Digital Production for New Media instructor

The Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, the Jesuit university of New York, is seeking adjunct instructors in digital production for the Fall term 2018 its Manhattan and Bronx campuses.  

The instructor would teach DTEM 2421 Digital Design for New Media in the Fall of 2018. We currently have one position available at our Manhattan campus on Tuesday afternoons 2:30-5:15 pm and one at our Bronx campus on Wednesday afternoons 3-5:45 pm. One person could potentially teach both sections. This is a maternity replacement for one semester only, however there may well be additional opportunities to continue teaching after Fall 2018.

The course focuses on analysis and practice of visual design concepts as they apply to a wide range of digital software programs. The course generally covers photo editing, audio editing, video editing, desktop publishing, and basic website design. Classes are structured around individual production assignments with a focus on project management, composition and layout. We use the Adobe Suite of software for this course.  This course typically covers Flash, InDesign, Photoshop, video editing, and audio editing.

The instructor of this course should have academic or professional experience in digital design as well as previous experience teaching hands-on digital technology at the college level.  Masters degree preferred, although a BA with considerable professional experience will be considered.

Our Fall term classes start just before Labor Day and go through the first week of December.  Pay for adjunct instructors last year was $4,200 per course, and we expect the pay will increase for 2018-19.  The exact salary is subject to union negotiations going on at Fordham, and will be announced by the university soon.

Please send CVs and a brief statement of interest to Dr. Beth Knobel, Associate Undergraduate Chair, Fordham University Bronx Campus, at knobel@fordham.edu. Please indicate if you are interested in the Bronx job, Manhattan job, or both.

Fordham is an independent, Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer. Moreover, Fordham believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

Fordham’s Bronx campus, Rose Hill, can be reached by subway, bus, “Ram Van” from the Manhattan campus near Lincoln Center, and MetroNorth.  Parking is available on-campus for a small fee. The Manhattan campus is located at Columbus Avenue and West 60th Street.