Employment Opportunities

We currently have two positions available in the School of Cinema.

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EXPANDED MEDIA THEORY AND PRACTICE

The San Francisco State University School of Cinema seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in emerging and expanded media research beginning August 2018. Ph.D. in cinema or media studies or a related field preferred, but candidates with MFA degrees in an appropriate field and strong scholarly credentials will also be considered. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Position description available at http://www.cinema.sfsu.edu/content/employment-opportunities. SF State serves a diverse student body with a mission to promote scholarship, diversity, instructional excellence and intellectual accomplishment. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to building a multicultural educational environment. Faculty are expected to be effective teachers, demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, publications and/or creative activities, and engage in service to the campus and community. Review of applications will begin November 12th and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of interest, current CV, sample of scholarly or expanded media work, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references to https://sfsucinemadepartment.submittable.com/submit/94368/assistant-prof.... Letters of recommendation upon request at later date. SF State is a totally smoke-free campus.

Position Description

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.  

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.

APPLY AT: https://sfsucinemadepartment.submittable.com/submit/94368/assistant-professor-in-expanded-media-theory-and-practice

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN POST PRODUCTION

Position title: Assistant Professor with Specialization in Post Production  

Start date: August, 2018  

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Position Summary: 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.

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.

Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Abilities:

  • M.F.A. in cinema or related field;
  • Must be an active filmmaker/creative artist in the field, with a record of successfully completed work that has been selected for exhibition through peer review or judging process.
  • Expertise in emerging media, video editing, video effects, previsualization, and/or new forms of  storytelling.
  • Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in post production, expanded media, and related areas;
  • 1-2 years of undergraduate teaching experience with a large, diverse student body or in a multicultural setting preferred;
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, instruction of individuals and groups, and the assessment of learning;
  • Planning and organizing skills sufficient to ensure implementation of the assigned curriculum, job duties, and established expectations;  
  • Oral and written communication skills in the English language at a level that comprehends and conveys information to and from students, colleagues, and others in an effective manner;
  • Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and capacity to continue to produce original work in Documentary Studies and related areas;  
  • Interpersonal orientation that encourages productive interactions with students, colleagues, and other campus stakeholders and promotes collegiality in department, college and university contexts.   

APPLY AT: https://sfsucinemadepartment.submittable.com/submit/95879/position-assistant-professor-in-post-production