Adjunct Faculty: Film and New Media

  • Part-time
  • Type of employment: Casual / on-call
  • FLSA Status: Exempt (salaried/teaching/stipend)
  • Job Classification: Adjunct Faculty
  • Department: Communication Studies, Film and New Media

Company Description

Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.

Augsburg's Statement of Commitment on Equity

We believe that education is the key to healthy, meaningful and productive lives for individuals, as well as to the vibrancy of our democracy. Augsburg University is dedicated to achieving an educational experience free from the barriers of poverty, racism, and discrimination so that students can fully realize their unique gifts. Recognizing that higher education's democratic promise is compromised by systemic and systematic barriers to college access and completion, Augsburg is called to stand for equity in everything we do to fulfill our academic mission, serve our students and engage our fellow citizens.

The Department of Communication Studies, Film, and New Media includes 6 full-time faculty members.  The department is located in the Foss Lobeck Miles Center. We have two studios, an ADR booth, screening room, 16mm edit lab, computer lab, and  a variety of media equipment to support or programs.  Classes throughout the department incorporate active learning and student activities or projects. Faculty get to know students well with normally no more than 25 students per class, with 16 being the maximum in production-based courses.  Students from majors across campus take introductory film courses as part of their major or to fulfill the university's general education requirements. Our courses are designed to engage a diverse student audience through meaningful examples and applications, make use of modern technology, and provide ample support for student success.

Job Description

The Augsburg University Communication Studies, Film, and New Media Department invites applications for present and future adjunct positions teaching 1-2 classes a semester in one or more of the following content areas: film foundations, film production, editing with Adobe, cinematography, film sound, studio production, new media, animation, documentary, electronic literature, web design, and/or game design.

Augsburg's Communication Studies, Film, and New Media department is distinctive as an active, liberal arts program in the middle of a vibrant, urban arts and media community. We offer programs in film production, film studies, new media, promotional communication, web design, and game design. 

The successful candidate will possess both a high level of intercultural competency and a commitment to inclusive practice and authentic representation. We value collaborations with media professionals, as they provide resources and opportunities for student learning and professional development. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these abilities and experiences.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Teaching undergraduate major courses and lower division, non-major courses.
  • Using the learning management system (Moodle) for grading and supplemental course content.
  • Responding to student inquiries and holding regular office hours to interact with students.  

Course syllabus with learning outcomes, textbook and shared office space are provided.



  • Bachelors degree and significant professional experience; or Ph D or MFA in Film, New Media or related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant professional experience required.  Professional activity may be corporate, artistic and/or scholarly.


  • Ph D or MFA in Film, New Media or related field.
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Additional Information

For full consideration, candidates must submit all of the following information at the time of application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita or Resume
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies accepted for initial application; official transcripts will be required for hire). 

Your cover letter should

  • Highlight your experience or interest in teaching at the university level
  • Identify your general availability during the day and/or evenings; and
  • Indicate whether you are interested in in-person or synchronous online teaching (or either).

Professional references will be requested at a later date. 

Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitments to our urban context and the world beyond it are enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. 

As part of Augsburg University's commitment to intentional diversity, 50% of our current student body identifies as Black, Indigenous, and persons of color. The emerging interdisciplinary Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies builds on this foundation to further diversify our academic curriculum and co-curricular programs. We do this work out of historical and contemporary obligations rooted in our ethical and intellectual commitments to prepare our diverse student body for a cosmopolitan world.

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.  Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Augsburg University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. 

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete our application process, please contact our Human Resources Department at phone number: 612-330-1058 or email: [email protected]

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