Position title: Lecturer positions in the School of Cinema
Position Summary:  Individuals who wish to be considered for Adjunct Lecturer appointments that occasionally become available in the School of Cinema may fill out the application below.  Please upload a current CV and include a brief letter outlining your teaching experience, interests, and competencies.    Your application will remain active for one calendar year, after which time you should reapply to maintain eligibility.  You will be contacted if a position opens up for which you are being considered.

These positions will be in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University. SF State is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. The School of Cinema is rated among the top twenty film schools; it has a long tradition of filmmaking and innovative scholarship in the field.

The School of Cinema at SF State is accepting applications for projected lecturer opportunities. To be considered for these positions,  please fill out the application at Submittable.com and upload a one-page cover letter outlining your teaching interests,  along with a current CV. If you have recently sent us these materials,  you do not need to re-send, but please get in touch to confirm your interest in being considered. Applications are received on an ongoing basis and will be considered for emerging opportunities.

The positions that are available, pending funding and final approval  from the college dean, include (but not necessarily limited to):

  • Projects in Film Editing
  • 16mm Cinematography
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Fundamentals of Screenwriting
  • Advanced Lighting Techniques
  • Writing About Cinema
  • Exploration in Cinema as an Online Medium
  • Immersive Storytelling through Virtual Reality

The SFSU School of Cinema has set up the online form to apply for positions as Lecturer Faculty. The application asks for a fair amount of information about your background, skills, availability, and preferences as well as a list of 2 references.

Below is a list of undergraduate courses that will likely require  Lecturer Faculty. Due to student demand for face-to-face (F2F)  production classes, these will likely be F2F. Please note that this list is tentative and is subject to change. Moreover, the schedule often undergoes some revisions, so please be aware that some flexibility on your part will likely be necessary.


Please email with any questions.

SFSU Lecturer Advisory Hiring Committee: Professors Steve Choe, Weimin Zhang, Johnny Symons, and the School of Cinema Operations Manager Nalini Libby.

SFSU Cinema Department