Clinical Assistant Professor, Postproduction – The Sidney Poitier New American Film School

The New American Film School

Job description:

Clinical Assistant Professor, Postproduction – The Sidney Poitier New American Film School

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

The Sidney Poitier New American Film School at Arizona State University seeks a Clinical Assistant Professor of Postproduction. This is a full-time, fixed-term faculty position and will be appointed across two of ASU’s locations, ASU Tempe Campus and the Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) Center, where teaching will occur. The start date for this position is Spring 2023.

Primary responsibility for our new faculty colleague will be teaching beginning to advanced postproduction courses and related contemporary postproduction filmmaking practices that teach students how to work across multiple NLE software platforms including: Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Suite. The successful candidate will supervise and mentor student projects across the School; maintain an active professional creative profile; contribute appropriate service and participate in faculty governance. 

About ASU:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, increasing the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit


Required qualifications:

  • MA or MFA in film/media (or related fields) with three years minimum of professional credits as an editor; OR a BA in film/media (or related fields) along with a minimum of five years of professional credits as an editor. International candidates are required to have a terminal degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment via professional work to the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion in film/media professions and to expanding access for first generation students/artists.
  • Active productivity and recognized professional/artistic excellence, evidenced by public presentation or distribution of narrative films, documentaries, commercials, or other media.
  • Record of industry standard postproduction expertise across multiple NLE platforms including Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, and/or Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching film/media postproduction and fostering collaboration and creative problem-solving.

Desired qualifications:

Demonstrated success in one or more of the following areas:

  • Avid Media Composer and/or Avid Pro Tools certification; color grading, outputting and finishing.
  • Experience teaching film/media production with a focus on all aspects of industry standards and emerging film/media production technologies and distribution platforms in a college/university setting.
  • Record of active engagement with industry and professional organizations, and/or experience working with/for successful industry partners (regionally, nationally, and/or internationally).
  • Ability to teach learners with diverse levels of knowledge, a range of needs, and multiple levels of access.
  • Broad knowledge of film/media history and appreciation for the cultural value and social impact of film, television and new media.

Application deadline:

The application deadline is December 30, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

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 receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See and

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Instruction to apply:

Please submit the following materials as separate items:

  1. a letter of interest,
  2. a one-page teaching philosophy,
  3. up to two-pages on approach to, and evidence of, diversity, equity and inclusion through creative work/research, teaching, and/or service;
  4. links to a portfolio of up to three representative works; for longer works, provide the in and out-points for an excerpt no longer than twenty-minutes and a brief statement to contextualize the excerpt,
  5. a curriculum vitae with contact information of three references.

All applications must be submitted electronically via

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