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Writing Lecturer

Location:Johannesburg, Auckland Park

Afda (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) is the leading film school in South Africa, and a full member of CILECT, the association of the world's major film and television schools. The Afda values are passion, self discipline, integrity, reliability and humility.

Applications are invited for the position of:

Television writing lecturer. 

As the discipline lecturer for writing in the television department, Afda is looking for a committed and dedicated professional to lecture, assess and provide support to undergraduate students. The position requires someone with drive and initiative who is able to motivate students and guide them into the world of writing. The candidate needs to demonstrate a willingness to embrace Afda's unique pedagogy which is the basis of the interdisciplinary teaching at Afda. There is also a strong emphasis on cultural relevance within the teaching, and the need to help the students identify and develop their own distinctive voice for their productions. In this way, we hope to be able to contribute to nation building and build the foundations for a sustainable African film industry. 

Key areas of competency:
  • Lecturing 1st, 2nd and 3rd year degree students depending on qualification
  • Assessment of written and practical work across the Undergraduate school
  • Conducting student consultations and reflective meetings
  • Preparing content and lesson plans for each term
  • Assessment registration for a term’s assessments
  • Working with counterparts to ensure parity across all campuses on term outcomes
  • Attendance registers and class management administration
  • Mark Treatments and other assignments submitted once a term.
  • Take part in Final Pre-Prod, Final Review and VALA panels.
  • Keeping of academic records and statutory requirements.
  • Help at-risk students with academic development.
 Requirements and personal attributes:
  • Relevant Honor’s or Master’s degree in Film, television, live performance and/or media studies
  • At least three years’ experience in the film and entertainment industry
  • Experience in factual TV writing (shows, reality, documentaries)
  • Experience in fictional TV writing an advantage (daily dramas)
  • Computer literacy and administrative skills
  • Highly developed organisational and people management skills
  • A meticulous and thorough nature
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Loyalty and a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to implement the AFDA curriculum processes
  • Adherence and positive contribution to company culture
  • Honest and trustworthy – committed to high integrity of excellence
  • Culturally aware and sensitive
  • Flexible
  • Sound work ethics
  • Proactive
  • Focus, passion, self-discipline
Please send the following to
  • Three CV (no certificates)
  • Email and telephone contact details
  • Three contactable references
*Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Type: Full-time fixed-term contract

Campus location: Auckland Park, Johannesburg

Start date: January 2019

Salary: Negotiable on experience and appropriate qualification.

Posted on 03 Dec 15:37

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