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Illustration - Tenure Track Faculty

California Baptist University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 2, 2023

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Position Information

Position Title
Illustration - Tenure Track Faculty

Position Summary

The College of Architecture, Visual Arts, and Design ( CAVAD ) at California Baptist University seeks highly motivated applicants with an entrepreneurial spirit for the position of full-time tenure-track faculty in Illustration. CAVAD is an established multi-faceted design college dedicated to the integration of Christian thought and values; cutting-edge design pedagogy; and reflective inter-disciplinary practice.

CBU is faith-based institution, affiliated with the California Southern Baptist tradition. Collaboration between the College disciplines of Fine Art, Film, Graphic Design, and Interior Design is ongoing. CBU is a Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) and serves a diverse constituency of emerging professionals.

This tenure-track track position seeks a candidate who will serve as a digital and traditional medium studio teaching faculty for a growing Illustration program.

Pay Range

The compensation for this appointment will range from $70,000-$90,000 annually and reflects what California Baptist University reasonably expects to pay for this faculty appointment. Actual compensation may vary based on the qualifications and experience of the applicant, as well as market conditions. In addition to wages, CBU offers a robust suite of employee benefits.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

1) Terminal degree ( MFA, or Ph.D.) in Illustration related field, or non-terminal degree in Illustration plus notable professional experience;
2) Teaching experience at the collegiate level;
3) An existing or developing research / creative practice agenda that will expand or enrich the college’s pedagogy;
4) A history of service to the profession and/or the broader community;
5) Previous leadership in professional or academic arenas;
6) Interest in participating in and fostering cross-disciplinary inquiry across design disciplines.
7) Creative Portfolio submission is required through “Other Document” link in application.

Teaching Responsibilities

The program seeks candidates with university teaching experience and/or critical practice experience. Candidates should be prepared to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate level, including courses in traditional and digital illustration, visual development, and technical drawing courses. Candidates will be able to successfully demonstrate their ability to teach in a professionally focused program while providing program level leadership.

Nondiscrimination Statement

State and Federal law permit California Baptist University to discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to either State or Federal law.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a Christian?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you attend church regularly?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If no, please explain (required):

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with the fundamental doctrines and practices of the California Southern Baptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message dated June 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)
    • Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)
    • No (I am in conflict or not familiar)
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Christian Experience Essay
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

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