Adjunct Instructor in Electronic Media Studio: The Moving Image



Job description

Pittsburgh, PA

The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University seeks an adjunct instructor to teach “Electronic Media Studio: The Moving Image”, a practical and theoretical introduction to the production, realization, presentation, analysis and critique of contemporary moving image media. In this course students develop the skills and confidence to produce and present moving image works, discuss their works in relation to historical and current practices of moving image art, and engage media technologies critically.

Educators for this course will be expected to provide instruction in non-linear video editing (Adobe Premiere), animation and visual effects compositing (Adobe After Effects), and basic audio production (Adobe Audition or Apple Logic Pro X).

An adjunct instructor is responsible for the creation and delivery of material for foundation or advanced undergraduate courses the content of which must be approved in accordance with University and department policies and procedures. An adjunct instructor is responsible for delivering course content, instructing students, supervising teaching assistants, evaluating student work and entering grades into online systems, and performing related duties as assigned.


A Master of Fine Arts or equivalent and experience in the field is preferred. The instructor must have experience critiquing work across various modes of creative practice, as well as strong organizational skills, knowledge of critical theory, and an active studio practice.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth of our program.

About The School of Art:
The School of Art is one of five schools within the College of Fine Arts, which also includes the Schools of Architecture, Design, Drama and Music. Benchmarks of the School include collaborative relationships with innovative learning environments such as the Center for Arts in Society, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and IDeATE; and a unique curriculum that includes contextual practice, critical theory, and technology alongside programs in electronic and time based media, painting, drawing, and sculpture. The School of Art is ranked as number six in the US and is currently number one in Time based and New Media by US News and World Reports.

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Carnegie Mellon University and The School of Art value equality of opportunity, mutual respect and believe that a diverse campus community is essential to enriching intellectual exchanges and enhancing cultural understanding. As such, CMU does not discriminate against any Faculty or Staff, or any applicant for employment, on the basis of disability, protected veteran status, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Carnegie Mellon University is a global research university with more than 11,000 students, 86,500 alumni, and 4,000 faculty and staff. Recognized for its world-class arts and technology programs, collaboration across disciplines and innovative leadership in education, CMU is consistently a top-ranked university.