Ends on May 1, 2018

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

Start date: August, 2018

Salary: 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, and uses. 

 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 a plus. 

Essential Job Tasks: Prepare course materials such as syllabi, lecture and discussion materials, readings and assignments, assessments, and learning resources;

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 classroom discussions;

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 labs. 

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 vision; 

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 groups.


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