Film and Digital Media: Film and Television Industry Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

Santa Cruz, California, United States

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Job description

Recruitment Period 

Open August 1st, 2018 through June 1st, 2020
If you apply to this recruitment by June 1st, 2020, you will have until June 30th, 2020 to complete your application.


The Film and Digital Media Department [] at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers who may be appointed to teach two or five unit courses aimed at providing insight and/or instruction relevant to various professions and processes in the film and television industry (e.g., FILM 10 or similar course – view courses at

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Master’s degree or higher (or equivalent foreign degree) in film, digital media, art, television, new media, social documentation, or a similar creative practice or critical studies field at the time of application.
  • Teaching experience.

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the Lecturer is appointed to teach. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.

Minimum $2,875 per 2-unit course or minimum $7,188 per 5-unit course during the academic year (based on the annual salary $57,509 listed in the 2018-19 salary scales). The campus operates on a schedule of three eleven-week quarters per academic year. A full time appointment is based upon an eight-course equivalency.

Demonstrated experience working in the film and television industry.

Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit’s instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters).

How to apply

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00566-19P in all correspondence.


  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your interest in the position and your relevant qualifications and experience (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Proposed course topic and description along with a four to eleven-week sample syllabus. Both lecture and practice courses will be considered. Ensure that the description briefly explains how the course would augment the current department curriculum (required). View current Film and Digital Media courses at
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Samples of creative work. For moving image work, please upload a PDF with a description and link to the sample. In the case of moving image work, each PDF should only include a description and link to one sample (optional, a maximum of three will be accepted)
  • Evaluations of teaching (optional, a maximum of three sets of course evaluations will be accepted).

Reference Requirement
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of three references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

Applications can be initiated for this ongoing recruitment beginning August 1, 2018 through June 1, 2020. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning fall quarter 2018 through spring quarter 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.


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