Employment Opportunities

We currently have two positions available in the School of Cinema.

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOUND DESIGN, MIXING, SCORING AND POST-PRODUCTION

Position Description

Position title: Assistant Professor in the School of Cinema

Start date: August, 2019

Position Summary: The position is in Sound Design, Mixing, Post-Production and/or Film Scoring. The position focuses on producing sound and/or scoring for a range of visual media platforms including film, digital and streaming platforms, interactive media, VR, animation, gaming formats or other emerging media formats, in fiction, non-fiction, experimental or hybrid forms.

The position includes a full-time faculty workload per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University and the California Faculty Association. The workload primarily includes teaching or other agreed upon primary assignment; conducting an active ongoing program of scholarship or creative works that advances knowledge in the field of one’s specialty; and service contributions to the department, college and the university.

Primary teaching assignments will be in sound production/design and post-production at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.  

Scholarship/creative work will be in sound design, mixing, scoring, post-production, and/or other areas of specialization. 

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: productive participation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees; mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students; holding regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement, particularly with regard to student learning outcomes; and remaining current in both subject area and teaching methodologies. 

Essential Job Tasks:

  • Facilitate student success through teaching and advising with a focus on inclusive pedagogy;
  • Develop course materials such as syllabi, lecture and discussion materials, live demonstrations, readings and assignments, assessments, and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students on topics such as engineering, design, editing, mixing, fiction, non-fiction, experimental and/or other emerging forms of sound and media linked to student learning outcomes;
  • Initiate, moderate, and facilitate classroom discussions and workshop activities.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, papers, etc. in a timely manner;
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations or other learning assessments;
  • Maintain student grades and other required records or reporting materials;
  • Guide and supervise department technicians in support of safe, clean studio facilities and equipment;  
  • Maintain an active body of sound production and/or post-production and related areas and exhibit those works on a local, national and international level;  
  • Stay current on developments in the discipline by reading new literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences;  
  • Plan, evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction;  
  • Hold regularly-scheduled office hours for the purpose of advising and assisting students;
  • Actively participate on assigned committees in accordance with School of Cinema or College needs, and SF State's strategic vision; 's strategic vision; 
  • Actively participate in collegial interactions in fulfilling service assignments and other duties at the department, college, and university level; 
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Required:

·  MFA in Cinema or a related field

or

·  Equivalent professional experience as an active filmmaker and/or sound designer/mixer

and

· Record of teaching cinema sound production and post-production across a broad spectrum of cinematic and media arts at both the undergraduate and graduate levels

· Active body of work related to sound production and post-production 

· Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students 

 

Preferred:

· Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works

· Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities

· Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments

· Record of providing leadership in developing curriculum in the area of sound design/mixing

 

Rank and Salary:

Assistant Professor of Cinema. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application:

All materials should be submitted online by January 15, 2019. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae with names and contact of four references, a statement on how your teaching and creative work align with the commitment of the School of Cinema to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community, a demo reel and/or film samples (3 maximum, up to 10 minutes in length), and one to three sample syllabi. Please apply and submit all materials online at: https://sfsucinemadepartment.submittable.com/submitHardcopy applications will not be accepted. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

 

APPLY AT: https://sfsucinemadepartment.submittable.com/submit

 

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

Position Description

Position title: Assistant Professor in the School of Cinema

Start date: January, 2019

Description:
San Francisco State University, School of Cinema offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in cinematography beginning January 2019.

We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include cinematography and lighting for film. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service to the excellence and diversity of the SF State academic community.

The School of Cinema was founded amid the political activism and artistic experimentation of the 1960s. Today, as then, the School of Cinema is committed to a curriculum that recognizes cinema to be an independent, powerful and unique medium in the world. Our programs combine theory and practice, and students are encouraged to engage in scholarship and to pursue production in all forms, modes and mediums of cinematic expression.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:
•Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
•Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
•Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
•Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
•Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;
•Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
•Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities-

The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in cinematography, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program or program of creative work in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at http://cinema.sfsu.edu


Qualifications-

Required:
•Ph.D. and MFA in Cinema or Film Production or related field
•Record of teaching contributions in the areas of:
fiction narrative filmmaking and experimental film and/or film work produced within a fine arts context
of photo-chemical (celluloid) as well as digital capture and display formats
•A record of journal publications, conference presentations and the ability to generate future scholarship within a practice-research method
•Experience as a Director of Photography/Cinematographer for both feature length and short projects with top-tier festival and/or theatrical exhibition;
•Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students

Preferred:
•Demonstrated ability to teach production and post-production flow across the board
•Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, instruction of individuals and groups, and the assessment of learning
•Planning and organizing skills sufficient to ensure implementation of the assigned curriculum, job duties, and established expectations
•Oral and written communication skills in the English language at a level that comprehends and conveys information to and from students, colleagues, and others in an effective manner
•Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and capacity to continue to produce original work in filmmaking, Cinematography and related areas
•Interpersonal orientation that encourages productive interactions with students, colleagues, and other campus stakeholders and promotes collegiality in department, college and university contexts
•Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities
•Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works
•Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments


Rank and salary-

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application-

Submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a URL link to an online reel of examples of cinematography and creative work, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a description of teaching and research interests directly to Steve Choe at stevec3@sfsu.edu.

Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Application review begins immediately and continues until position is filled San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.