Assistant/Associate Professor of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing
Position Number: FT-ACAD-SOFA-1252016
Departments: School of Fine Arts
Reports To: Chair, Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing
Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Houston Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts seeks candidates for a faculty position within the Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing to begin January 2017. We are specifically interested in candidates who have credentials and experience in Creative Writing, with a focus in fiction, journalism, screenwriting, or media criticism. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Job Responsibilities

Teach undergraduate courses in appropriate field(s) within the Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing. Oversee design, development, and delivery of new courses within candidate’s area(s) of expertise. Participate in scholarly and creative activities related to field(s) of instruction. Perform service activities consistent with HBU’s teaching mission. Perform other duties as assigned.



Applicants should have a terminal degree in a relevant media field, an MFA in Creative Writing, or substantial professional experience. Candidate should be able to teach courses in creative writing, such as fiction, non-fiction, journalism, essay writing, screenwriting, or media criticism. Candidates may also be considered for foundational departmental courses such as Art of Storytelling and Media Studies courses.


Successful candidates should also be able to clearly express how their Christian faith enriches, guides, and undergirds their understanding of creative art and storytelling, as well as be able to articulate a vision for the role of his or her discipline at HBU that is supportive of the Ten Pillars vision statement; the Ten Pillars vision statement may be found at


Additional Information

Houston Baptist University is a comprehensive, private Christian liberal arts institution with a diverse student body. It has access to all the cultural advantages of one of the largest metropolitan centers in the country. For more information about the University and the School of Fine Arts, visit

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Direct questions about this position to Joshua Sikora, Chair of the Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing (

This position is subject to final budget approval.


Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


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