|Academic Executive Director of Screenwriting (F653)|
Company: Azusa Pacific University
Location: Azusa, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 07/15/2020
Expire Date: 09/15/2020
Job Categories: Other, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Academic Executive Director of Screenwriting (F653)|
Position Tracking Number: F653
School/College: School of Visual and Performing Arts/College of the Arts
Department: Cinematic Arts
Location: Azusa Campus
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, 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 honored to have earned the status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) for another year. This is a federal designation, granted to universities based on the percentage of Latino students enrolled and the quality of services provided. APU is 1 of only 7 Coalition of Christian Colleges & Universities institutions and 291 schools nationwide to earn this designation. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APUís 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 bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of Americaís Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
Description: 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 COTAís 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 art.
This position directs the undergraduate and graduate screenwriting program. The program director will ensure academic excellence and innovation in screenwriting, coordinate the curriculum and faculty of both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, provide oversight for practice initiatives in screenwriting, and promote partnerships that support student learning, corporate connections, internships, faculty practice, and research initiatives in screenwriting.
Advance the APU mission, vision, and strategic plan.
Maintain active professional scholarship.
Ensure program compliance with State and Accreditation standards for Art education.
Provide oversight assistance of assessment and revision, ensuring instruction is conducted with academic integrity and rigor.
Supervise assigned support staff.
Participates in faculty recruitment and evaluation.
Collaborate with the College of the Arts, Graduate Studies Student Services, and Adult Enrollment Services in matters of common concern.
Maintain ongoing relationships with screenwriting-associated industry corporations and professional organizations.
Coordinate graduate class scheduling in screenwriting; assist undergraduate class scheduling in screenwriting.
Coordinate adjunct faculty teaching in screenwriting.
Ensure learning outcomes are prioritized and maintained within the curriculum.
Manage the budget of the graduate screenwriting program.
Support student success and retention by working with other team members, faculty and advisors, while maintaining confidentiality of vital information.
Serve on University committees as assigned.
May be needed to work at alternative teaching sites.
Additional responsibilities include providing support for faith integration across the curriculum, having an on-going professional research agenda, and active participation in service to the University through committee participation, School and/or University level as well as service to the broader professional community.
The ability to teach in a variety of instructional environments including: online, face-to-face, and hybrid formats is required.
Must maintain ongoing connection and collaboration with the California Council for Teacher Education (CCTE) and other relevant professional education organizations.
Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair and/or Dean
May be needed to work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites.
Level: Faculty rank commensurate with experience.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will possess the following:
● Terminal degree in screenwriting or a related field.
● Professional screenwriting experience.
● Record of strong scholarship, administrative experience, and excellent interpersonal skills required.
● A commitment to excellence in teaching and research.
● Ability to develop and evaluate new and existing programs.
● Active engagement in Curriculum and Program development.
● Transparent, collaborative leadership ability.
● A demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University (Faculty members are required to sign a ďStatement of Faith,Ē available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe, and to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook).
● Demonstration of collegial teamwork, desire to collaborate with colleagues and contribute to the College of the Arts, undergraduate as well as Graduate Studies.
● Experience with assistive technology tools and instructional strategies
Professional expertise and experience commensurate with specific position requirements.
Workload: 3/4 time faculty.
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 Universityís 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 foundation.
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 candidates.
To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of Americaís Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
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