Part-Time Faculty – Film Production



Job description

Northridge, CA

Department: Cinema and Television Arts

Effective Date of Appointment: AY 2021-2022

CSUN’s Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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Note: All part-time faculty appointments are temporary and do not confer academic rank. Final determination of part-time teaching assignments is contingent upon student enrollment figures and funding.

Expected hiring range is $1,692 to $2,019 per weighted teaching unit based on degrees and qualifications.

**Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience**

Courses or Specialization


Qualifications: Teaching experience at the college level highly desirable. M.F.A. required in relevant field. Significant industry experience in specialty area and production credits a must. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population. Willingness to teach with common syllabus provided by the department.

1) Film Production Generalist: Demonstrated ability to teach beginning and intermediate courses in motion picture production using both film and digital elements.

2) Location Sound: Demonstrated ability to teach double system digital location sound for motion picture production.

3) Film Editing: Demonstrated ability to teach motion picture editing using Avid hardware and software. Strong knowledge of creative and management issues.

4) Cinematography: Demonstrated ability to teach film and digital cinematography. Strong knowledge of lighting, lens, filters, etc.

5) Producing: Demonstrated ability to teach business management for film production and current structures and practices of the industry.

6) Post-production Sound: Demonstrated ability to teach digital post sound for film and electronic media using Pro Tools hardware and software.

7) Directing: Demonstrated ability to teach the Theory, creative and practical elements of film directing. Must know current trends and tools.

How to apply

Applicants should forward a current resume and a letter which designates specific courses or areas they are interested in teaching and, whenever possible, times available for teaching assignments. The resume should include educational background, prior teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, and/or related professional experience.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: [email protected]

Final determination of part-time teaching assignments is contingent upon student enrollment figures and funding.

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of applicants.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at (818) 677-3192.

California State University, Northridge is a vibrant, diverse university community of nearly 36,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. As you explore the university's web site, you will find ample evidence of Cal State Northridge's commitment to the educational and professional goals of students, and its extensive service to the community.