The Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program at Stanford University, is launching a search for a new, full-time Lecturer who would teach undergraduate courses, workshops, and help produce our radio show, State of the Human. Details about the position are below, but the basics are: an advanced academic degree, college-level teaching experience, and significant audio documentary production experience are required; start date is August 1, 2015; salary will be competitive.
If you're interested, please read the ad carefully and visit the link to the application page. More information about the Storytelling Project is at our website: storytelling.stanford.edu.
Jonah Willihnganz, MFA, PhD
Director, The Stanford Storytelling Project
LECTURER, STANFORD STORYTELLING PROJECT
Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)
Stanford University is seeking a full-time Lecturer for the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program within the Oral Communication Program in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The initial appointment will be August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2016, with the possibility of re-appointment.
The Stanford Storytelling Project (SSP) provides students opportunities to develop skills in the narrative arts through a range of courses and projects. SSP sponsors courses, grants, events, a weekly workshop, and an award-winning radio program featuring stories produced by students. SSP explores in particular the power of performed stories, live or recorded, from myth and memoir to research-based narratives. More information is at storytelling.stanford.edu.
The SSP Lecturer will offer instruction in oral, audio, and multimedia storytelling craft in a variety of settings across the university and will support the activities and initiatives of SSP. Major duties include developing and teaching courses, designing and delivering workshops, training SSP student staff, mentoring students, and collaborating with faculty to design storytelling course components.
Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in a field focused on narrative craft such as English, Creative Writing, or Documentary Studies. 3-5 years of experience teaching college-level courses in narrative craft, plus 2-3 years of experience mentoring others in creating stories for radio, podcast, or the web, and audio production. Qualified applicants must also have demonstrated knowledge of oral and audio storytelling forms, trends, and programs, understanding of up-to-date pedagogy in teaching narrative craft, and the organizational and leadership skills to help manage the production of the project’s radio show, State of the Human.
About Stanford University
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. For a more comprehensive job description and to apply, please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/27992.