All materials should be submitted online by November 17, 2017.
Position title: Assistant Professor of Expanded Media Theory and
Practice in the School of Cinema
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State
University provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.
Position Summary: The position is in the School of Cinema at San
Francisco State University.
In line with the School of
Cinema’s commitment to the integration of theory and practice, this position
focuses on the convergence of scholarly and creative work in expanded
media. This position aims to enable
students to not only study these emerging media forms in critical and scholarly
terms, but also conceptualize and employ them in creative scholarly approaches
that themselves make use of expanded media.
The position includes a full-time faculty
workload per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State
University and the California Faculty Association. The workload primarily
includes teaching assigned undergraduate and graduate courses in
critically-oriented expanded cinema/media, and conducting an active ongoing
scholarship/research program into expanded media forms, techniques, and uses,
which advances knowledge related to cinematic and media arts.
The teaching assignments may include
cinema studies courses, expanded cinema/media courses (both critical and
creative), experimental media, critically-oriented web and app development, and
other courses related to cinematic and media arts.
The scholarship may address a range of
topics in the areas of critically-oriented expanded media forms, techniques,
Additional responsibilities include, but
are not limited to, productive participation on departmental, college, and
university-wide committees; mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate
students; holding regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement,
particularly with regard to student learning outcomes; and remaining current in
both subject area and teaching methodologies.
Coding knowledge or expertise in relation
to online, mobile, virtual, augmented, 3D and other forms of emerging media is
Essential Job Tasks: Prepare course materials such as syllabi,
lecture and discussion materials, readings and assignments, assessments, and
Prepare and deliver effective lectures to
undergraduate and graduate students on topics such as emerging and expanded
media, critical theory and cinema studies, and related areas.
Initiate, moderate, and facilitate
Evaluate and grade students' class work,
assignments, papers, etc. in a timely manner;
Compile, administer, and grade
examinations or other learning assessments;
Maintain student grades and other
required records or reporting materials;
Guide and supervise department
technicians in support of expanded cinema/media software, technology, and
Conduct research in one's field of
interest and present findings in peer-reviewed journals, books, or professional
conferences and/or gallery or museum exhibitions/installations, and/or relevant
online or mobile contexts and venues.
Stay current on developments in the
discipline by reading new literature, talking with colleagues, and
participating in professional conferences;
Plan, evaluate and revise curricula,
course content, course materials, and methods of instruction;
Hold regularly-scheduled office hours for
the purpose of advising and assisting students;
Actively participate on assigned
committees in accordance with school or College needs, and SF State's strategic
Actively participate in collegial
interactions in fulfilling service assignments and other duties at the
department, college, and university level.
Additional duties as assigned.
San Francisco State University is a
member of the CSU 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. San Francisco State University
faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional
achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our
goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a
multicultural educational environment.
San Francisco State University is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity.
All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex,
religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other
legally protected category. We strongly
encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented