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Assistant Professor in Cinematography and Technology

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open date: October 1st, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Apr 1, 2022 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.

Position description

Assistant Professor of Cinematography & Technology
(Tenure track)

Position Description:
The Department of Theatre, Film & Digital Production of the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cinematography & Technology.

We welcome strong candidates with recognized national or international reputations for an Assistant Professor position with a start date of July 1, 2022. Duties will include but are not limited to creating and teaching undergraduate courses, mentoring students and the supervision of production work and theses, with a dedication to professional service to the department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production and the university. Some examples of service might include serving on search committees for new hires and lecturers, supervising departmental projects such as our annual FilmWorks Film Festival and the Smartphone Film Festival comprised of original student work, mentoring students who are working on capstone projects, and other extracurricular activities.

The candidate must be able to create and teach core classes including a large-format Introduction to Cinematography course (at least 60 students) with an emphasis on practice-based, hands-on applications and smaller Advanced Cinematography workshop classes (15-20 students), as well as production classes in which we produce our annual department films or three-episode web series.

Qualifications:
Successful candidates will hold an MFA or PhD, or equivalent experience and at least five years of professional film industry work. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a history of teaching experience at the university level, including a range of classes in cinematography and filmmaking. Interest and experience in teaching any of the following is a plus: sound design/audio production, directing and editing. A strong commitment to department and university service is a key component of this position.

Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants whose creative work and teaching focuses on Black and/or Latinx experiences and/or the representation of people of color, and whose teaching addresses cinematography, technology, and filmmaking through a social justice lens.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The position will remain open until filled.

Application Procedure:
All application materials must be submitted through AP Recruit at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01468

Review of Applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and may continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting materials received by December 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the committee.

A complete application includes:
• Cover letter that describes background and training (addressed to committee chair, Professor Stu Krieger)
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Statement of Research or Creative Activities
• Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
• Evidence of teaching (course evaluations and sample syllabi)
• Sample syllabi for a large format Introduction to Cinematography course OR an Advanced Cinematography workshop class.
• Links to professional work
• 3 letters of academic and/or professional recommendations. (3-5 letters will be accepted if desired.)

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up https://support.interfolio.com/

Faculty in the University of California are expected to engage in research or creative activity, teaching and service. Typical course load is currently four classes over the academic year.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Inquiries can be made to:
Bryan Bradford, Administrative Coordinator
UCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production
bryanb@ucr.edu

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Successful candidates will hold an MFA or PhD, or equivalent experience and at least five years of professional film industry work.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a history of teaching experience at university level, including a range of classes in cinematography and filmmaking.

Preferred qualifications

Interest and experience in teaching any of the following is a plus: sound design/audio production, directing and editing. A strong commitment to department and university service is a key component of this position.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Cover letter that describes background and training (addressed to committee chair Professor Stu Krieger

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research or Creative Activities

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Evidence of Teaching - Course evaluations and sample syllabi

  • Sample Syllabus - One sample syllabus for a course created by the applicant for a large format Introduction to Cinematography course OR an Advanced Cinematography workshop class.

  • Links to professional work

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc /Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

At least 3 confidential letters of reference will be solicited through the AP Recruit system at the time of application

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01468

Help contact: abrock@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, California