Lecturer in Film and Media Studies
University of California Irvine
United States

Lecturer in Cinematography (Production) and/or Sound (Production and Post-Production) Film and Media Studies

Job #JPF06809
  • Film and Media Studies / School of Humanities / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open May 13th, 2021 through Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by June 17th, 2021, you will have until June 18th, 2021 to complete your application.

Position description

The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for part-time lecturer position(s) to teach on cinematography and/or sound topics in upper division undergraduate courses in Production in Film and Media Studies. Topics may include 1) Cinematography, 2) Sound: Production and Post-Production during the winter and spring quarters of 2021-2022 academic year. The full-time teaching load in the School of Humanities is eight courses per year; the annual full-time salary is $56,381.00, and the salary per course is $7,047.63.

Requirement: Applicants must have a MFA in Film Production or a related field in hand by June 30, 2021. preferred candidate will be an experienced practitioner with an MFA in Film Directing or Cinematography and/or Sound Production and Post-Production, with strong pedagogy expertise and professional contacts in industry, public, or independent media sectors, who will develop and teach cinematography-focused courses and/or sound-focused courses. Three years of university-level teaching experience in Film and Media Studies is preferred. Candidates with a specialization in community expression—that is, knowledge of the theory, practice, and history of community-based film movements—are especially welcomed. Candidates should be engaged in and committed to evolving media platforms and approaches to cinematography, sound, and media-making. Experience teaching the key competencies of cinematography is expected, i.e. digital camera systems, lighting, and set procedures, and/or key competencies of sound, i.e. digital sound recording, and sound editing.

The service period for the quarters:
Winter 2022
1/3/22 - 3/18/22
Spring 2022
3/23/22 - 6/10/22

Academic calendars may be found here:

Application Procedure – Submit the following materials via UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF06809
• Letter of application describing research and teaching interests
• Curriculum Vitae
• Teaching Evaluations from 2 - 3 most recent courses taught
• Sample Syllabi
• Letters of Recommendation (2 letters minimum)
• Reflective Teaching Statement
• Inclusive Activities Statement
For guidelines on how to prepare a reflective teaching statement see https://ap.uci.edu/faculty/guidance/teachstatement/.
This statement should: Indicate the candidate’s teaching experiences to date, including experience with teaching undergraduates/graduate students, or other populations, as well as their areas of interest. Detail the candidate’s teaching approaches and philosophies, as to how they will engage in effective teaching strategies.

For guidelines on how to prepare an Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement:

The application deadline is June 17, 2021.

Department: https://www.humanities.uci.edu/filmandmediastudies/


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MFA in Film Production or a related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • Teaching Evaluations - 2 to 3 evaluations for recent courses you have taught.
  • Sample Syllabi - Examples of course syllabi (2 minimum)
  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: https://ap.uci.edu/wp-content/uploads/AuthReleaseForm.pdf
Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06809

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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