Assistant Professor - Department of Cinema and Television Arts 23-33
California State University, Northridge
Location: Northridge, California
Internal Number: 3771304
Assistant Professor - Department of Cinema and Television Arts 23-33
Department: Cinema and Television Arts
Faculty Hire Number: #23-33
Rank: Assistant Professor
Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2023(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Salary scale: $79,000 to $84,775 (Dependent upon qualifications)
CSUN's Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
The department of Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Media Theory & Criticism at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The successful candidate will teach Film Theory, Television Studies, Film & Television History, and create a new course in Latin American Cinema; will have research interests in diverse filmmakers, women filmmakers; and will provide mentoring to students aspiring toward an MA/PhD path.
In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion.
We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our department. We encourage applications from women and members of diverse groups.
As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian-American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.
PhD from an accredited institution in Film-Television Studies (or related field);
College or University-level teaching experience, both in-person and online;
Record of scholarly publishing, e.g., book, chapter, academic or professional journal article(s);
Evidence of culturally responsive, diverse, or inclusive pedagogy.
Evidence of effective engagement OR potential to engage with a diverse student body
Experience creating a student-centered learning environment
Experience adopting inclusive approaches to mentoring
Evidence of mentorship in student or community organizations
Record of research on or teaching women filmmakers and Latino/a filmmakers
Record of research or scholarship in inclusive areas for film, television, and/or new media
Experience in physical production during their education or in other settings.
Screening of applications will begin January 24, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
How to Apply:
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers.
Applicants must submit:
CV curriculum vitae
Statement of Research/Teaching/DEI. This is one (1) single document expressing your research interests, teaching philosophy, and past and anticipated future efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
Submit these documents the website in the section above. In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including sample of published work, letters of recommendation.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.
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The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
As a condition of employment, all employees need to certify vaccination status by attesting they are fully vaccinated, need a medical exemption, need a religious exemption, or are not working on campus. You can obtain more information about or access the full vaccination policy here.
In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting off ice of Cinema and Television Arts at 818-677-3192.
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to historically underrepresented students and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.