Adjunct Filmmaking

Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Adjunct Filmmaking

About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, baccalaureate institution that offers professionally focused master's, bachelor's and associate's degree programs and professional certificates on campus, online and abroad. Champlain College was named the #1 "Most Innovative School" in the North in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2016 ranking and holds steady at #14 in the overall list of "Best Regional Colleges in the North."  It was listed in Princeton Review's 2015 editions of "The Best 376 Colleges" and "353 Green Colleges." Champlain is a national leader in educating students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals and global citizens.

The College is located in picturesque Burlington, Vermont, which is consistently ranked as one of the country's most livable small cities. Burlington was recently ranked #1 by A&E Television on a list of the 10 cities that "have it all." Burlington was also ranked as one of "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade" according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

We encourage interested candidates to peruse our website for more information about our work and cultural environment.  Champlain College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition benefits and a professional working environment.

Job Description:
Course Descriptions:

Through a combination of classroom instruction and project-based work, students will learn and gain command of industry standard software and fluidly demonstrate picture editing, sound design, transitions, and professional workflow. Students will
view and analyze the work of master editors and apply these techniques to their individual projects. The class will be exposed to the editing process in experimental, documentary, and narrative feature and short pieces.

Production management:
Students will explore the role of assistant director and unit production manager through an in-depth study and practice of breaking down a feature script, budgeting, and creating a production schedule. Students will become adept with industry-standard production management software that is integral to film production. This course is designed for students who aspire to be film directors.

This course provides an introduction to screenwriting. In seminar and writing workshop style, students will read and discuss short and feature-length screenplays, including their own works-in-progress, as well as compare scripts to their final films. Students will learn basic structures of screenplays, character development, conflict, dialogue writing, industry standards for script formatting and ways to ignite their creative spark. Students will complete one short film script.

This course focuses on cinematic storytelling, and explores digital video cinematography techniques for both studio and field. Students will familiarize themselves with multiple digital video camera formats. Students will also use lighting equipment, determine set and lighting needs, block scenes, and become familiar with topics including film space, continuity, lenses, color, filters, and camera control. Over the course of the semester, students will collaborate to produce a number of short works in both field and studio environments.

CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE'S DIVISION OF COMMUNICATION AND CREATIVE MEDIA seeks to build our pool of part-time adjunct faculty to teach courses in Editing, Production Management, Screenwriting, and Cinematography in our Filmmaking program. Upload a resume and a cover letter outlining qualifications, teaching and professional experience, and teaching philosophy.

A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of industry experience in relevant areas are required. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred. An MFA or MA in filmmaking or related field is desirable. Resumes will be reviewed on an on-going basis and interviews conducted depending on our needs.

Additional Information:
Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.  

The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

Application Instructions:

  • Champlain College values, supports and encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives of students, faculty and staff.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Please submit the following documents

  1. Resume/CV and 
  2. A letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications.

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