Cleveland State University — Assistant Professor of Film & Media Arts

Position Description: The School of Film and Media Arts at Cleveland State University is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Film & Media Arts – Post-production and Production, starting August 22, 2022. CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student-focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all. The position requires teaching five undergraduate courses per year, engagement in usual university service, and sustained development of creative work demonstrated through a substantial exhibition record and other forms of professional recognition including scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • MFA in film or a related field
  • Two years of successful teaching experience at the university level
  • Three years of professional industry experience
  • Ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the CSU community

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A strong professional background and experience in multiple aspects of post-production including digital effects and motion graphics
  • A strong familiarity with the production techniques needed for compositing, and a familiarity with video production basics
  • Prior teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness demonstrated through syllabi, student evaluations, and a successful body of student work
  • The ability to teach a broad variety of film and media arts courses particularly beginning and advanced editing, beginning, intermediate and advanced level visual effects, and beginning level production 
  • The ability to teach animation, sound design, graphics or other specialty areas within the discipline

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. Statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness 
  6. Complete contact information for three references (including name, organizational affiliation, address, e-mail address, and telephone number)
  7. Unofficial transcripts
  8. 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 email application materials will not be accepted.  

The review of applications will begin February 1, 2022 and remain open until filled. Questions should be directed to Frederic Lahey, Search Committee Chair at

Applicant Instructions 

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. 

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.