Lecturer in Creative Film/Digital Media Production
University of California Berkeley Department of Film and Media
United States

Lecturer - Creative Film and/or Digital Media Production - Department of Film and Media

Job #JPF02821
  • College of Letters & Science - Arts & Humanities - Film and Media

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 16th, 2020

Next review date: Sunday, Jan 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach undergraduate-level studio courses in creative film and/or digital media production. Course themes could include areas in documentary/essay, dramatic fiction, animation, experimental or other expanded digital-media practices. Technique centered courses in cinematography, sound design and post-production also considered. Studio course design should integrate theoretical and critical approaches to media study into hands-on production technique and forms. Applicants should demonstrate creative and technical expertise, but also a strong commitment to teaching media production within a liberal and fine arts curriculum at a large, diverse, public research university. 

Due to COVID-19. UC Berkeley will begin the spring semester with fully remote instruction. UC Berkeley is prepared to implement hybrid and/or flexible modes of instruction as soon as public health conditions allow. Remote instruction may be synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination of both. Instructors must have internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches with a remote setting and use new teaching tools.

General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities and demonstration of production technologies 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.

The position is designed as part time, for one course only, which for Lecturers amounts to 17% of full-time employment. When a need arises for a Fall semester, we typically review applications in March; for a Spring semester, we typically review applications in October; for a Summer term, our review of applications is typically in November.

Minimal Qualification (required at the time of application):
• Completed advanced degree

Additional Qualifications (required by the employment start date):
• For those who are not US citizens or permanent residents, a legal permit that allows work in the United States (such as a US visa that allows employment) is required by the start date of the position. The department is unable to provide a visa/work permit.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in teaching creative digital film and media production at the college level in the U.S.

  • Completed MA/MFA (or equivalent international degree) in Film and/or Media (or a Humanities field)

Salary: Commensurate with college teaching experience, in accordance with the current Unit-18 lecturer salary scale and its provisions. (The starting 100% full-time annual gross salary rate is currently $56,381)

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

To apply, please visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02821

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

The Department may later request teaching 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 will contribute to diversity in higher education. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

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

Please direct questions to rfahmngr@berkeley.edu

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - including a description of your specializations and of how you meet the above qualifications
  • Sample Syllabus, for course(s) you have taught
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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