Adjunct Professor (Online and Face-to-Face) –
Communication, Dance, Digital Media/Storytelling, Gaming &
Interactive Design, and Graphic Design
Date Available: Rolling
Status: Review start date is immediately,
but all applications will continue to be received and reviewed.
Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), a private Christian
institution located in West Palm Beach, Florida, seeks Adjunct
Professors for online and face-to-face instruction in the following
- Digital Media/Storytelling
- Gaming & Interactive Design
- Graphic Design
The candidates will further enhance the excellence and vitality
of the Departments in accordance with the University mission. These
programs of study are located in the College of the Arts, which
includes Cinema, Communication, Dance, Digital Media, Gaming and
Interactive Design, Graphic Design, Journalism, Music, Public
Relations, Sports Broadcasting, Theatre, Visual Art, and the
Preparatory Department, a non-academic initiative offering K-12
instruction in music, dance, and children’s theatre.
- Communication Applicants
- Teach online undergraduate Communication courses which include
Communication Theory, Speech & Civil Discourse, Media Studies,
and Strategic Communication.
- Dance Applicants
- Teach online undergraduate courses in Dance History.
- Digital Media/Storytelling Applicants
- Teach online undergraduate courses such as Introduction to
Media, Social Media, Advertising Production, and History of
- Gaming & Interactive Design Applicants
- Teach online undergraduate courses such as Game Development,
Game Production, Game Storytelling, Level Design for 2D & 3D
Games, Game Worlds & System Design, and Game User Experience
Design & Research.
- Graphic Design Applicants
- Teach online and/or face-to-face undergraduate courses such as
Foundations of Art & Design, Digital Graphics, Graphic Design,
and Web Design.
Summary of Job Duties
- Teach material from the approved curriculum by an assigned
- Assist students in achieving completion of objectives and
- Provide regular and timely feedback to students.
- Create weekly video lectures (as appropriate).
- Create weekly agenda videos and/or descriptive written
announcements in Canvas.
- Involvement in student discussion boards (as appropriate).
- Timely grading of all course assessments.
- Personalized written feedback on graded assignments.
- Ph.D. or Master's Degree with at least eighteen credit hours in
the selected discipline at the graduate level.
- Ability to integrate Christian faith and scholarship.
- Successful track record of online course development and
instruction as measured by student and administration
The online positions do not require a South Florida
The successful candidates will possess the soft skills and hard
standards to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of
students and colleagues and will have a demonstrated commitment to
creating, fostering and sustaining a culture that celebrates
entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration in and out of the
classroom. These individuals will excel in attention to detail,
effective oral and written communication, consensus building,
creative problem solving, professionalism, and intrinsic work
ethic. The self-motivated candidates will bring the inspiration and
enthusiasm required to advance creative momentum, ensuring the
Department’s achievements are broadcast widely and
Founded in 1968, Palm Beach Atlantic University is an
interdenominational Christian institution with over 3,400 students
in 60 academic undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.
PBA’s programs are framed by a Christian worldview that is guided
by accomplished experts and delivered in the breathtaking setting
of West Palm Beach, Florida. PBA’s graduates launch lives of
character, meaning, and accomplishment. From its presence in the
academic curriculum, to weekly chapel, to service learning and
mission trips, the faith-based foundation shapes the student
experience and prepares them with the kind of ethical, principled
outlook that today’s employers value.
Palm Beach Atlantic University’s offerings are proven and
respected by top employers and elite graduate institutions. Its
programs, such as the Frederick M. Supper Honors Program, offer
distinctive, elevated learning opportunities. In addition, PBA’s
six Centers of Excellence deepen students’ knowledge and skills and
add dimension to the learning experience through distinctive
programming, travel, fellowship, internship and networking
opportunities. Through PBA’s unique Workship Program,
students are able to improve communities locally, around South
Florida or in countries across the globe by building homes for
those in need, assisting with natural disaster recovery efforts,
tutoring and mentoring students in after school programs, and
packing meals for families living in underserved communities. To
date, PBA students have volunteered 3.3 million hours of service
through Workship. Additionally, in Fall 2020 the
Wordship Program joins the PBA traditions of Worship and
Workship to cultivate a practice of using our words wisely
to edify others, including those with whom we disagree, as a form
of worship. These three practices are the foundational,
three-legged stool upon which the integration of faith and
academics rests. In an effort to further recognize and
celebrate our differences, the Council for Intercultural Engagement
was created to foster a climate of trust and respect as it helps
students, faculty, staff, and alumni to think differently about
various cultures and diversity through a variety of unique
Students attending PBA find a fun, energetic and
opportunity-rich destination with 40+ student-run clubs providing
the chance to develop important teamwork and leadership skills. PBA
offers some of the finest learning resources and facilities with
state-of-the-art medical simulation labs; an 86,000 square-foot
Warren Library; the John & Sheila Rinker Sports Center and is
part of PBA’s 78-acre Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic
Complex, and Watson Hall, a 163,000 square-foot, eight-story
residence hall opened in Fall 2020.
For more information about the university go to www.pba.edu
West Palm Beach, Florida residents are surrounded by the
unparalleled opportunities of South Florida. In addition to the
natural beauty of its location on the Intracoastal Waterway, PBA
offers endless professional opportunities, world-class cultural
outlets, and exceptional shopping districts just minutes from
One can find outdoor recreation at the Everglades, Lake Trail or
MacArthur Beach State Park and more than 50 miles of pristine
beaches nearby. Residents can also play a round of golf at any of
the area’s more than 160 golf courses, catch the pro sports action
of the NFL’s Dolphins, NBA’s Heat, MLB’s Marlins and NHL’s Panthers
or take in a concert at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
West Palm Beach is also home to an eclectic and appetizing food
scene, with cuisines representing everything from Caribbean and
Cuban to Asian, German and Portuguese. With nearly 20 churches of
various denominations located just minutes from the PBA campus,
employees have an outstanding opportunity to become involved in a
local faith community.
West Palm Beach is a city of approximately 100,000 located
within Palm Beach County, which has 1.5 million residents. Located
along Florida’s Atlantic Ocean coast, West Palm Beach offers
appealing weather and year-round access to smooth-sand beaches and
some of the nation’s most enticing waterways and is located a short
drive to some of Florida's fabulous cities: Fort Lauderdale is 1
hour away; Miami is 1.5 hours; Key Largo is 2 hours, and Orlando is
2.5 hours away. Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is located
less than three miles from PBA’s campus, and was recently ranked #1
in the U.S. for shortest overall wait times at TSA checkpoints.
West Palm Beach is also a stop on the Brightline passenger
high-speed rail system that connects Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and
Applications for Adjunct Faculty positions must include:
- A letter of application
- Resume or Curriculum vitae
- Unofficial copies of all transcripts
- Statement of your teaching philosophy
- Statement indicating how you have previously or intend to
intentionally integrate a Christian theistic worldview in the
- Completed & signed Adjunct Faculty Applicant
Please visit https://www.pba.edu/human-resources/adjunct-positions.html
to complete the application process.