwriting, and writing for television, web series, games, and emerging media.
Ability to teach additional courses in film/television preproduction, production, or postproduction, or media studies.
Demonstrate and maintain professional screenwriting activity.
Maintain the script library.
Organize the annual student screenwriting competition.
Oversee the screenwriting lab.
Assist students in achieving transfer and vocational goals.
Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
Master's degree in radio, television, film, mass communication or communication, journalism OR Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in drama/theater arts, communication, speech communication, business, telecommunications or English OR the equivalent.
Advanced degree in film or television with screenwriting emphasis.
Professional experience in screenwriting.
Expertise in film/television preproduction, production, or postproduction, or media studies.
Experience teaching film/television courses at the community college, college or university level.
Experience in developing film/television curriculum.
Experience in coordinating screenwriting conferences, workshops and/or presentations by visiting media artists.
In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate:
The ability to organize and communicate course content for a range of entry-level to post-graduate students.
The ability to design and apply varied teaching strategies to successfully engage, inspire and retain screenwriting students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
The ability to work in a collegial manner with other faculty and staff.
Vision regarding the mission and educational philosophy of the community college and its pursuit of innovation and excellence.
Indoor, office environment.
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Vision sufficient to read various materials.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.
A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html
HIRING RANGE: $60,490.00 - $99,345.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.
Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year
STARTING DATE: Fall 2020
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.
The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact:
This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.