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Lecturer - History of Animation – Department of Film and Media

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 7th, 2018
Last review date: June 6th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: May 3rd, 2019
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.


The Department of Film and Media seeks a Lecturer to teach History of Animation during the summer.

Students in this course will study the major currents in international animation from the pioneering work of silent-cinema animators through animé, independent avant-garde work, and major currents in international 3D animation. The course treats the best-known American animation studios during their golden age, but also explores international alternatives and evolving forms of digital animation. Additional information regarding this course and the Film and Media Summer Certificate program can be found here:

The instructor for the course will be responsible for preparing lecture content, leading class discussions, and evaluating student writing and exams. In addition to these teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and interacting with students outside of class time via email and campus web-based course resources.

Minimal qualifications (required at the time of application):
• Completed Masters, MFA, or equivalent degree in Film and/or Media Studies or a related field.

Additional qualifications (required by employment start date):
• Experience teaching at a university level

Salary: Commensurate with college teaching experience, in accordance with the current unit 18 lecturer salary scale and its provisions. The starting, 100% full-time (6-course) annual gross salary rate is currently $53,402, prorated for this course at 17%.

To apply please visit:

Please direct questions to: Mark Sandberg, Chair, Department of Film& Media (

Required application materials:
• Cover letter including a description of your specializations and how you meet the above qualifications and whether you are applying for Summer 2018, Summer 2019 or both.
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for three professional/academic references

While only contact information for references is required at the time of application, the department may later request letters from the finalists’ references. If requested, all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters provided via a third-party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting the letters.

The department may later request teaching statements and evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as past course syllabi, teaching evaluations, etc., but they are not required at time of application.

UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable. We encourage applications from individuals who contribute to diversity and higher education. The program is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching and service. 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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Including a description of your specializations and how you meet the above qualifications

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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