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Senior Lecturer - Directing

Location:Johannesburg, Auckland Park
Education level:Honours
Job level:Mid/Senior

AFDA is inviting applications for the position of a senior lecturer in directing

AFDA is looking for a committed and dedicated Snr. lecturer with industry experience in fictional and factual directing to lecture and provide support to 2nd-year and 3rd-year undergraduate students. The position requires someone with drive and initiative who is able to motivate students and guide them into the world of Producing for the screen. 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 a distinctive African voice to their productions. In this way we hope to be able to contribute to nation building and build the foundations for a sustainable local film and TV industry.

Roles and responsibilities

A senior lecturer: directing is expected to:
  • Acquire and maintain an up-to-date understanding of the BA/BCom/BCW programme by completing the AFDA onboarding process and attending all staff training sessions
  • Lecture 2nd and 3rd year directing students.
  • Experience specifically in factual, television directing is preferred.
  • Provide support to other lecturers in the department.
  • Complete the timeous delivery of administrative deliverables of the discipline.
  • Conduct research and interface with other disciplines to continue delivering up-to-date content and lesson plans.
  • Implement and review the above with the purpose of improvement.
  • Liasing with industry as appropriate.
  • Have an advanced acquired understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of their discipline.
  • Have a thorough understanding of their discipline curriculum.
  • Deliver lectures according to timetabled sessions and do the required consultations.
  • Be knowledgeable in all contact and online pedagogical approaches as they apply to their discipline and practice them appropriately according to the designated requirements.
  • Have a thorough understanding of all assessment instruments and use them appropriately for all learning activities.
Manage their discipline students by ensuring that:
  • Students understand the term’s assignments, assessments and associated assessment instruments and deadlines
  • Students stay on track with the term’s deliverables through regular follow ups where required
  • All facilities and equipment for the term’s teaching and the term’s project are available, functional and maintained
  • The term’s resources are adequately planned for
  • All assignments, formative and summative, are marked and all marks are submitted timeously to the Registry for moderation and report generation.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement practices
  • Participate in working with counter-parts to ensure parity across all campuses on term outcomes and assessments.
  • Participate in all required marketing activities such as Open Days and consultations with prospective students where required

Key competencies
  • Willingness to adapt to AFDA's curriculum, syllabus, schematics and methodologies and pedagogy
  • Willingness to adhere and embody AFDA values
  • Ability to work co-operatively with other teaching staff
  • Excellent time and deadline management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Physically and emotionally well adaptable to change
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, Teams and Zoom
  • Inter-personal skills
  • Ability to research independently
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Ability to manage inventory of facilities and equipment
  • The capacity to research and adapt to new developments in technology
Personal Attributes [role associated]
  • Highly developed organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Assertive
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Integrity, cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Focused
  • Professional
  • Responsible
  • Internally motivated and independant
  • Loyalty and a high level of confidentiality
  • Maturity to handle a range of situations
  • Honest and trustworthy – committed to high integrity of excellence
  • Initiative
  • A meticulous and thorough nature
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Willingness to support student development
Selection Criteria:

• Experience in teriary educational sector/academy with at least 3 years industry experience in Film/Television Directing in Fictional and Factual productions.
• Minimum required Qualifications: BA Honors in Film, Motion Picture or a related
• Established work experience in tertiary education or training and development (not pre- requisite but would be beneficial)
• AFDA employs candidates in line with the Employment Equity Act and as such preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from designated groups.

Company Description

AFDA (The School of the Creative Economy) is the leading school of its kind in South Africa, offering higher certificates, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Motion Picture Medium, Live Performance, Business Innovation and Technology. AFDA is 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.

Posted on 28 Feb 12:35, Closing date 28 Apr

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