English Faculty, AMDA College of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA

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AMDA College of the Performing Arts is one of the foremost performing arts colleges in the country with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City. The school offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts as well as two year conservatory programs.

AMDA is seeking qualified part-time/adjunct instructors to teach English. Teaching assignment(s) may include any of the curriculum approved courses within the discipline of English, such as college-level composition, creative writing, critical thinking and/or introduction to literature courses. The instructor is responsible for providing highly effective instruction through well-prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress, and support of the academic success for all students.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines, and class schedules;
  • Creating and maintaining an environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking;
  • Evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and assessing student work;
  • Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
  • Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas;
  • Fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/adjunct faculty member;
  • Maintaining accurate academic records;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Required Educational Credentials:

  • Applicants with a terminal degree in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition will be prioritized for review.
  • Applicants with extensive experience in higher education, plus a Master's degree in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition will also be considered.
  • Applicants with extensive experience in higher education, plus a Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND a Master's in linguistics, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalism are also eligible to apply.

Required Professional Expertise:

  • A minimum of three years of teaching English/Literature/Comparative Literature or Composition in a post-secondary setting.
  • Experience with or willingness to explore innovative teaching methodologies in addition to lecture mode.
  • Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable professional field.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success at in higher education institutions, including effective use of technology.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional service and providing a dynamic climate for life-long learning.
  • Successful candidates will be able to apply their discipline expertise in a manner/context that is relevant to emerging performing artists.

Diversity and Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates will have a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of our students, including disabilities that may affect students' learning styles.
  • AMDA is fully committed to diversity, inclusivity, and equity throughout the teaching and learning process. We encourage applications from individuals who have extensive experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Instructors who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

AMDA is proud to be an EOE employer N/F/D/V.

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