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POSITION: Assistant Professor in Animation History/Theory/Production

All materials should be submitted online by November 18, 2019.

Introduction

San Francisco State University, School of Cinema offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Animation History/Theory/Production beginning August 2020. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include both Animation theory/history and practice of animation We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, through diversity, to the excellence of the academic community.

Founded during the political activism and artistic experimentation of the 1960s, the School of Cinema fosters and champions cinematic expressions that challenge social and artistic norms, take creative risks, promote social justice, and express the diversity of human experience. The School of Cinema has been recognized for multiple years as one of the top 25 film schools in the United States, according to The Hollywood Reporter, The Independent, and Filmmaker, with a distinguished faculty of award-winning documentary, fiction and experimental filmmakers, and scholars specializing in feminist theory, post-modernism, international and American cinema, sexuality studies, and film sound/voice. The School serves more than 50 graduate students (M.A. and M.F.A.) and more than 1000 undergraduate majors, whose work is often recognized through scholarly publication, conference presentations, scholarships such as the Princess Grace Awards and official selection in major festivals or events such as the Cannes Cinéfondation competition, the Flaherty Seminar, Sundance and others.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

  • Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
  • Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
  • Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
  • Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
  • Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;
  • Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
  • Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities

The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in animation history, theory, and practice, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing body of scholarly and creative work in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments.

Qualifications

Required

  • Ph.D. or M.F.A, or equivalent terminal degree in animation-related disciplines from an accredited program. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.
  • Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students

Preferred

  • Record of teaching contributions in the areas of animation history, theory, and story, and/or animation production
  • Active record of research related to specialty area
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works
  • Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities
  • Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments

Rank and salary

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process

All materials should be submitted online by November 18, 2019. Upload to the School of Cinema via the Submittable website a letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and scholarship/creative work align with the commitment of the School of Cinema to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; samples of scholarly papers and/or animation creative work; teaching philosophy; names and contact information of three references. Hardcopies will not be accepted. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Apply via Submittable for the Assistant Professor in Animation History/Theory/Production position.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

 

POSITION: George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Social Justice Fiction Filmmaking

Ends on November 25, 2019

All materials should be submitted online by November 25, 2019

Position title: Assistant Professor in the School of Cinema

Start date: August, 2020

Introduction

The School of Cinema at San Francisco State University offers an exceptionally exciting opportunity with the George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Social Justice Fiction Filmmaking, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2020. We seek a colleague whose teaching, creative and research interests foreground and explore questions of race and ethnicity, immigration politics, social justice, and/or minority communities issues within the United States. We are particularly interested in filmmakers and writer/directors whose work involves the Latino/a/x, Native American, and/or African American communities’ experiences, histories and/or voices will contribute, to the excellence of the academic community. An M.F.A. in Cinema, a related field, or equivalent experience is required. Candidates should have a significant record of film work as a director or writer/director with an emerging or established reputation in field, evidenced by festival screenings, theatrical distribution or other comparable exhibition venues. Endowed chairs are expected to present lectures/films on and off campus, organize presentations of visiting scholars and/or filmmakers, and establish themselves as public scholars contributing to the cinematic life of the Bay Area.

Founded during the political activism and artistic experimentation of the 1960s, the School of Cinema fosters and champions cinematic expressions that challenge social and artistic norms, take creative risks, promote social justice, and express the diversity of human experience. The School of Cinema has been recognized for multiple years as one of the top 25 film schools in the United States, according to The Hollywood Reporter, The Independent, and Filmmaker, with a distinguished faculty of award-winning documentary, fiction and experimental filmmakers, and scholars specializing in feminist theory, post-modernism, international and American cinema, sexuality studies, and film sound/voice. The School serves more than 80 graduate students (M.A. and M.F.A.) and more than 1000 undergraduate majors, whose work is often recognized through scholarly publication, conference presentations, scholarships such as the Princess Grace Awards and official selection in major festivals or events such as the Cannes Cinéfondation competition, the Flaherty Seminar, Sundance and others.

A strong background and demonstration of excellence in teaching is expected.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

  • Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
  • Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
  • Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical  thinking and a commitment to social justice
  • Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active  engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and  scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
  • Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;
  • Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and  appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
  • Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities

The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in fiction filmmaking, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students; developing a robust program in creative directing and/or screenwriting that emphasizes race and ethnicity, immigration  politics, social justice, and/or issues pertinent to minority communities within the United States; continued professional  creative work in these same arenas; and ongoing committee and service assignments. Endowed chairs are expected to present lectures/films on and off campus, organize presentations of visiting scholars and/or filmmakers, and establish themselves as public scholars contributing to the cinematic life of the Bay Area.

