California Lutheran University invites applicants for a (tenure track Assistant Professor of Film & TV) beginning in the fall of 2018. Our campus has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi-cultural, and multi-racial communities. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, and is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate and 1,250 graduate students who come from 35 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 45.2% of Cal Lutheran students are from underrepresented groups, and 34% of freshmen are first generation students.
The interdisciplinary Film major will be divided into three emphasis areas: the general major, the film production concentration, and film studies. The general film emphasis allows students to choose their film courses based on their interest in the film/television industry; the production major focuses on learning the job skills involved in the creation of film and television projects; and the film studies emphasize focuses on the history, theory, and criticism of films and television broadcasts.
Preference will be given to candidates who hold an M.F.A. in film/television production along with experience in the film or television industry. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least two production courses and an introduction to film studies course. Experience with Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere and After Effects is preferred. We are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate experience and/or motivation in teaching and mentoring under-represented and first-generation students, and who can demonstrate a strong commitment to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. In addition to its HSI status, California Lutheran University is a participant in the McNair Scholar Program.
Make sure to include the following with your application: 1) Cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission and HSI designation of Cal Lutheran and adapt to the needs of underrepresented and first-generation students 2) Curriculum vitae (CV)/ resume 3) Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses your experience and/or motivation to teach and mentor underrepresented and first-generation students 4) Statement of research/creative activities 5) One sample of creative work or a demo reel