Lecturer, Food Studies - Making Films about Food University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06549
The UCLA Food Studies Program unit seeks a lecturer for Fall 2021 (AY 2021-22) to teach a community-engaged upper-division undergraduate course in the Food Studies program and to facilitate connecting students to community partners. Given the interdisciplinary and evolving nature of the field, Food Studies at UCLA is looking for our instructors to represent multiple perspectives, and we encourage applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds to apply.
This introductory course in documentary video production will focus on screening, discussion, making, and distributing films about food in Los Angeles. Students will explore industrial farming, ranching, and different strategies for creating more sustainable food pathways. Students will also look at social media communication strategies to help think through intervention in the face of historically entrenched industrial food production and regulations, which remain favorable to mass-produced, processed food items.
In this community-engaged course, students will work in teams to create short films about one of several partner organizations in Los Angeles that advocate for healthy, local, sustainable food and/or food practices.
UCLA has a diverse student population in one of the more diverse cities in the nation; we particularly seek candidates who have taught similarly diverse students in a major research university.
An advanced degree from an accredited university
College-level teaching experience
Knowledge within the field of food studies or related fields
Knowledge and training within the field of filmmaking (ideally documentary/short films)
Experience in teaching filmmaking
Experience with film equipment and film editing software
At least three years of college-level teaching experience
Knowledge and experience in community-engaged teaching
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be capable of delivering high-quality instruction to a diverse student body
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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.