Open arts related career opportunities are listed below.

CIVA member organizations and institutions are invited to post job openings on the CIVA website, free of charge. Non-members are also welcome to announce open job positions, however, there is a $50 fee for this service.

Seattle Pacific University – Assistant Professor of Art
Full-time, tenure-track position with a nine-month teaching load of 33-35 quarter credits. The successful candidate will provide evidence of strong teaching potential with undergraduate students and a calling to Christian higher education. Versatility and technological expertise are preferred; the teaching load may include courses in art foundations, 3-D design, sculpture and drawing as well as courses incorporating 3-D digital software, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Experience with Adobe Premiere and After Effects is desirable. Other courses may be offered related to the applicant’s area of specialization. Faculty duties include research, scholarly activity, student advising and departmental and university committee work.

Application Deadline
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Contact Name
Katie Kresser

Azusa Pacific University – Adjunct Online Art History Faculty (Part-Time)
Position Description
Teach online courses for the M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism program. Primary responsibility of adjunct faculty is to deliver instruction in the manner determined by the department. In addition, faculty responsibilities may include: preparation of syllabus and teaching of curriculum according to the goals and objectives of the department. Determine student mastery of material and assign final course grades from evaluation of tests, quizzes, homework, and other assignments and activities related to course material.

Application Deadline
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Contact Name
Lyrica Taylor

Point Loma Nazarene University – Chair, Department of Art and Design
The Department of Art and Design at Point Loma Nazarene University welcomes applications for a dynamic and pro-active thinker and leader. The Chair position includes a half-time teaching load and is charged with overseeing 3 majors, hiring adjuncts/part-time faculty, and coordinating the logistics of the day-to-day activities of the department.

We seek an artist, designer, art historian, or art educator with a proven record of strong administrative experience that can provide a shared vision of leadership. The candidate will guide our program through student recruitment, strategic planning, assessment, use of facilities, budgeting, networking, and promotion of the department.

Application Deadline
Monday, January 2, 2017
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Contact Name
Kami Walker

George Fox University – Assistant Professor of Art and Design (Half-time)
George Fox University announces a half-time, non-tenure-track faculty position in Art & Design with a specialization in interior design, to begin in January or August 2017. The committee seeks a practicing interior designer with significant professional experience, a broad knowledge of contemporary interior design for residential and commercial use, and an interest in human-centered, socially and environmentally responsible design.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God’s truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that 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.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching courses at all levels within the interior design concentration of the Art & Design curriculum, including supervision of student internships within the interior design field.
  • Curriculum development and revision for the interior design program as needed.
  • Ability to recruit and work with adjunct interior design faculty as needed.
  • Ability to develop and sustain an ongoing program of relevant scholarship appropriate to the position (which may include professional interior design practice).
  • Participation in the work of the department and the university, including advising and serving on university committees as needed.

A degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field (Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Architecture, etc.) is required. A master’s degree is preferred, but candidates with a relevant bachelor’s degree and significant industry experience may be considered. Working knowledge and experience using industry standard design software (AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite) is essential. Knowledge of Sketch Up is preferred. A commitment to teaching excellence is essential; experience teaching at the college level is preferred. A commitment to working with a diverse population of students (including students of color, first-generation college students, international students, etc.) is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred. Candidates should have (or be eligible for) NCIDQ certification and be members in good standing of one or more relevant professional organizations (e.g. ASID, IIDA, IDEC). 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.

Salary and Rank
Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated. A half-time teaching load consists of 15-credit hours per year (2-3 courses per semester) within a 9-month contract. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Application Procedures
Candidates should send a complete faculty application (including an integration of faith and learning essay), a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and examples of professional work to Dr. Laura Hartley, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian Street, #6283, Newberg, OR 97132 or via email to Recommendations and other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

William Jessup University–Creative Arts Lead Faculty (Full-time)
The Division of Performing & Visual Arts at William Jessup University is seeking a visual arts practitioner and experienced educator to serve as Lead Faculty for the department of Creative Arts. This faculty member will be responsible for overseeing the development of curriculum and co-curricular programming, hiring of adjunct faculty, departmental budget management, recruitment, and teaching within the visual arts core. This faculty member will also assist the division chair in the development and architecture of a digital media program as it is introduced into the Jessup academic program development process. PENDING AVAILABLE FUNDING

How to Apply
Qualified candidates may apply by sending a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, completed WJU Employment Application, a signed WJU Statement of Faith, found on WJU’s employment webpage at, a list of three references, a statement of integration in faith and learning that demonstrates your beliefs, and a copy of your unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon employment). Please send this information to