Film Studies Assistant Professor

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Description of Position
Diablo Valley College is seeking a full-time tenure-track professor in the area of Film, Television, and Electronic Media. The successful candidate must be qualified to offer courses in the area of Film Studies. Courses may include but are not limited to, American and World Cinema history, screenwriting, online media, and industrial studies. Experience with either Television Studies, film editing or film production is also desirable.

Position Title
Film Studies Assistant Professor

Diablo Valley College

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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. Experience with TV production, Film Production/editing.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please respond to the required Supplemental Questions addressing the minimum and desirable qualifications. Also, please respect the word limits for each question. These supplemental questions are a required part of the application. They are designed to give you the opportunity to provide information about how you meet the desirable qualifications for the position. ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS even if you repeat information provided elsewhere in the application. The information provided in these questions will be used to determine which individuals will be invited for an interview and teaching demonstration. Your cover letter should explain your interest in the position. Include all undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts (must show date degree was conferred). Note: The disciplines listed in the minimum qualifications are determined by the statewide Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. A PhD is considered to encompass a Master€™s degree. Other than that, if the title(s) of your degree major(s) listed on your unofficial transcripts or other documents from the degree-granting institutions are not an EXACT MATCH to the degrees listed below, please submit an equivalency form. Without it, your application will not be considered. You can copy and paste the following in your browser,, to obtain the equivalency form. The completed form can be uploaded in the attachment section of the application.

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

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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Posted: 12/6/2018
Application Due: 1/2/2019
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