Loyola Marymount University - Assistant Professor of Film and Television Production (Cinematography)


Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in Cinematography in their Department of Film and Television Production. This is a full-time faculty role with a competitive salary and benefits. MFA is required. The position is anticipated to start in August 2022.

The successful candidate will be skilled in both the theory and practice of digital and film-based image capture, and will demonstrate an ability to think, work, and teach across traditional, contemporary, and emerging media modes of production (fiction and non-fiction). Also preferred is knowledge of image design and capture for virtual production and other emerging techniques including, but not limited to, augmented reality, 360 video, and visual effects (e.g. motion capture/compositing) in their most prevalent forms.

Areas of teaching in cinematography, both at the graduate and undergraduate level, include: introductory, intermediate, and advanced cinematography as well as electives. The candidate will be expected to participate in expanding cinematography offerings beyond our already established courses with a particular emphasis on offerings that correspond to the technological developments made in the motion picture arts and media production industries. The candidate will be expected to teach the required full-time teaching load of three (3) courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach, continue their creative work, and provide service to the University.

LMU’s School Film and Television is a Top Ten Film School located in the heart of Los Angeles with a new state-of-the-art facility in Silicon Beach. SFTV provides a comprehensive graduate and undergraduate education through small class size, creative collaboration, and a launch into the industry. The LMU community is comprised of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse storytelling from traditionally untapped populations.

The Production Department and School of Film and Television jointly desire to identify expert individuals from diverse backgrounds and/or experiences to join the college’s faculty. Inclusive excellence is a critical part of the university’s mission and a key pedagogical dimension of the college. Accordingly, all applicants must have a desire to teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, ability, culture, academic interests, and career paths.

This position requires a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-racism along with interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. To that end, we will ask candidates to submit a statement discussing how they approach DEI-A and interdisciplinarity in their scholarship, teaching and professional work. The position will be grounded in a home department with primary disciplinary teaching responsibility, and the expected collaborative sensibilities of informing students in the adjacent departments and units in the school.

Degree Requirements:
MFA in Film/TV Production or a related field is required.

Prior Teaching Experience (YEARS)
Previous teaching experience required – either university-level or industry professional workshops.

Required Documents
Please submit a cover letter, CV, a link to film portfolio with representative works, a DEI-A statement, and the names and email addresses of three references who would be willing to supply a letter of recommendation via the LMU HR Jobs Portal at https://jobs.lmu.edu. Preference will be given to applications submitted prior to November 15th. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Cover Letter
Link to portfolio with representative works
DEI-A Statement
Names and email addresses of three references

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