Qualifications

Required

  • M.F.A, or equivalent terminal degree in Cinema or equivalent professional experience. Candidates pursuing a Terminal degree must have completed it by the first day of employment.
  • Active record of fiction filmmaking in the position of director or writer/director with a body of film work that explores questions of race and ethnicity, immigration  politics, social justice, and/or issues pertinent to minority communities within the United States.
  • Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments.

Preferred

  • Record of teaching in the areas of: fiction filmmaking, directing (working with actors, mise-en-scene, directorial production and post-production), fiction screenwriting or related areas.
  • Evidence of a distinctive emerging or established reputation in the field.
  • Active record of fiction filmmaking that focuses on the Latino/a/x, Native American, and/or African American communities’ experiences, histories and/or voices.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works.
  • Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities.

Rank and salary

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California  State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process

Submit a letter of intent/interest a statement on how your teaching outlining how your teaching experience, creative work, align with the position description, as well as with the School of Cinema’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse academic community; a current curriculum vita a demo reel and/or film samples (3 maximum, up to 10 minutes in length), and one to three sample syllabi.

Please apply and submit all materials online via Submittable

Hardcopy applications will not be accepted. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Review of applications will start from November 25, until the position is filled.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

 

POSITION: George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in African American Cinema

Ends on November 25, 2019

All materials should be submitted online by November 25, 2019

Position title: Assistant Professor in the School of Cinema

Start date: August, 2020

Introduction

The School of Cinema at San Francisco State University invites applicants for the George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in African American Cinema, beginning August 2020, at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a scholar in African American Cinema studies whose interests may span from early cinema to contemporary film, African American film cultures, the politics of race, gender, sexuality and representation, comparative studies of race in cinema, African American cultural history, the development of African American aesthetic practices and the creation of new film forms, African American cinema's relationship to African, African diaspora and global cinemas, and/or the role of cinema in addressing and alleviating social injustice.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies or a related field, an outstanding record of scholarship and/or other work related to this specialty. 

Founded during the political activism and artistic experimentation of the 1960s, the School of Cinema fosters and champions cinematic expressions that challenge social and artistic norms, take creative risks, promote social justice, and express the diversity of human experience. The School of Cinema has been recognized for multiple years as one of the top 25 film schools in the United States, according to The Hollywood Reporter, The Independent, and Filmmaker, with a distinguished faculty of award-winning documentary, fiction and experimental filmmakers, and scholars specializing in feminist theory, post-modernism, international and American cinema, sexuality studies, and film sound/voice. The School serves more than 50 graduate students (MA and MFA) and more than 1000 undergraduate majors, whose work has been distinguished by honors ranging from scholarly publication and conference presentations to creative recognition via numerous Princess Grace Awards, official selection in the Cannes Film Festival Student Film, Frameline, the Flaherty Seminar, and others.

Candidates should be able to lead in scholarly research and discussion with faculty and students both in the School of Cinema as well as in the wider campus community.  A strong background and demonstration of excellence in teaching is expected. 

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body;

· Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging;

· Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice;

· Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio;

· Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus; · Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community, and;

· Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities

The position requires the teaching of graduate and undergraduate cinema studies courses, contributing specialized courses pertaining to African American, African and/or African Diaspora cinema/media courses to the School of Cinema curriculum, developing an active ongoing program of scholarship related to the specialty, and performing ongoing committee and service assignments. Endowed chairs are expected to present lectures/films on and off campus, organize presentations of visiting scholars and/or filmmakers, and establish themselves as public scholars contributing to the cinematic life of the Bay Area.Detailed position description is available at: https://www.cinema.sfsu.edu/content/tenure-track

Qualifications

Required

  • Ph.D in Cinema or equivalent. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.  · Outstanding emerging or mid-career record of scholarship relating to African American Cinema, African and/or African Diaspora Cinema. 
  • Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments.

Preferred

  • Record of teaching contributions in the areas of: African American Cinema, African Cinema, African Diaspora Cinema, or Race in Film and Media.
  • Evidence of a strong emerging or established reputation in the field.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works.
  • Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities.

Rank and salary

Assistant Professor.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process

Submit letter of interest, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the School of Cinema to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; sample of scholarly work, a statement of educational philosophy, description of other research interests as relevant, and the names and contact information of three references by November 25th.  Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Please apply and submit all materials online via Submittable

Review of applications will begin after the application deadline but will continue until the position is filled. San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.