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

Job Title: Instructor/Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing
Position Number: FT-ACAD-SOFA-04192017
Departments: Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing
Reports To: Chair, Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing
Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Houston Baptist University (HBU) invites applications for Instructor/Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing to begin August 2017.  The Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing, part of the School of Fine Arts, offers degrees in Bachelor of Fine Arts – Cinematic Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts – Multimedia Arts, and Bachelor of Arts – Mass Media Arts.  Candidates who have credentials and experience in multimedia production and/or post-production, with a strong understanding of emerging mediums and technology, are specifically being sought.

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 or substantial professional experience. Candidate should be able to teach courses in cinematography, video editing, and post-production. Experience in web/graphic design, game design, or programming, is preferred. Experience with virtual or augmented reality is desired.

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 an independent, 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.

Interested candidates should complete the online application, which includes three letters of recommendation, a letter of interest, and vita.  Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

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.


Background checks are performed on every new hire. If your application is selected to continue with the interviewing process you will be required to submit a Background Check form. If you decline, your application may be denied. By proceeding with the online application you understand and accept this process.

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