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Faculty Associate Position

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for Faculty Associate positions. Faculty Associates are part-time faculty who teach one or more courses per semester on a contractual basis. At the current time, we anticipate hiring new Faculty Associates to teach the following in-person courses:

  • DCE 100 Introduction to Dance
  • DCE 110 Argentine Tango I
  • DCE 111 Raqs Sharqi I
  • DCE 112 Capoeria I
  • DCE 115 Yoga I
  • DCE 116 T'ai Chi Chuan I
  • DCE 117 Feldenkrais I
  • DCE 118 Yoga/Pilates
  • DCE 122 Jazz I
  • DCE 123 Hip Hop I
  • DCE 125 Latin/Salsa I
  • DCE 126 Country-Western
  • DCE 133 Urban Movement Practices I
  • DCE 135 Contemporary Ballet I
  • DCE 201 Dance Culture & Global Contexts
  • DCE 210 Argentine Tango II
  • DCE 211 Raqs Sharqi II
  • DCE 216 T'ai Chi Chuan II
  • DCE 220 Modern Dance II
  • DCE 223 Hip Hop II
  • DCE 225 Latin/Salsa II
  • DCE 231 Second Year Movement Practices II
  • DCE 234 Postmodern Contemporary II
  • DCE 235/335/535 Contemporary Ballet II, III, IV
  • DCE 261 2nd Year Creative Practices II
  • DCE 294 Special Topics
  • DCE 294 Special Topics-Introduction to Urban Stylized Lettering – Graffiti Futurism.
  • DCE 324 Latin/Swing/Ballroom III
  • DCE 350 Classroom Learning Through MVT
  • DCE 354: Creative Approach Teaching Dance I
  • DCE 494 Special Topics
  • DCE 598 Special Topics
  • FMP 220 Film & Media Post-Production
  • FMP 225 Intro to VFX
  • FMP 255 Media Authorship
  • FMP 280 Intro to Film/Media Production
  • FMP 294 Special Topics: Sound Design Film
  • FMP 300 Focus on Film
  • FMP 394: Non Linear Editing for Film and Media
  • FMP 405 Film & TV: Pioneers, Practices: Hitchcock
  • FMP 405 Film & TV: Pioneers, Practices: War On Film
  • FMP 494 Advanced Sound Design Film and Media
  • THE 320 History of Theatre I
  • THE 405 Science Fiction
  • THE 421 Shakespeare: Stage and Film
  • THP 394 – Topic: Singing for the Actor
  • THP 494: The Atlas of Creative Tools
  • THE 520 Theatre History and Literature
  • THF 101 Acting Introduction
  • THF 126 SoFDT First Year Seminar
  • THF 215 Design and Composition
  • THF 220 Principles of Dramatic Analysis
  • THP 102 Acting I: Fundamentals  
  • THP 377 Acting: Voice and Speech
  • THP 387 Acting: TV and Film, THP 457 Digital Portfolio
  • THP 394 Special Topic: Singing for the Actor
  • THP 494: The Atlas of Creative Tools
  • THP 557 Digital Portfolio
  • THP 598 Arts Marketing
  • HDA/DCE/THP 494 Animating Research


Required Minimum Qualifications 

  • For all classes, demonstrated knowledge of theatre, dance or film methodologies and practices
  • For all classes, evidence of teaching effectiveness at the baccalaureate or graduate (if applicable) level
  • For all dance courses, at least 5 years’ experience in the form
  • For all film courses, at least 5 years’ professional experience
  • DCE 100: MFA in Dance
  • THP 387: extensive professional acting experience and training
  • THP 494: BA or BFA in related field and five years of experience
  • THF 215: extensive grounding in design elements and experience with film or theatre design
  • FMP 220 Must be an Avid Certified editor and the ideal candidate has teaching experience at a post-secondary institution
  • FMP 225 requires an expert knowledge in film production and post-production, including Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer and Adobe After Effects.
  • FMP 394 Proficient in Adobe Premiere and Adobe Creative Suite and the ideal candidate is an Avid Certified Editor with teaching experience at a post-secondary institution
  • FMP 294 and 300: extensive knowledge of narrative pre-production, production and post-production methods and expertise in Final Cut X and/or Adobe Premiere
  • DCE 494/598: Feldenkrais Certification, ability to collaborate with diverse disciplines
  • THE 320/520: Demonstrated experience in teaching theatre history, as part of a minimum of 3 years’ teaching experience in some aspect of theatre studies at collegiate level

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional experience in the specific art discipline
  • Knowledge of local and regional disciplinary ecosystem

Application Deadline

The first applicant review will be July 15, 2017 and every week thereafter until June 30, 2018. Hires will be made as needed for academic periods. Faculty Associate announcement of vacancies are posted annually (07/01/17 – 6/30/18). Applicants who are not hired within the current fiscal year are welcome to re-apply as the new fiscal year announcements of vacancies are posted. Applications do not roll forward from the previous annual pool recruitment.


Instructions to Apply

All Applications should be submitted electronically to: fdtjobs@asu.edu

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for three (3) references.

In the subject of the e-mail, please indicate which course(s) you would like to be a Faculty Associate for.  Example:  Subject: Faculty Associate DCE 101

For more information on the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, please visit filmdancetheatre.asu.edu.

General Information

One semester contract for part-time, non-benefits eligible position. Number of courses contingent upon unit needs, funding, and sufficient enrollment. Salary contingent upon qualifications and assigned teaching load.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. See ASU’s Title IX policy at  https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.