Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) and Lecturer/ Instructor
(Non-Tenure Track), Narrative Design
Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
The University of the Pacific invites applications for an Assistant
Professor (tenure-track) and a three-year renewable
Lecturer/Instructor (non-tenure-track) position in Narrative
Design. Up to two (2) positions may be available, one (1) tenure
track and one (1) non-tenure track.
The College of the Pacific is hiring across multiple fields this
year and seeks to bring in a cohort of new faculty to build upon
and elevate our existing interdisciplinary focus areas: Environment
and sustainability; Law and policy; Physical and mental health and
wellness; Communications, art and design. The successful candidate
in the Department of Art, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) will
collaborate with colleagues to further develop student-centered
programs in one or more of those interdisciplinary areas. In
addition to teaching a range of courses within the AMPD Department,
the successful candidate will teach in the College's first-year
seminar program, develop general education courses with broad
appeal, and advance a narrative design curriculum across different
media. Our faculty are dedicated teachers, mentors and advisors who
value collaboration and who develop innovative pedagogies to
enhance student learning in addition to engaging actively in
scholarship and service. We are excited to welcome new colleagues
who are eager to be part of our vibrant academic community and to
contribute to the College's growth and development.
The BA in Media X is an interdisciplinary major designed for
students who are interested in pursuing creative combinations of
coursework in subjects such as graphic design, English, business,
theater arts, digital and visual art, film studies, communication,
computer science and engineering, and music industries. The
Department of Art, Media, Performance and Design provides the BFA
degree with the concentrations in Art and Graphic Design, and a BA
degree in Media X as well as minors in Art History, Graphic Design,
Media X, Studio Art, Film Studies and Theater.
The Department of Art, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) is
committed to excellence in undergraduate education, offering future
artists, designers, performers and media makers a rewarding program
in a personal, supportive and collaborative environment. Our
department is integrated within the College of the Pacific's
distinctive liberal arts program, the historical hallmark of our
Full time tenure track faculty teach a minimum of twenty (20) units
(typically 5 courses) per year, advise students, conduct
research/creative activities and participate in departmental and
program service. One (1) of the classes serves the university
Full time non-tenure track faculty teach a minimum of twenty-four
(24) units (typically 6-7 courses depending on units) per year,
advise students, participate in departmental and program service.
Coursework may include foundation, intermediate and advanced
courses in art and media. Relevant professional experience is a
The ideal candidates for the Narrative Design positions would
demonstrate the ability to teach courses in some of the following
areas:, interactive design, game design, filmmaking, VFX/motion
graphics, or 3D animation contributing to BA in Media X
The College of the Pacific is also conducting searches for
tenure-track assistant professors in Biological Sciences;
Communication; Health and Exercise Sciences; Media X (multimedia
design and production); Psychology; and Sociology. We seek to bring
in a strong cohort of dynamic colleagues to join our current
faculty in building on our existing strengths and developing
programs, curricula and learning experiences that prepare our
students for success.
- Master’s Degree in animation, film, interactive design, VFX,
digital media or relevant fields.
- Teaching Experience in digital media.
- Evidence of teaching experience as instructor of record in
- Evidence of creative activity and/or research.
- Evidence of professional experience.
- Interest in interdisciplinary learning, making, and/or
- Interest in multi-cultural and/or cross-disciplinary visual
- Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse
backgrounds and cultures.
- Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity,
and inclusion in a university setting.
- Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices
and knowledge in their work.
University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and
inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and
employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that
demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways
socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality,
socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and
The physical demands described here are representative but not
definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Schedule is dependent on department need.
We will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2023, and the
posting will remain open until both vacancies have been
To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/26353
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In
compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is
committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff
and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in
the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and
veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy,
gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical