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Chair of Film and Electronic Arts and Associate/Full Professor with Tenure

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Chair of Film and Electronic Arts and Associate/Full Professor with Tenure

(Full-Time, 12-Month)

Effective Date

August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • MFA in Film Production, Screenwriting, Digital/Media Arts, or other film-related discipline, or Ph.D. in Film/Critical Studies or other film-related discipline.

  • Professional accomplishments commensurate with the rank of tenured associate/full professor.

  • Demonstrated experience in administration and leadership in the discipline.

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching media production and/or media studies at the college level.

  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a chair or administrator in an academic program that integrates film studies and production.

  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and budget management.

  • Demonstrated history of peer-reviewed research, scholarly and/or creative activities at the national/international level.

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of undergraduate courses, with an expertise in one or more of the following: directing; film or broadcast production; production management; screenwriting; editing;sound design; digital/media arts; media history/theory.



  • Serve as leader and advocate for a nationally recognized film production/film studies program that serves more than 600 undergraduate majors.

  • Provide leadership in all departmental matters, including faculty and staff recruitment, retention, and evaluation; staff supervision; curriculum; coordination of external and internal reviews and assessment; budget administration; equipment acquisition and management; student advising; course scheduling; and faculty and staff professional development.

  • Actively promote the following core values of academic leadership: ethics, shared governance, teamwork, collegiality, transparency, and empowerment with accountability.

  • Teach course(s) each semester in his/her area of specialization and produce peer-reviewed research, scholarly and creative activities at the national/international level.

  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 


Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, an official transcript, and examples of creative and/or scholarly work in the form of portfolio materials or writing samples


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.


Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:


California State University, Long Beach

Department of Film and Electronic Arts

Attn: Donna Thomas

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA  90840-2801


(562) 985-5404 or

Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin October 30, 2017

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.