Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Position ID:Chapman University-Dodge College of Film and Media Arts-FPDIR [#23342]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Film Production
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Film Production / Directing
Appl Deadline:2023/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/20, updated 2022/10/18, listed until 2023/04/18)
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Job Title

Assistant/Associate Professor of Film Production, Non Tenure Track, August 2023





Film and Media Arts




General Information

Chapman University and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts seek applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in film production for its nationally recognized Dodge College of Film and Media Arts beginning August 2023.

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #121 among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022-2023). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. Dodge College is ranked #4 in the nation among film schools by The Hollywood Reporter. More information about the university and Dodge College is available at

Chapman University is dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, and ongoing engagement with diversity and inclusion in people. We create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty and are committed to strengthening our culture represented by the multi-ethnic opportunities drawn from the marketplace. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


Candidates should possess a terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) in film production or a related discipline and broad knowledge of film history and aesthetic theory.
Candidates should have a proven record of teaching directing, working with actors, script analysis, visual storytelling, and pre-production planning at an advanced level. In addition, candidates should demonstrate an ongoing commitment to teaching and creative productivity and a strong potential for continued creative work of national significance while teaching full-time. Candidates with varied professional experience or teaching experience in script development, acting, cinematography, production design, and color correction for narrative feature films, television, and other forms of contemporary media are preferred. Experience in VR or AR is also a plus.


Faculty duties include teaching, academic advising, and service to Dodge College and Chapman University. The teaching load is 24 credits per academic year, in addition to continued professional work and/or research and scholarship.

Contact Information

Qualified applicants are required to submit an application to Academic Jobs Online, link below. Required materials include:
• A Chapman University faculty application; 
Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Data link
• Three letters of professional recommendation online at:

Academic Jobs Online:

Enquiries should be directed to Use "Film Production” as the email subject.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications with a range of $95,000-$105,000. This position is contingent on final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866