Assistant Professor - Editing - #21-15

California State University, Northridge
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Department: Cinema and Television Arts

Faculty Hire Number21-15

Rank:    Assistant Professor, Full-time, Tenure Track

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 23, 2021 (Contingent upon Provost’s approval and budget considerations)

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

About the College:

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 About the Department:

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CSUN’s highly regarded CSUN Department of Cinema and Television Arts is seeking an Assistant Professor with expertise in motion picture editing. 

You would teach intermediate and advanced courses in motion picture editing as well as courses in film and episodic television production. In addition to teaching, the position requires advising duties, including mentoring and advising students working on advanced level production projects, advising students on academic matters, participating in departmental activities such as portfolio review and senior showcase, and interfacing with the entertainment industry and related organizations. Teaching may be assigned in a secondary area of expertise. Reappointment, tenure, and promotion, emphasis will be placed on teaching effectiveness, scholarly and creative achievement, and service to the University and community. Faculty members are expected to contribute professionally at the state and national levels.


  • M.F.A. in Cinema-Television or related field from an accredited institution required at the time of hire. 
  • Professional experience in motion picture editing required. Membership in professional editing organizations desired.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience in motion picture editing required. Proficiency with Avid editing platform required. Avid Media Composer Instructor Certification required within six (6) months of employment. 
  • Ability to teach film and television episodic production coursework at the university or college level desired.  
  • Demonstrated experience working with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus and/or professional community required.   

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

All appointments are subject to Provost’s approval and budget considerations.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2021.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must 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 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 adresses diversity and inclusion.

How to Apply:

This institution is using Interfolio’s By Committee to conduct this search. Applicants for this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to:

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.

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General Information:

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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 Arts at (818) 677-3192.