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Department of Film, Television & Digital Media - Department Chair

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University of California, Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

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Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution
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Department of Film, Television & Digital Media - Department Chair
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: JPF06722


The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television invites applications for the Chair of the Department of Film, Television & Digital Media (FTVDM). We seek candidates who will provide proven academic leadership and administrative skills, a vision for the future of media education, and a commitment to collaborating with faculty and the Dean to support student success and welfare across a multitude of distinct programs.

We are especially interested in candidates who will actively contribute to the pursuit of diversity, equity and inclusion in the department. This includes a diversity of viewpoints, cultural backgrounds, and experiences/practices of the department as well as a firm and demonstrated track record of commitment to equity and inclusion.

FTVDM is invested in both scholars and makers, and we welcome candidates who bring a robust agenda of research and/or creative practice with an ability to support both equally.

In addition to overseeing the administrative/academic operations of the department, the Chair will lead the way in implementing a renewed vision for FTVDM. This will include providing support and mentorship for faculty, as well as spearheading strategic initiatives that will require inspiration, innovation, and inclusiveness.

For further description of job duties, please consult page 9 of the FTVDM Bylaws (https://ucla.app.box.com/s/d930us1iy579l753oftdqzinuwjyd0fi) and UCLA'S Academic Personnel Manual, Section 245, Appendix A. (https://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/_files/committees/ucaade/apm245.pdf)

RANK/SALARY: We are seeking applicants who qualify for appointment as a tenured, Full Professor in the University of California. Salary will be commensurate with background and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in scholarship and/or creative work, as well as exceptional leadership skills within a context that is both professional and academic. In addition, applicants must exhibit:

  • Sophisticated understanding of faculty governance and academic organizational structures.
  • Evidence of successful extra-institutional collaboration (ie.. community and industry partners, media arts organizations, scholarly and/or professional societies)
  • Active commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with relevant departments, interdisciplinary initiatives, research centers, and archives/libraries across the university.
  • Clear alignment with the goals of public education and UCLA's and FTVDM's historical commitment to serve the educational needs of underrepresented populations

    REQUIREMENTS: Terminal graduate degree or at least 8 years of professional work experience in a media-related discipline.

    The position will remain open until filled. Applications will be accepted beginning August 20, 2021, with full consideration given to applications received by November 15, 2021.


    To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06722


    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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    Working at University of California, Los Angeles

    UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

    The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

    The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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