Assistant or Associate Professor of Screen Arts

California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 08, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Communication Division at the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant or associate professor rank in Screen Arts beginning August 1, 2021. Seaver College is a residential Christian liberal arts college of approximately 3,400 students situated in Malibu, California.

The successful candidate will teach intermediate and advanced production courses, supervise co-curricular student productions, and provide academic leadership in the major. Applicants should have teaching experience in two or more of the following: directing, editing, cinematography, law, visual effects, documentary, narrative filmmaking, or TV/Web production. We seek a colleague who understands the role of faith and the liberal arts in training good storytellers with the foundational skills to enter media industries. Seaver College values innovative teaching, faculty/student mentorship, an established record of peer reviewed research or creative production, and support for the university's Christian mission and liberal arts tradition. Applicants should reflect on their active participation in a community of faith when describing their response to the Seaver College Mission.  Experience with institutional assessment and curriculum development is preferable. A Ph.D. or terminal degree in Media, Communication, or a related field must be earned by August 1, 2021 when the position officially begins.

Additional information on the application process is available at or to apply now, please click [Apply].  A background check will be required as a condition of employment.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020, with a priority deadline of November 30, 2020. Review will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Sarah Stone Watt (
Divisional Dean of Communication
Dr. John Watson (
Chair, Screen Arts Search Committee
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4211