Film and Digital Media: Social Documentation Visiting Professor (Ongoing Pool)
The Social Documentation MFA program, within the Film and Digital Media department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of Visiting Professors at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor ranks.
Visiting Professors are expected to engage in research or other creative activity; teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels), and University and public service. Selected candidates will serve as full members of the Film and Digital Media department and must be able to work successfully with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. This pool recruitment will address scholarship and teaching in camera-based direction, production, and post-production of documentary media, including video, photography, editing, sound design, lighting, and multiplatform storytelling. We seek accomplished and influential filmmakers and media artists of socially engaging non-fiction work.
Applicants with expertise in documentary film direction and production, virtual or augmented reality, social science analysis, community engagement and impact production, independent producing and professional development are strongly encouraged to apply. We also have a particular interest in candidates with expertise in working in underrepresented communities and who are engaged in the ethics of representation.
The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties.
ACADEMIC TITLE Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, Visiting Professor
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the Visiting Professor is appointed to teach. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Masters (or equivalent foreign degree) in an area of expertise related to Social Documentation or a demonstrated record of accomplishment in social documentation as evidenced by a national and/or international record of exhibition in museums, galleries, film and new media festivals, broadcast/streaming and/or publication in journals at the time of application.
POSITION AVAILABLE Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's instructional need and the availability of funding. Initial appointments will be full-time, with the possibility of reappointment. A review to assess performance will be conducted if a reappointment is to be proposed.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
Curriculum vitae (required)
Statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service (required) See UCSC guidelines for statements at https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html
Research Statement (required)
Teaching Statement that clearly outlines your teaching experience and teaching interests (required)
Samples of your work. Upload sample material as a PDF that includes a description and link to the work (one sample is required and a maximum of four will be accepted).
Reference Requirement Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation*. 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 (e.g., dossier service, career center, etc.), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through December 1, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments through fall quarter 2022.
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.
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