Academic/Faculty, Arts/Humanities, Performing Arts
Department: Cinema and Television Arts
Faculty Hire Number: 21-17
Rank: Assistant Professor, Full-time, Tenure-track
Effective Date of Appointment: August 25, 2021 (Contingent upon Provost’s approval and budget considerations)
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications
CSUN’s Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
The Department of Cinema and Television Arts has an open faculty position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Entertainment Media Management. We seek a skilled entertainment media professional with successful college level teaching experience for a growing Entertainment Media Management Option.
Candidates must be active in their field, witha strong record of professional achievement. Expansive and deep knowledge and proficiency in the areas of program development or entertainment media law and regulations is preferred.
Qualifications for hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor:
Terminal degree (Ph.D., MBA, MFA) from an accredited institution in related field preferred. A candidate with a non-terminal degree, but with significant, high-level professional achievement may be considered for the position.
Demonstrated successful teaching experience in media and/or entertainment industry management (programming, audience research, station/network operations, program development, sales and/or talent management) at the university or college level preferred.
Demonstrated evidence of substantial professional experience in media and/or entertainment industry management preferred. Experience in program development, or entertainment media law and regulations
Interest in developing interdisciplinary programs with other units in the University.
Willingness to participate in the university’s commitment to obtaining research and creative activity support from federal, state, corporate, and foundation sponsored programs desired.
Demonstrated experience working with an ethnically and culturally diverse community
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.
All positions are contingent upon Provost’s approval and budget considerations.
Teaching intermediate and advanced courses in media and entertainment industry management, media regulations, audience research, media sales/marketing, media programming, program development, talent management and/or broadcast history. Conduct research and/or professional activity in the field of media and entertainment management. Advise students and participate in faculty governance. For purposes of reappointment, tenure, and promotion, emphasis will be placed on teaching effectiveness, scholarly and/or professional achievement, and service to the University and community. Faculty are expected to contribute professionally at the state and national levels.
Teaching may be assigned in a second area of expertise appropriate to the qualifications of the candidate, including courses in the General Education Curriculum.
Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae to the address below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide current letters of recommendation, verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates, a portfolio of creative/scholarly works, and a written statement addressing how your approach to teaching includes diversity.
This institution is using Interfolio’s By Committee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to: http://apply.interfolio.com/82034.
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The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) 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.
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at (818) 677-3192.
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