Position Title: Faculty and Program
Director of the B.A. in Animation and Visual Effects, Assistant,
Associate, or Full Professor of Cinematic Arts
Position Tracking Number: F679
School/College: School of Visual and
Performing Arts/ College of the Arts
Department: Cinematic Arts
Location: Azusa campus
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive Christian university
located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading
Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University
grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an
intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and
internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs
within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is
classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University,
recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed
to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100
bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and
at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU
continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best
Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
The College of the Arts (COTA) has made significant strides in
advancing our mission of being a premiere college on the world
stage focused on creating exceptional artistry grounded in
authentic Christian faith. Through the innovation and dedication of
COTA’s scholar-practitioner faculty, nearly 750 arts majors and 150
arts minors are shaped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to
follow their passion and fulfill their vocational calling across
the disciplines of cinema, design, music, theater, and visual
The Department of Cinematic Arts in the College of the Arts
invites applications for the position of the Program Director of
the B.A. in Animation and Visual Effects.
The Department of Cinematic Arts houses five undergraduate
majors – a B.A. in Animation and Visual Effects, a B.A. in
Cinematic Arts, a BFA in Cinematic Arts Production, a B.A. in Games
and Interactive Media, and a B.A. in Screenwriting – and an online
M.A. in Screenwriting.
The Program Director directs the B.A. in Animation and Visual
Effects, teaches in the program, ensures academic excellence and
innovation in the program, and coordinates the program’s curriculum
and adjunct faculty. The Program Director reports to the Chair
of the Department of Cinematic Arts and works with the department
chair on faculty recruitment and development, program assessment
and curriculum development, student recruitment and retention,
development, and budget management.
This position will teach undergraduate courses and will
coordinate affairs of the B.A. in Animation and Visual Effects with
the assistance of the department chair and the undergraduate
associate dean. Applicants should demonstrate an active career in
animation or related media. Additional responsibilities
Work with college and university
leadership to recruit and retain students.
Active participation in service to
the University through committee participation, School and/or
University level as well as service to the broader professional
Maintain active professional
Advance the APU mission, vision, and
Other duties as assigned by the
May need to work at alternative
Regional Campuses or Sites.
Level: Assistant, Associate, or Full
Qualifications: Earned terminal degree in
Animation and/or Visual Effects or equivalent professional
experience, and a commitment to teaching excellence and industry
Experience: Experience in
higher-education teaching in Animation and/or Visual Effects or
equivalent professional experience.
Workload: Full-time faculty position.
Hire Date: Open until filled.
Ability to integrate Christian values
in all aspects.
Ability to engage in critical
thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality
and manage confidential information.
Ability to collaborate with other
faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
Self starter, ability to communicate
effectively in written and oral form.
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian
identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith
(available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe),
to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to
integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural
community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed
to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage
others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a
veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final
To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position
will remain open until filled.