Assistant or Associate Professor of Cinema
The San Francisco State University Cinema Department seeks candidates for the position of documentary filmmaker at the rank of Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured or tenure-track) Professor, to begin in Fall 2013.
The successful applicant will be an accomplished documentary filmmaker who is proficient in all areas of documentary filmmaking and who is knowledgeable about documentary writing, producing and financing documentary films, the history of documentary films, and the critical discourse surrounding documentary film practices.
M.F.A., Ph.D. or equivalent degree preferred, but applicants with distinguished professional experience and a bachelor’s degree will be considered. In addition to a strong body of creative work and documentary filmmaking skills, university teaching experience is preferred, and an interest in new media practices and distribution modes is desirable.
The candidate will teach courses in documentary production as well as additional courses within his/her specialty, ranging from cinematography, editing, and documentary screenwriting to producing and financing documentary films, with a normal course load of 3 courses per semester. The candidate must be adept at teaching in a dynamic interdisciplinary program that integrates animation, filmmaking, the study of media and culture, and screenwriting. The candidate should be poised to make innovative contributions to a department committed to creative expression, critical thinking, and social engagement. Salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications.
Send cover letter, CV, 3 letters of reference, statement of teaching philosophy, and DVD sample of creative work to:
Daniel Bernardi, Chair
Cinema Dept. (Attn. Documentary Search Committee)
San Francisco State Univ.
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco CA 94132.
Review of applications will begin 11/12/12. Initial interviews via Skype in mid-December. Applications accepted until selection of candidates in mid-January 2013 for campus interviews.
SFSU is an AA/EO employer.