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Cinema Instructor

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Pasadena City College
Location
Pasadena
Salary
$7,471.29 - $11,097.09 Monthly

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Pasadena City College is hiring a full-time, tenure-track Cinema Instructor commencing with the 2023-24 academic year. Ten months, 100% - Tenure-track positions beginning August 2023. The focus will be on teaching courses in film history, film aesthetics and may also include screenwriting, film production and film post-production.

We are committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, including those of every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, regardless of background and level of preparation. We are looking for candidates with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented demographics in the sciences who can create a welcoming classroom culture and positively engage in our diverse student population.

At Pasadena City College (PCC) we celebrate and respect the racial, social, economic, academic and cultural diversity including students with different ability statuses.

  • We seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and/or service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice.
  • We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understanding of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities.
  • Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and engagement that incorporates working with historically marginalized populations.
  • We seek candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming classroom culture that positively engages and impacts our racially and socially diverse student population.
  • We seek applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the College's mission, vision, and core values.


  • We are committed to achieving equally high outcomes for all students. Successful candidates will share our vision and will work with us to help all students, regardless of background and level of preparation, achieve their educational goals. PCC is a designated Hispanic-serving institution that takes great responsibility in serving our Latinx students while also supporting Black, Asian American and Pacific Islander and Indigenous students towards their educational attainment and economic well-being. Pasadena City College prides itself on faculty contributions through active participation in college-wide governance and the decision-making process.


    RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CINEMA INSTRUCTOR:

    • Assist in grant writing activities such as the Strong Workforce Program (SWP) and Perkins grant awards.
    • Program recruitment and outreach to service area high schools and other organizations.
    • Assist in yearly program Advisory committee meetings.
    • Teach classes in this discipline/area
    • Participate in professional development activities that support best practices for teaching a diverse population of both major and non-major students
    • Participate in the evaluation, revision, and development of the curriculum
    • Participate in the recruitment, outreach, and development of internship opportunities for students
    • Participate with faculty to develop and assess student learning outcomes. Use the results to improve teaching and learning
    • Undertake the divisional and professional responsibilities of a regular faculty member
    • Participate in divisional and college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities




    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

    • Demonstrated knowledge of film history, film aesthetics
    • Demonstrated knowledge of film production, film post-production
    • Demonstrated knowledge of screenwriting
    • Demonstrated knowledge of film industry business practices
    • Ability to adapt varying pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of students with differing learning modalities and abilities
    • Knowledge of current practices in distance education including learning management systems such as Canvas
    • Experience with Student Learning Outcomes and assessment methods
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and other members of the campus community
    • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with students of varying academic preparation and learning styles
    • Knowledgeable about culturally sustaining pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African American, Latinx, and Indigenous groups who are historically underrepresented and underserved
    • Recent experience working with minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shapes patterns of participation and outcomes
    • Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Experience and proficiency in current teaching and learning techniques
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master's degree in Film/Cinema and Media Studies, Film, Television, and Media Studies, Drama/Theater, Mass Communication
    OR
    • Bachelor's degree in any of the above
    AND
    • Master's degree in Visual Studies, Media Studies, English, or Communication
    OR
    • The equivalent

    Degree must be shown as conferred on transcript. Some degrees may require equivalency. When equivalency is requested, the file will be reviewed by PCC's Equivalency Committee. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide ample documentation to support equivalent qualifications.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Successful experience writing grants
    • Minimum of three years of professional experience in any or all of these areas: producing, directing, screenwriting, film production, film post-production
    • Ability to teach courses in the business of film
    • Minimum of five (5) years teaching experience at the college or university level including at least three (3) years teaching in the cinema discipline including any of these areas film aesthetics, film history, film production, film post-production
    • Possess current California community college certification to teach distance learning classes
    THE ASSIGNMENT:Ten Months, 100% - Tenure-track position beginning August 2023.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • Successful completion of livescan clearance and TB screening
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per government codes 3100-3109
  • Meeting applicable eligibility requirements under CalPERS or CalSTRS if you are a current or former member
  • Board of Trustees approval



  • APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. Applications completed and received by 11:59 p.m. on February 24, 2023 will receive full consideration.

    Please keep in mind the following:
  • If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through the Applicant Tracking Software (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Positions are full-time (100%) and "open until filled," unless otherwise stated.

  • The college president will conduct a final interview and recommend a candidate to the Board of Trustees.

    Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete.
    If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at 626.585.7388. Applicants may expect to be notified approximately 4 – 5 weeks following the closing date as to the status of their application. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:For full consideration, all of the following must be submitted along with the online application. An incomplete application packet will not be forwarded to the hiring committee for review.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Cover Letter addressing qualifications for this position. Please discuss the ways you meet each of the points listed under "The Responsibilities," "Minimum Qualifications," "Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities" and "Desirable/Preferred Qualifications. Include an Equity, diversity, and inclusion statement that describes your past and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage. Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted.PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
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    Organization

    The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

    Institutional Core Values

    As an institution committed to successful student learning in an environment of intellectual freedom, Pasadena City College is guided by the following essential, enduring and shared values:

    A Passion for Learning

    A Commitment to Integrity

    An Appreciation for Diversity

    A Respect for Collegiality

    A Recognition of Our Heritage of Excellence

    Academic programs: 60 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Career and Technical programs: 76 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Lifelong learning programs: 25 program areas with evening and weekend classes

    Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

    Offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, Certificates of Achievement and Occupational Skills Certificates

    Recognized for:

    • High student transfer rate
    • Honors at Entrance Scholarship awards and nearly $28 million in student scholarships and financial aid

    Number of Employees:

    • 435 faculty, librarians, counselors and administrators;
    • 625 adjunct faculty
    • 382 maintenance, trades, professional, clerical, and management

    Employment

    We are looking for faculty, administrators, and support staff who will help us meet our educational goals of providing students with:

    • excellence in education in a learning-centered environment, 
    • high-quality support services, and
    • a campus climate that embraces diversity.

    We are proud of our excellence. We invite you to contribute to our tradition of excellence and to apply for available positions in the Academic, Classified, Adjunct Faculty, and Management categories.

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