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University of La Verne
Assistant Professor of Digital Film Production
Job Description Summary:
The Department of Communications invites applications for a tenure-track position in Digital Film Production. The successful candidate will teach classes in digital filmmaking at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The candidate will also have expertise in the following areas: camera, editing, lighting, audio, directing, producing, writing, multi-media, multi-camera TV production, community media or film history or theory, especially Hispanic/Latino cinema. This is a full-time, tenure track position at the assistant professor level, begins Fall 2016.
The Department seeks someone who will work with senior faculty to continuously improve the curriculum in assigned course areas; maintain established office hours to provide one-on-one or group support for students; find internship leads for students. An MFA in film or media production or Ph.D. in film/media history/theory is required; previous university teaching experience desired. Student advising and committee work is required of all our faculty, as well as maintaining a record of scholarship, publication and professional activities to assure department and university visibility.
The Communications Department supports a comprehensive program which includes majors in print journalism; broadcast, with emphases in radio and television; and communications, with emphases in public affairs, multi-media and broadcast journalism. It contracts with two local cities to run their public access television stations. University students produce much of the content that airs on the channels.
The department features a TV studio, a multi-media computer lab and a four-camera high definition remote production trailer. Students cover 30 events a year as part of their coursework using the trailer. Our students have won awards for their video production work from the BEA , SPJ , Alliance for Community Media, the Tellys, Cine, Pegasus and The Accolade. Many of our graduates are working in front of the camera and behind the scenes in film and television in Los Angeles and across the country.
The College of Arts and Sciences seeks candidates whose teaching, research and service complement the university's commitment to diversity and inclusivity and who understand the barriers faced by underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students.
The College of Arts and Sciences is engaged in developing The La Verne Experience, a University-wide initiative that integrates curricular and co-curricular activities with community engagement. As a holistic educational approach, The La Verne Experience focuses on Learning Communities, Theory-to-Practice, Experiential Learning, and Integrated Learning. Candidates will be expected to collaborate in departmental efforts with The La Verne Experience, including interdisciplinary approaches to education and innovative pedagogies.
The University of La Verne is a 120 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence, community engagement, and an increasing commitment to research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.
The University of La Verne has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations. The university is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, and a generous 10% contribution to the University's 403B retirement plan. For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at http://www.laverne.edu.
Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for at least three professional references in Word or PDF format preferred to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please see the instructions above.
The successful candidate will teach classes in digital filmmaking at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The candidate will also have expertise in the following areas: camera, editing, lighting, audio, directing, producing, writing, multi-media, multi-camera TV production, community media or film history or theory, especially Hispanic/Latino cinema.
An MFA in film or media production or Ph.D. in film/media history/theory is required; previous university teaching experience desired
Location: La Verne Central Campus
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/700169
The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation
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