Professor of Production

UCLA Department of Film Television & Digital Media

Los Angeles, CA 90095




Mar 03, 2023

Position title: Professor of Production
Salary range: A reasonable estimated salary range for the position is $107,800 - $240,200, inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary components.

Open date: February 8, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

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UCLA - Department of Film, Television & Digital Media - Professor of Production

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television invites applications for a tenured faculty position in the Department of Film, Television & Digital Media (FTVDM). We seek a professor in the production area with a specialization in either narrative directing or post-production. Additional expertise in other areas of the production curriculum –including documentary, cinematography, experimental, and digital media – is welcome.

We are eager to consider candidates who have made work in the independent sector as well as the commercial sector; who work collaboratively as well as individually. Special consideration will be given to applicants who emphasize social responsibility and diversity in their creative work.

All applicants must be able to lead students through a range of creative and practical approaches to making films with consideration for the relationships between creativity, storytelling and production feasibility. The position involves teaching skill-specific and project-oriented courses. We seek a dynamic artist/teacher who is committed to training the next generation of film/media professionals.

Ten years of professional experience and five years of teaching experience is required. A terminal graduate degree (MFA or Ph.D) is preferred. Tenure at a peer institution and academic administrative leadership experience are desirable but not required.

We are seeking applicants who qualify for an appointment to a Senate Faculty position in the University of California. A reasonable estimated salary range for the position is $107,800 - $240,200, inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary components.

A CV, cover letter, statement of teaching, statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, names & contact information of 3 references and digital portfolio are required.
Please address your materials to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Professor Amy Villarejo.
The position will remain open until filled, For full consideration, materials must be received by March 31, 2023.

The University of California, Los Angeles, and the Department of Film, Television & Digital Media are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of professional activities and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Ten years of professional experience and five years of teaching experience is required

Document requirements
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Teaching
• Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.
• Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
• Portfolio - portfolio should be uploaded as a PDF
Reference requirements
• 3-4 required (contact information only)
the names of 3 references who may be contacted at a later date regarding your application

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
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 Policy.

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The ideal candidate will have experience that demonstrates:
1. Evidence of excellence in creative work through a national profile of publicly exhibited work.
2. Evidence of active commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
3. Clear alignment with the goals of public education and UCLA’s historical commitment to serve the educational needs of underrepresented populations
4. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty members across the department with regard to curriculum, admissions, faculty hiring and many other domains of departmental service
5. Willingness to serve the university and the profession

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