Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Position ID:Chapman University-Dodge College of Film and Media Arts-APFPD [#21477]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Film Production, Directing
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Film Production / Directing
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/03/22, finished 2022/08/24, listed until 2022/09/22)
Position Description:    

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Job Description:


Job Title

Assistant or Associate Professor of Film Production - Directing, Non-Tenure Track,  Fall 2022





Film Production




General Information

Chapman University seeks applications for a full-time faculty position in Film Production - Directing for its nationally recognized Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, beginning August 2022.



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 #122nd among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022). 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 (2021). 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



A terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in film production or a related discipline or commensurate industry experience and a broad knowledge of film history and aesthetic theory is required.  Additional requirements include professional industry experience in film, television, or related industries as well as a proven effective track record of teaching (minimum two years) at college level.  


An MFA is preferred as are candidates who have varied professional experience and/or varied teaching experience in areas such as script development, screenwriting, acting, cinematography, production design, production management, editing, sound mixing, computer generated imagery, and color correction for narrative feature films, television, and other forms of contemporary media. 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 a Chapman University faculty application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, portfolio or reel of professional work, and three letters of professional recommendation online at:


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Please direct any inquiries about the position to Kevin Jones, Search Chair at Use "Directing Faculty Position" as the email subject line.



Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. 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




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One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866