CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
College of the Arts
Department of Film and Electronic Arts
RECRUITMENT NUMBER: 2511
POSTION: Assistant Professor of Editing/Postproduction
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 19, 2019 (Fall Semester)
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
- Terminal degree (MFA) in Film Production or film-related discipline
- Strong creative record and professional editing/postproduction credits as demonstrated by CV and portfolio of work
- Record of at least two years of college-level experience teaching motion picture editing
- Professional experience editing with Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere
- Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population
- Record of at least five years of professional experience editing narrative and/or documentary projects
- Demonstrated skills in one or more of the following areas: visual effects; motion graphics; animation; color correction; or sound design, for the purpose of developing postproduction curriculum related to those areas
- Knowledge of emerging technologies related to digital workflows and postproduction manipulation of images
- Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching best practices, fostering creativity, and critiquing work among undergraduate film production students with varying degrees of technical experience
- Record of active engagement with industry and professional organizations; ability to serve as a mentor and professional liaison for students
- Broad knowledge of film history and theory
- Teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate courses in editing
- In collaboration with faculty and staff, develop curricular programs and cost-effective strategies for equipment acquisition and media management in an undergraduate film program serving more than 600 majors
- Pursue ongoing research, scholarly, and creative activities
- Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community
CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
Information on the excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:
- A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
- Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
- CV (including current email address)
- Name, title, and contact information for three current references
- Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
- Reel of applicant’s creative work consisting of edited scenes, ideally from completed projects, demonstrating story-appropriate pacing and emotional impact (i.e., not a "sizzle reel"). Maximum reel length: 15 minutes, uploaded to a website such as Vimeo or YouTube. The applicant should submit a printed index of no more than two pages providing the reel’s website address and the following information for each work: title and year of production; name of production and distribution company; name of director; applicant’s credit or contribution to the work (if other than editor); and brief description of the work (such as genre and logline).
- Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript.
Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:
Donna Thomas, Administrative Services Coordinator
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Film and Electronic Arts
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-2801
(562) 985-5404 or firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin October 15, 2018
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)
A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with 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.
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.