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Assistant Professor - Department of Cinema and Television Arts 23-33

California State University, Northridge

Last Updated: 5/03/23

Job Description

Assistant Professor - Department of Cinema and Television Arts 23-33

Department: Cinema and Television Arts

Faculty Hire Number: #23-33

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2023(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary scale: $79,000 to $84,775 (Dependent upon qualifications)

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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About the College:

For more information about the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, Communication, see:

About the Department:

For more information about the Department of Cinema and Television Arts, see:


The department of Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Media Theory & Criticism at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will teach Film Theory, Television Studies, Film & Television History, and create a new course in Latin American Cinema; will have research interests in diverse filmmakers, women filmmakers; and will provide mentoring to students aspiring toward an MA/PhD path.

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our department. We encourage applications from women and members of diverse groups.

Required Qualifications:

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian-American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

  • PhD from an accredited institution in Film-Television Studies (or related field);
  • College or University-level teaching experience, both in-person and online;
  • Record of scholarly publishing, e.g., book, chapter, academic or professional journal article(s);
  • Evidence of culturally responsive, diverse, or inclusive pedagogy.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of effective engagement OR potential to engage with a diverse student body
  • Experience creating a student-centered learning environment
  • Experience adopting inclusive approaches to mentoring
  • Evidence of mentorship in student or community organizations
  • Record of research on or teaching women filmmakers and Latino/a filmmakers
  • Record of research or scholarship in inclusive areas for film, television, and/or new media
  • Experience in physical production during their education or in other settings.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin January 24, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Applicants must submit:
  • CV curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Statement of Research/Teaching/DEI. This is one (1) single document expressing your research interests, teaching philosophy, and past and anticipated future efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Submit these documents the website in the section above. In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including sample of published work, letters of recommendation.

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

General Information:

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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.

As a condition of employment, all employees need to certify vaccination status by attesting they are fully vaccinated, need a medical exemption, need a religious exemption, or are not working on campus. You can obtain more information about or access the full vaccination policy here.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

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 off ice of Cinema and Television Arts at [Register to View] .

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