FT Faculty - Digital Film & Video Production

Atlanta, GA

Summary:   Full-Time Faculty are responsible for providing creative, engaging and relevant classroom instruction in both on ground and hybrid platforms.  In addition to following all policies and procedures within the classroom in regards to expectations and deadlines, Full-Time faculty will handle additional responsibilities that enhance the student experience, drive creative outcomes and advance the goals of the institution. Ai Full Time faculty are considered campus based, which requires a commitment to a full-time schedule on campus. 

In order to meet the expectations of a Full-Time faculty member on campus, faculty will have a cohort of students they are responsible for and are required to be on campus five (5) days a week, for a total of 40 weekly hours and teach five (5) courses per quarter.  A weekly schedule could consist of day or evening classes, which would result in the Full Time Faculty confirming their actual time on campus each day for the quarter with the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Incumbent must assure that The Arts Institutes International, LLC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position. 

Key Job Elements:

  • Instruction
    • Manages class time effectively (students are active and involved for the entire class period, class meets on time and runs for the required time, instructor is prepared and has detailed lesson plan, etc.)
    • Meets student learning outcomes (SLOs) as outlined in the official institutional syllabus (outcomes and assessments are in line with SLOs, all SLOs are covered in a term, assignments clearly linked with SLOs, etc.)
    • Fosters a respectful, learner-centered environment (activities are designed to keep students engaged and account for multiple learning styles, instructor treats all students as equals and with respect, instructor encourages and cares about student success, etc.)
    • Tutoring and responding to student questions, as directed by Department Chair, Program Coordinator, or Dean of Academic Affairs.
    • Completion of course preparation completed within Brightspace a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of class.
    • Substitution, if available.
  • Student Interaction
    • Posted Office Hours
    • Submit timely Career Edge referrals (tickets).
    • Timely response to students’ communication.
    • Student advising/Registration activities, as outlined in the Faculty/Student Advising Model or requested by the Department Chair, Program Coordinator, or Dean of Academic Affairs.
  • Learning Management System
    • Utilizes LMS (BrightSpace) as required (posts updated syllabus with approved template, has modules for material and assignments, gradebook properly set up and maintained, etc.). Two-level requirements: system (virtual) and on-ground.
  • Administrative Responsibilities
    • Performs assigned institutional effectiveness assessment activities as requested by Department Chair, Program Coordinator, or Dean of Academic Affairs on a quarterly basis.
    • Participates or lead in assigned committees, as requested by the Department Chair or Dean of Academic Affairs.
  • New Course Development
    • Curriculum development as assigned by Department Chair (Dean’s approval), following the guidelines provided by the curriculum committee and Dean of Academic Affairs.
  • Assessment
    • Performs assigned institutional effectiveness assessment activities as requested by Department Chair, Program Coordinator, or Dean of Academic Affairs on a quarterly basis.
  • Training and Development
    1. Satisfies faculty development requirements submitted as part of the performance review process. Submits and tracks annual faculty development plan to Department Chair (or Program Coordinator), and satisfies required annual development hours – 12 for adjunct and 24 for full time, maintains relevant professional certifications and skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reports To:  Department Chair Dean of Academic Affairs

Interacts With:  Academic affairs department, other school/campus functional areas, curriculum task force and other committees, other faculty, and students

Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):


  • Master’s Degree in Digital Film with experience in Audio or Audio Degree with experience in Digital Film is STRONGLY preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Film or Audio Production required. 
  • Extensive industry experience required.
  • Minimum of two (4) years’ experience in instruction or formalized education process, preferably in a post-secondary or college institution.
  • Membership in a professional association tied to area of instruction preferred.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to build successful relationships with student populations.
  • Working knowledge of industry related software.
  • Outstanding conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated time management and detail-oriented skills
  • Computer based skills (i.e., software, analytical, and report writing skills)


  • Ability to teach upper and lower level courses across a wide range of design specialties. 
  • Ability to advocate for the Film / Audio professions while working with prospective students during enrollment activities.
  • Ability to work several Saturday Open House events per year on a rotating schedule.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines. Ability to develop a professional rapport with diverse school/campus constituents. Ability to develop and complete projects without continued direct supervision
  • Ability to learn from students participation, demonstrates fair and consistent behavior in all matters, and shows compassion without being ineffectual.
  • Ability to consider new technologies as they apply to both Digital Film and Audio.

Environment:   The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description. 

Notice: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. The Art Institutes International LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

JOB CODE: 1000051