Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Post-Production

Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 27, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Post-Production

Cleveland State University

The School of Film & Media Arts at Cleveland State University seeks an energetic student-focused Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Post-Production. The successful candidate will be a team player who is dedicated to student success, and who brings a breadth of knowledge of contemporary post-production processes.

The School of Film & Media Arts is the first stand-alone film school in the state of Ohio, initially funded by a start-up grant of $7.5 million from the Ohio state legislature to support the $40 million film production tax incentives. The school has a 72 credit BFA program focused on the creation of original work with six tracks: Writing and Directing, Writing and Producing, Acting and Directing, Cinematography, Post-Production and Interactive Media located on the top floor of the Idea Center building. The state-of-the-art 36,000 square foot facilities include a 10gb network, an Avid Nexis media server, two 21 station iMac teaching labs, edit suites, open edit lab, two sound stages designed by Bastien and Associates, and spectacular views of the city and Lake Erie.

Job Summary
The School of Film and Media Arts at Cleveland State University is seeking applications for a full-time, one year Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Post-Production starting August 16, 2021. This position will teach four courses per semester and engage in service duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• Masters’ degree in film or a related field
• Successful teaching experience at the university level
• Ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the CSU community

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred qualifications include an MFA in film and a strong background and experience in several aspects of post-production including digital effects and motion graphics. Prior teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness demonstrated through a successful body of student work is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate should be able to teach a broad variety of film and media arts courses particularly beginning and advanced editing, as well as beginning, intermediate and advanced VFX. Professional experience and the ability to teach animation, sound design, graphics or other specialty areas within the discipline is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants are invited to submit:
1. Cover letter
2. Detailed curriculum vitae
3. Production list/exhibition record with links to viewable work
4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
5. Complete contact information for three references (including name, organizational affiliation, address, e-mail address and telephone number)
6. Unofficial transcripts
7. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement

Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community.

Applications will be exclusively accepted online at   Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Application Deadline June 11, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.