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Full-Time, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Editing

Organization: California State University, Northridge
Date Posted: 10/30/2019
Date Needed: 11/15/2019
City: Northridge
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details


The CSUN Department of Cinema and Television Arts seeks an Assistant Professor of Editing for our highly regarded Film Production Program.

You would teach intermediate and advanced courses in film and television editing as well as beginning courses in film production. In addition to teaching, the position requires advising duties, including mentoring and advising students working on advanced level production projects, advising students on academic matters, participating in departmental activities such as portfolio review and senior showcases, and interfacing with the entertainment industry and related organizations. Teaching may be assigned in a secondary area of expertise appropriate to your qualifications, including courses in General Education Curriculum. For purposes of reappointment, tenure, and promotion, emphasis will be placed on teaching effectiveness, scholarly and creative achievement, and service to the University and community. Faculty members are expected to contribute professionally at the state and national levels.


  • M.F.A. in Cinema-Television or related field from an accredited institution required.
  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience in film/television editing and film production at the university or college level required. Experience with Avid hardware and software desired.
  • Professional experience in film/television editing is required. Membership in professional editing organizations desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community required.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line . Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be 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.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at (818) 677-3192.



How to Apply / Contact

Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2019. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation to the web URL below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates, a portfolio of creative/scholarly works, and a written statement addressing how your approach to teaching includes diversity.

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