Ends on May 1, 2018

All materials should be submitted online by November 17, 2017.

Position title: Assistant Professor in Post Production 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.

The School of Cinema at San Francisco State University invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with specialization in new post-production technologies and software with an emphasis on editing, to begin August 2018. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in emerging media, special effects, and enhanced reality storytelling.  Desirable skills include experience using new technologies and software for post-production across filmmaking modes and genres, as well as the ability to guide students to an effective use of digital and expanded media tools in service of cutting edge form, expressivity, creative content and forward-looking aesthetics.

This Assistant Professor level faculty member should have creative work that demonstrates an ambitious and singular embrace of post-production brought to bear in cinema practice,  Candidates should be well-versed in practical applications of new forms and tools, committed to keeping abreast of new developments in technology and providing leadership in this area of our School’s curriculum, and demonstrate a strong commitment to the practical task of teaching students to use current and emerging post-production tools in creative projects.  

The position includes a full-time faculty workload per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University and the California Faculty Association. The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in digital technologies and software for editing and post production, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, and developing an active ongoing practice in the area of specialty.

 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.  

Essential Job Tasks: 

Prepare course materials such as syllabi, lecture and discussion materials, live demonstrations, readings and assignments, assessments, and learning resources;

Prepare and deliver effective lectures and demonstrations to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as video/film editing, special effects integration, the construction of narrative, previsualization, and/or other emerging forms of cinema and media.

Initiate, moderate, and facilitate classroom discussions and workshop activities.

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;

Maintain an active body of film work in post-production and related areas and exhibit those works on a local, national and international level.

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 department, School, or College needs, and SF State's strategic vision; 

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.

 Application process:

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae with names and contact of four references, a demo reel and/or film samples (3 maximum, up to 10 minutes in length), and sample syllabi (maximum of three). 
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