Film Studies Assistant Professor

  • Contra Costa Community College District
  • Pleasant Hill, CA, USA
  • Jan 31, 2020
Full time   Communications, Journalism, Film, TV

Job Description

Film Studies Assistant Professor

Posting Number: F00684
Location: Diablo Valley College
Salary: $63,192 - $94,212

Description of Position:
DVC inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors close the equity gaps by fostering success among all students. To help further this work, DVC seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Film, Television and Electronic Media to start August 2020. The successful applicant will be well qualified to offer courses in the area of Film Studies. Topics include but are not limited to, American and World Cinema History, History of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and Ethnic Culture in Film and Television. Knowledge of Television Studies or Film Production is also desirable.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds, and abilities of community college students.

Marta Gillen 925-969-2004

Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: D3032-Media Studies

Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
  2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
  3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
  4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
  5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
  6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
  7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
  8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
  9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
  10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
  11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
  12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
  13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):
Master’s degree in film, drama/theater arts or mass communication;
Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND a master’s degree in media studies, English or communication;
A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full¬ time instruction in film studies;
The equivalent.
If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the equivalency petition form in the document section of the online application. Additionally, if you are unsure that you meet the minimum qualifications, please fill out the equivalency petition.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college.
  2. Demonstrated ability to close equity gaps by effectively motivating and teaching community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation.
  3. Commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation and improvement of teaching, and to assuming faculty responsibilities beyond the classroom in a shared governance environment.
  4. Familiarity with a wide range of cinematic genres.
  5. Experience creating a dynamic learning environment in a large lecture format class.
  6. Experience or familiarity with online instruction.
  7. Knowledge in the production and distribution of films.
  8. Demonstrated ability in growing and maintaining a successful Film Studies program.
  9. Familiarity with screenwriting.
  10. Knowledge of TV and/or Film Production/editing.

Application Details

Job Open Date: 01/22/2020
Job Close Date: 3/20/2020
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins:
# of Months: 10

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The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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