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Lecturer in Cinematography (Production) and/or Sound (Production and Post-Production) Film and Media Studies

Application Window

Open May 13th, 2021 through Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for part-time lecturer position(s) to teach on cinematography and/or sound topics in upper division undergraduate courses in Production in Film and Media Studies. Topics may include 1) Cinematography, 2) Sound: Production and Post-Production during the winter and spring quarters of 2021-2022 academic year. The full-time teaching load in the School of Humanities is eight courses per year; the annual full-time salary is $56,381.00, and the salary per course is $7,047.63.

Requirement: Applicants must have a MFA in Film Production or a related field in hand by June 30, 2021. preferred candidate will be an experienced practitioner with an MFA in Film Directing or Cinematography and/or Sound Production and Post-Production, with strong pedagogy expertise and professional contacts in industry, public, or independent media sectors, who will develop and teach cinematography-focused courses and/or sound-focused courses. Three years of university-level teaching experience in Film and Media Studies is preferred. Candidates with a specialization in community expression—that is, knowledge of the theory, practice, and history of community-based film movements—are especially welcomed. Candidates should be engaged in and committed to evolving media platforms and approaches to cinematography, sound, and media-making. Experience teaching the key competencies of cinematography is expected, i.e. digital camera systems, lighting, and set procedures, and/or key competencies of sound, i.e. digital sound recording, and sound editing.

The service period for the quarters:
Winter 2022
1/3/22 - 3/18/22
Spring 2022
3/23/22 - 6/10/22

Academic calendars may be found here:

Application Procedure – Submit the following materials via UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT, located at
• Letter of application describing research and teaching interests
• Curriculum Vitae
• Teaching Evaluations from 2 - 3 most recent courses taught
• Sample Syllabi
• Letters of Recommendation (2 letters minimum)
• Reflective Teaching Statement
• Inclusive Activities Statement
For guidelines on how to prepare a reflective teaching statement see
This statement should: Indicate the candidate’s teaching experiences to date, including experience with teaching undergraduates/graduate students, or other populations, as well as their areas of interest. Detail the candidate’s teaching approaches and philosophies, as to how they will engage in effective teaching strategies.

For guidelines on how to prepare an Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement:

The application deadline is June 17, 2021.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    MFA in Film Production or a related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA