Film and Digital Media Department: Digital Media Production and Critical Studies Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

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Recruitment Period
Open August 1st, 2018 through Monday, Jun 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by June 1st, 2020, you will have until June 30th, 2020 to complete your application.

The Film and Digital Media Department [] at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers who may be appointed to teach courses in the areas of digital media production and/or the critical study of digital media.

Qualified applicants with university teaching experience or who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the FDM undergraduate and graduate programs (Ph.D. and Social Documentation M.F.A) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum $7188 (based on the annual salary $57,509 listed in the 2018-19 salary scales) per 5-unit course during the academic year. The campus operates on a schedule of three eleven-week quarters per academic year. A full time appointment is based upon an eight-course equivalency.


M.F.A. or M.A. (or equivalent foreign degree) in digital media, digital art, or a similar creative practice or critical studies field at the time of application; OR a demonstrated record of creative work as evidenced by exhibitions in museums, galleries, film and new media festivals, public television or other venues and/or a record of publications at the time of application.
Teaching experience.
Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters), but they may also be made during Summer Session.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00565-19P in all correspondence.


Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications, interest in the position, and the courses that you are qualified to teach (required). View current Film and Digital Media courses at and Social Documentation courses at
Curriculum vitae (required).
Three samples of recent scholarly and/or creative work (required). For moving image work, please upload a PDF with a description and link to the sample. In the case of moving image work, each PDF should only include a description and link to one sample.
Sample syllabi (a minimum of one is required and a maximum of two will be accepted).
Evaluations of teaching (optional, a maximum of three sets of course evaluations will be accepted).
Reference Requirement
Applicants must provide the names and contact information for three references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.