Department Chair – Department of Film, Television and
The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television invites
applications for the Chair of the Department of Film, Television
& Digital Media (FTVDM). We seek candidates who will provide
proven academic leadership and administrative skills, a vision for
the future of media education, and a commitment to collaborating
with faculty and the Dean to support student success and welfare
across a multitude of distinct programs.
We are especially interested in candidates who will actively
contribute to the pursuit of diversity, equity and inclusion in the
department. This includes a diversity of viewpoints, cultural
backgrounds, and experiences/practices of the department as well as
a firm and demonstrated track record of commitment to equity and
FTVDM is invested in both scholars and makers, and we welcome
candidates who bring a robust agenda of research and/or creative
practice with an ability to support both equally.
In addition to overseeing the administrative/academic operations
of the department, the Chair will lead the way in implementing a
renewed vision for FTVDM. This will include providing support and
mentorship for faculty, as well as spearheading strategic
initiatives that will require inspiration, innovation, and
For further description of job duties, please consult page 9 of
the FTVDM Bylaws (https://ucla.app.box.com/s/d930us1iy579l753oftdqzinuwjyd0fi)
and UCLA’S Academic Personnel Manual, Section 245, Appendix A.
RANK/SALARY: We are seeking applicants who qualify for
appointment as a tenured, Full Professor in the University of
California. Salary will be commensurate with background and
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must demonstrate evidence of
excellence in scholarship and/or creative work, as well as
exceptional leadership skills within a context that is both
professional and academic. In addition, applicants must
- Sophisticated understanding of faculty governance and academic
• Evidence of successful extra-institutional collaboration (ie..
community and industry partners, media arts organizations,
scholarly and/or professional societies)
• Active commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
• Ability to collaborate effectively with relevant departments,
interdisciplinary initiatives, research centers, and
archives/libraries across the university.
• Clear alignment with the goals of public education and UCLA’s and
FTVDM’s historical commitment to serve the educational needs of
REQUIREMENTS: Terminal graduate degree or at least 8 years of
professional work experience in a media-related discipline.
The position will remain open until filled. Applications will be
accepted beginning August 20, 2021, with full consideration given
to applications received by November 15, 2021.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the
complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative
action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action
Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06722