Assistant Professor of Cinematic Arts

  • George Fox University
  • Newberg, OR
  • Apr 20, 2021
Full time Communications/Journalism/Film/TV

Job Description

George Fox University announces a tenure-track position in Cinematic Arts with a specialization in Film/Video Production, to begin August 15, 2021. The committee seeks a working practitioner with significant professional and teaching experience, a broad knowledge of contemporary and historical cinematic arts and media context, as well as an understanding of the technical, critical, and theoretical issues in contemporary cinematic arts education.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Our vision is to be the Christian university of choice known for empowering students to achieve exceptional life outcomes. We put students first, with Christ at the center of our work, embracing change in order to improve. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty.

Cinematic Arts program mission statement: To train and empower influential media artists and storytellers who engage issues of faith and authentic human experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching a range of Cinematic Arts (CINE) courses during academic year, in areas such as video and audio production, cinematography, editing, directing, and film studies.
  • Teaching a full load of 24 course units, averaging 12 per semester, in face to face settings, with potential for hybrid and remote teaching as needed.
  • Management of program equipment and software.
  • A program of scholarship and research suitable for a tenure track faculty member at a primarily teaching institution.
  • Participation in department level service including but not limited to academic advising for major and minor students in Cinematic Arts, participation in regular program meetings, program level assessment and curriculum development processes, and other duties as assigned by the program chair and or school director.
  • University level service on 1-2 campus wide committees or working groups


  • MFA or equivalent degree from an accredited institution in a field of film production or a related discipline; or a BA or BFA degree along with significant, sustained, and exemplary professional experience
  • Prior teaching experience at the college or university level.
  • Experience with media equipment maintenance and basic repair.
  • Commitment to excellence in undergraduate media education.
  • Evidence of research production through presentations at national levels.
  • Demonstrated record of professional integrity and strong work ethic, collegiality and commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive working environment and work collaboratively with colleagues and community
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
  • A willingness to engage a robust continuous improvement process including outcomes based assessment of curricula and programming
  • Demonstrated success and or aptitude for remote, hybrid, and face to face instruction.
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
  • All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.
  • Candidates must have legal authority to permanently work in the U.S. When employed by George Fox University, employees must be a resident of one of the following states: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, New York, Ohio, or Texas.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal degree (MFA) in Film Production or related field
  • A sustained, significant evidence of professional practice and research in Film/Video production including cinematography or directing.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring students in the context of internship and practicum work.
  • Excellent communication skills, with evidence of leadership, organizational, and management skills which would suggest aptitude for recruiting and outreach potential, to both grow the program and industry connections to the major.

Salary and Rank

Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, though candidates with significant teaching experience at previous institutions may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Application Procedures kindly apply only through this website

When completing the online application, please assemble and upload one .pdf document in the section marked Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Essay Requirement that includes and combines:

  • Letter of Interest addressing the candidate's aptitude for the qualifications listed in this posting
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including the names of three professional references
  • Faith and learning essay*
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • a link to creative work in the discipline

Other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at once. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to: Jillian Sokso, Director, the School of Design

*INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND LEARNING ESSAY George Fox University is committed to the idea that one of the primary responsibilities of Christian higher education is to help students develop a uniquely Christian worldview. As teachers and mentors, it is important for George Fox University faculty members to integrate Christian faith and principles in all aspects of their lives. As an essential part of the application process, the University will carefully consider your response to the following: In a one-page essay (about 300 words) describing your personal Christian faith, as well as how your faith informs your teaching, scholarship, and service (including service and leadership in your church and/or in Christian ministries.)

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