Professor of Producing


UCLA - Department of Film, Television & Digital Media - Professor of Producing

The UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media seeks to hire a professor with a distinguished record who will bring fresh perspectives to the art and future of producing in the motion picture and television industries. Special consideration will be given to applicants who emphasize social responsibility and diversity in their creative work. We are looking for a candidate with expertise in all areas of producing – including development, production, budgeting, streaming, marketing and contracts and negotiation. Administrative experience within a research-intensive university or similarly complex environment in the industry is desirable. Our Producers Program is a small boutique program which boasts industry-experienced, award-winning roster faculty and lecturers who work with students in a “close up and personal” setting with a small number of accepted MFA students in each class. The ideal candidate will prepare the Producing Program students for careers in the entertainment business in varying fields including studio and independent production companies as well as talent management, streaming services, and digital media companies. A terminal degree relevant to a discipline or field within Film and Television and a record of scholarship and/or professional achievement worthy of designation as a Full Professor at UCLA is preferred.

A combination of ten years of professional experience and a minimum of three to five years of teaching experience is required. Tenure at a peer institution and academic administrative leadership experience are desirable but not required.

We are seeking applicants who qualify for an appointment to a Senate Faculty position in the University of California. A reasonable estimated salary range for the position is $130,000 - $240,200, inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary components.

The ideal candidate will have experience that demonstrates:

  • Evidence of excellence in creative work through a national profile of publicly exhibited work.
  • Evidence of active commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Clear alignment with the goals of public education and UCLA’s historical commitment to serve the educational needs of underrepresented populations
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty members across the department with regard to curriculum, admissions, faculty hiring and many other domains of departmental service
  • Willingness to serve the university and the profession

A CV, cover letter, statement of teaching, statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, names & contact information of 3 references.

Please address your materials to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Professor Phyllis Nagy.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, materials must be received by March 4th, 2024. Applications submitted after the review date of 03/04/24 will not be considered unless additional review dates are created.

The University of California, Los Angeles, and the Department of Theater are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of professional activities and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A combination of ten years of professional experience and a minimum of three to five years of teaching experience is required.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
  • Portfolio - portfolio should be uploaded as a PDF

Reference requirements

  • 3-4 required (contact information only)

the names of 3 references who may be contacted at a later date regarding your application

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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.