Lecturer in Film and Media Professions
University of California Berkeley, College of Letters & Science - Department of Film and Media
United States

Film and Media Professions- Lecturer- Department of Film and Media


  • College of Letters & Science - Film and Media




Open date: April 5th, 2018
Last review date: April 20th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: May 15th, 2018

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



The Department of Film & Media has developed an exciting new summer certificate program entitled Film & Media: Industries and Professions. This certificate is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in film and media. The curriculum exposes students to industry structures that govern a broad range of media professions, fields, and practices.


The Department of Film and Media seeks a Lecturer to teach a six-week summer certificate course on Film and Media Professions. The class is in session Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s from 12:00pm- 2:00pm starting July 2, 2018 through August 10, 2018.


This course is designed to acquaint students with a variety of film and media professions, in and around the Bay Area, that are open to those wishing to pursue careers in film and media. A series of guest lecturers/lecturer teams drawn from these professions will guide students through the opportunities and work experiences available in such fields as studio and independent film production, documentary production for film and television, film curating and archiving, programming film festivals, creating media content for art museums, and designing educational online content.



The instructor for the course will be responsible for coordinating and moderating guest lecturers and evaluating student writing that responds to these visits. In addition to these teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and interacting with students outside of class time via email and campus web- based course resources.


Minimal qualifications (required at the time of application):
• Completed Masters, MFA, or equivalent degree in Film and/or Media Studies or a relatedfield.


Additional qualifications (required by start date):
• Experience teaching at a University level
• Professional experience in one of the following fields: studio andindependent film production, documentary production for film and television, film curating and archiving, programming film festivals, creating media content for art museums, or designing educational online content.


Preferred Qualifications
• Bay Area experience in at least one of more of the named professional fields


Salary: Commensurate with college teaching experience, in accordance with the current unit 18 lecturer salary scale and its provisions. The starting, 100% full-time (6-course) annual gross salary rate is currently $53,402, prorated for this course at 11%.


This is a part-time, 11% 6- week position located on the UC Berkeley campus. To apply please visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01699

Please direct questions to: Mark Sandberg, Chair, Department of Film& Media (sandberg@berkeley.edu)


Required application materials:
• Cover letter including a description of your specializations and how you meet the above qualifications
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for three professional/academic references


While only contact information for references is required at the time of application, the department may later request letters from the finalists’ references. If requested, all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters provided via a third-party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.htmlprior to submitting the letters.


The department may later request teaching and/or research statements, evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as past course syllabi, teaching evaluations, etc., but they are not required at time of application.


UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable. We encourage applications from individuals who contribute to diversity and higher education. The program is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through teaching or other related areas. The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete university of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy
see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct



Berkeley, CA



More information about this recruitment: http://filmmedia.berkeley.edu/programs/summer-certificate-program





  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter - including a description of your specializations and how you meet the above qualifications



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