Clinical Assistant Professor, Producing (Tempe/Mesa) - The Sidney Poitier New American Film School

The New American Film School

Job description:

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

Primary responsibilities for our new colleague will be teaching hands-on production-based courses and student mentoring for a wide variety of student projects/productions for the screen. The successful candidate will teach and mentor students in hands-on production planning, crewing, casting, locations, schedules and budgets. Teaching may include in-person, hybrid, and online formats. The successful candidate will maintain their own creative or research activity, and will participate in service to the school, the Herberger Institute, the university, and the community.

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:

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion via personal film/media projects, teaching, community/volunteer work or related activity
  • A master’s degree in film or a related discipline and three years of professional experience with hands-on producingfor film, television and/or media related field; or a bachelor’s degree in film or related discipline and five years of professional experience with hands-on producingfor film, television and/or media related field; or eight years of professional experience with hands-on producingfor film, television and/or media related field. International applicants must hold a master’s degree.
  • Three years of experience teaching college-level courses, workshops and/or seminars in filmmaking or related field.

Desired qualifications:

  • Relevant professional/industry work experience in a variety of media 
  • Active engagement with industry and professional organizations as well as connections to community organizations
  • Experience with production-based software
  • Broad knowledge of the history of producing and its application in every phase of production
  • Evidence of successful student mentorship 
  • Recognized professional/artistic excellence in the field of producing 

Application deadline:

The application deadline is January 29, 2023. 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: 

  • A C.V. 
  • A letter of Interest 
  • A diversity statement of up to two-pages detailing the candidate’s approach to and evidence of diversity, equity and inclusion through creative work/research, teaching, and/or service
  • List of 3 professional references with contact information  
  • Links to 5 varied creative projects that the candidate has overseen as producer, with specific credit listed.
  • A one-page teaching philosophy statement

All applications must be submitted electronically via

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