NYU Washington, DC, is seeking a local, part-time lecturer to teach an undergraduate course, Expressive Culture: Film (description below) at the academic center in Washington, DC in Fall 2019.
The course will meet once per week for 4 hours, this format allows for film screening during the class session. The semester runs for 14 instructional weeks and includes a 15th session during "finals week" for the final exam. You may refer to the NYU Washington DC Academic Calendar for additional details. Class sessions are scheduled in the morning, afternoon, or evening on each weekday except Fridays. Class sizes are small (usually 10–20 students).
The instructor role includes all preparation, delivery, and grading. Using Washington, DC as a learning tool (e.g., a guest speaker, an excursion) is an expectation for the course. Some administrative assistance is available to support the preparation of course materials. Courses are to be intellectually challenging in content, and rigorous student assessment is required.
Course Description: Expressive Culture: Film (CORE-UA 9750) Film and American Politics: Introduces students to the formal study of film while exploring the changing popular vision of American politics that is seen in films about Washington, D.C. From the populism of the Depression era films of Frank Capra to post-WWII paranoia, the cynical films of the post-Watergate era and more recent depictions of media-constructed realities, we explore the ways film reflects and shapes our understanding of contemporary and historical American political culture. At the same time, students learn how filmmakers create meaning through the building blocks of editing and cinematography and the manipulation of audience expectations of genres, stars, and “Hollywood endings.”
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All part-time instructions are expected to have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in the area of their teaching. Qualified applicants will ideally have 2-3 years of experience teaching at the university level. In some instances, significant professional expertise and experience in a relevant field may be suitable. The salary will be based on equivalent and appropriate part-time faculty rates for the course and location.
Applications must include a cover letter, an updated CV, copy of highest degree awarded, and recent student evaluations. In the cover letter, please highlight any relevant experience you have in teaching. Finalists will be asked to provide letters of recommendation.
Consideration for applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed jointly by NYU Washington, DC and NYU New York. The salary will be based on equivalent and appropriate rates for the course. Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.
Please direct any questions to Fatemeh Hosseini, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at NYU Washington, DC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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