Part-Time Instructor, School of Film

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JOB TITLE: Part-Time Instructor
DEPARTMENT:  School of Film
REPORTS TO: Dean, School of Film

Summary: The School of Film at University of the Arts located in Philadelphia, PA is establishing a pool of applicants for part time/adjunct positions. This pool of applicants would be drawn upon to provide special teaching expertise in the areas of screenwriting, narrative and documentary film production, post production, cinematography, film and TV studies, animation, and game art.  Classes may be taught in-person, hybrid, or remote. 

Part time faculty are expected to be positive thought leaders and demonstrate a desire to work collaboratively with a diverse student population. The University is particularly interested in reviewing applications from candidates with demonstrated investment in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, and whose identities and/or professional work intersect with or address historically marginalized communities.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary. 


  • Advanced degree in their related field and/or significant professional experience
  • Active and established screenwriters, filmmakers, animators, scholars, and theorists who have substantial experience

About the School of Film: 

The School of Film provides an interrelated curriculum that combines intensive practical experience with a broad understanding of its programs within historical, theoretical, aesthetic, and cultural contexts. While emphasizing independent creative work that expresses personal vision, we also value collaboration, and our students typically work with majors from disciplines across the University, including music composition, acting, dance, design, photography, and crafts.

The faculty is committed to encouraging students to widen their perspectives, to become flexible and innovative learners, to discover and nurture their unique voices, and to master at least one of the complex art forms that we teach. We ensure that our graduates leave the University with a sophisticated knowledge of their chosen medium and a more profound sense of themselves as artists. With study abroad and internship opportunities, courses in professional practices, and visits from industry experts and independent artists, we prepare our students to successfully enter exciting, yet demanding fields.

About The University: 
University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. Established in 1876, UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for more than 141 years.  After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. It now features 30 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity. UArts is also home to innovative centers across disciplines, including the Center for Immersive Media, Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia Art Alliance and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Learn more about UArts.

TO APPLY: Interested, qualified applicants should submit letters of application and resumes to the Human Resources Department via email to Please ensure job title is in the Subject line. 

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