All materials should be submitted online by November 17, 2017.
Position title: Assistant Professor in Post Production in the School of Cinema
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State
University provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.
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
Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, papers, etc. in a timely
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
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
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).