College of Arts & Letters


Department of Television, Film and Media Studies

Assistant Professor of Television and Film, Department of Television, Film and Media Studies

Starting Date:

Fall, 2017

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA or PhD or equivalent in film, media and/or video production.  A terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher learning is required for tenure. Previous effective teaching at the college level using a variety of methodologies is required.  Professional experience in area of expertise is required. 

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Candidates should provide a record of, or potential for, scholarly and/or creative activity involving students whenever possible.

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional general production experience with emphases in digital workflows, post-production, graphics/effects, and digital web production.  Ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level courses in all areas of digital production, editing, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro certifications, and experience with sound based editing systems a plus, cinematography, introductory and intermediate TV studio production, intro and advanced digital post production.  Experience in documentary, music video production and/or producing/line producing, production design/drafting experience.


The regular teaching load of this individual will include courses in the BA and MFA programs, intro though advanced digital production, post-production, TV studio production, graphics/effects, intro through advanced digital post-production.  Opportunities exist for new course development and special topics offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.


Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

Cal State LA is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally.  Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 27,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with ethnic studies and other academic programs, including the Honors College. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

Required Documentation:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a sample reel of professional work, official transcripts, three current and signed letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 


Application reviews will begin September 30, 2016. Applications accepted until position is filled.  E-mail application, required documentation and/or request for information to:


Please note that letters of recommendation can be sent by recommenders as a PDF email attachment, but please ensure that they are sent from the recommender’s institutional email address to ensure authenticity. Scanned unofficial transcripts are acceptable until a request for official transcripts are made.

Note: The person holding this position is 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 before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Cal State LA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving and supporting diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. Applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a strong record of mentoring students from underserved or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

All qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.