Lecturer, Food Studies - Making Films about Food

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Lecturer, Food Studies - Making Films about Food
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06549

The UCLA Food Studies Program unit seeks a lecturer for Fall 2021 (AY 2021-22) to teach a community-engaged upper-division undergraduate course in the Food Studies program and to facilitate connecting students to community partners. Given the interdisciplinary and evolving nature of the field, Food Studies at UCLA is looking for our instructors to represent multiple perspectives, and we encourage applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds to apply.

This introductory course in documentary video production will focus on screening, discussion, making, and distributing films about food in Los Angeles. Students will explore industrial farming, ranching, and different strategies for creating more sustainable food pathways. Students will also look at social media communication strategies to help think through intervention in the face of historically entrenched industrial food production and regulations, which remain favorable to mass-produced, processed food items.

In this community-engaged course, students will work in teams to create short films about one of several partner organizations in Los Angeles that advocate for healthy, local, sustainable food and/or food practices.

UCLA has a diverse student population in one of the more diverse cities in the nation; we particularly seek candidates who have taught similarly diverse students in a major research university.

Required Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree from an accredited university
  • College-level teaching experience
  • Knowledge within the field of food studies or related fields
  • Knowledge and training within the field of filmmaking (ideally documentary/short films)
  • Experience in teaching filmmaking
  • Experience with film equipment and film editing software

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least three years of college-level teaching experience
  • Knowledge and experience in community-engaged teaching
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be capable of delivering high-quality instruction to a diverse student body

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching
  • Names and contact information of two references

    To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06549

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction





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    Job No:
    Posted: 6/10/2021
    Application Due: 6/10/2033
    Work Type: Full Time