Acting for Camera: Screenwriting Faculty

Adjunct Faculty New York, New York


The American Musical and Dramatic Academy is a post-secondary performing arts school with campuses in New York City and Los Angeles. Over the past 50 years, AMDA has continued to lead the education community with creative and innovative programs for emerging performing artists. AMDA's Degree Programs and AOS or Certificate Programs support, teach and guide artists focused in all areas of the performing arts including actors, singers, dancers, content creators, writers and producers. Today, AMDA remains at the cutting edge of performing arts higher education and is one of the premier performing arts institutions in the world.

AMDA is currently accepting resumes for part-time teaching positions for its new Acting for Camera Screenwriting Faculty Program at the New York City campus. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules
  • Creating and maintaining a student centered environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking
  • Evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and grades student work
  • Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics both online and in-person
  • Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas
    Fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member
  • Maintaining accurate academic records
  • LMS
  • Assessment
  • Consistent communication and accurate reporting
  • Contribution to school community
  • Upholding AMDA’s core values of equity and inclusion in the classroom and commitment to an environment of student safety and support

Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree (preferred) or Bachelor's degree (required) in a related field; commensurate performance/professional experience may be considered
  • Candidates should have relevant teaching experience in a higher education setting
  • Experience with Canvas LMS preferred
  • An appreciation for the traditions of a performing arts academic setting
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and facilitation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional service and providing a dynamic climate for life-long learning
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement instructional approaches with the effective use of technology
  • Ability to use effective strategies to engage students in their learning both in-person and online
  • Ability to appreciate alternative viewpoints; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Have a commitment and sensitivity to, as well as an understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles
Performance Credentials
  • AMDA differentiates itself from other performing arts colleges by having students learn from "working faculty." Applicants must have performance experience within the industry; preference will be given to instructors with recent / current performance credits
  • Experience with a variety of styles, and periods, is a plus.
Please Note: AMDA is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
AMDA is proud to be an EOE employer N/F/D/V.