Faculty & Academic Administration Positions

Application Process

Applications for faculty/academic administration positions must include:

  • A letter of application
  • Your resume or curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts
  • Three letters of professional reference or a list of three professional references
  • Your statement of your teaching philosophy
  • Your statement indicating how you have previously or intend to intentionally integrate a Christian theistic worldview in the teaching/learning process
  • Completed & Signed (4 pgs included) Faculty Applicant Questionnaire below

Click here for Applicant Questionnaire

Only applications containing all seven documents will be forwarded to the appropriate search committee for review.

Applications may be submitted via e-mail, fax or correspondence.

Mail: Palm Beach Atlantic University
Human Resources
P.O. Box 24708
West Palm Beach, Fl 33416-4708

Fax: (561) 803-2179

E-mail: Faculty_Employment@pba.edu

The application process remains open="open" until the position is filled.


 

    Faculty/Academic Administration              Positions Available                                  


THE LLOYD L. GREGORY SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

Dean of the School of Pharmacy

STATUS:                  Full-time

AVAILABLE:           June/July 2021

Summary:   Palm Beach Atlantic University, an interdenominational, Christian university founded in 1968, located in the heart of West Palm Beach, FL, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy. Established in 2001 and having its full accreditation affirmed by ACPE as of 2020, the School of Pharmacy employs a diverse group of faculty members with expertise encompassing pharmacy practice, social sciences, and pharmaceutical sciences. Nearly 250 students are enrolled in the four-year doctoral program culminating with either a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree or a joint PharmD/Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree (offered in conjunction with the University’s Rinker School of Business). The School of Pharmacy has graduated nearly 1100 students since 2005.

SUMMARY OF POSITION DUTIES: The Dean of the School of Pharmacy serves as the chief administrator for the School, effectively represents the School to internal and external stakeholders, and articulates and executes a clear vision for pharmacy education that is in line with current and future pharmacy healthcare practice. The Dean reports directly to the University’s Provost/Chief Academic Officer. The Dean oversees Assistant and Associate Deans as well as Chairs of the Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences departments. It is the Dean’s responsibility to ensure that policies of the School are fully congruent with the mission and vision of both the University and the School.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:   A PharmD, Ph.D, or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant academic discipline from an accredited university or college.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • A minimum of five years of successful experience in an academic leadership position in an ACPE accredited school or college of pharmacy.
  • A distinguished record of significant scholarship, research, and/or clinical accomplishment, excellence in teaching and mentorship, and a service record appropriate to appointment at the rank of full professor at the University.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of ACPE accreditation standards and reporting processes.
  • Administrative experience leading strategic and operational planning, preparation of budgets, effective management of budget resources, personnel organization and management, and student and faculty recruiting.
  • A documented record of success in collaborating with interdisciplinary and cross-functional teams to promote innovation and sustainable institutional change.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Dean must demonstrate strong leadership qualities in the areas of academic program development and assessment, budget development and supervision, and fundraising, including the procurement of extramural funds to expand both clinical and research initiatives. The desirable candidate for Dean of the School of Pharmacy will further strengthen the School’s reputation as a premier Christian school of pharmacy with the mission of training servant-leaders. that demonstrate excellence and expertise in the field of pharmacy with character grounded in Christian faith.


 

School of Arts & Sciences

 

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Computer Sciences

Type: Full-Time Faculty 
Date Available: 
Fall 2020

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Palm Beach Atlantic University invites applications for a position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level. The position is open to all areas of computer science with priority consideration given to computer architecture, computer networking security, software engineering, programming languages, and theory.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field, and have a commitment to and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching.

Applicants must have a Christian commitment and the ability to integrate Christian faith with traditional coursework. With the application letter, please provide evidence of quality teaching (teaching evaluations, syllabi, etc.) The successful appointment is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and service to the department, the university, and the community.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


School of Communication & Media

Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism

Type: Full-Time Faculty 
Date Available:
August 1, 2021 


Status: Review start date is March 15, 2021, but all applications will continue to be received and reviewed until the position is filled.

SUMMARY:  Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), a private Christian institution located in West Palm Beach, Florida, seeks an inspiring and strategic Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication with a special emphasis in Journalism. Preference will be given to those candidates who have field experience in Journalism. Teaching will include cross-disciplinary courses that bring together broad areas of communication and draw on both pedagogical and professional experience. Normal teaching load is four courses each semester. Additional responsibilities include advising, developing and delivering interdisciplinary courses, researching and publishing, mentoring and managing student publication. The entrepreneurial candidate will further enhance the excellence and vitality of the Department in accordance with the University's mission. This program of study is currently located in the School of Communication & Media, however, Palm Beach Atlantic University's Board of Trustees recently voted to merge the School of Music & Fine Arts and the School of Communication & Media to form the College of the Arts, effective August 2021. Programs of study in the College will now include Cinema, Communication, Dance, Digital Media, Gaming, Graphic Design, Journalism, Music, Preparatory Department, Public Relations, Sports Broadcasting, Theatre, and Visual Art. This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Applied Digital Media & Communication. Rank is commensurate with credentials and experience.

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES:

  • Articulate and explore the relationship between press media and the civic good 
  • Teach existing courses such as Foundations in Journalism, News Reporting, Introduction to Media, Persuasion, Civil Discourse and the Common Good and Sports Reporting
  • Teach courses that emphasize the fundamentals of multi-platform journalistic writing and reporting
  • Develop innovative coursework exploring the future of journalism and place within the study of Communication
  • Carry on a program of rigorous scholarship
  •  Integrate Christian faith and pedagogy
  • Participate in University service and faculty development programs

EDUCATION:  A PhD in Communication with a concentration in Journalism or Corporate and Public Communication (Doctoral Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but all degree requirements must be completed by Summer 2022).  A demonstrated knowledge of journalism as an academic discipline and a practice is required as well as an active Christian faith.

EXPERIENCE:  The following are required:

  • Three plus years of teaching experience at the university level
  • Three plus years field experience in journalism, as evidenced by a portfolio of recent work
  • Successful track record of on line course development and instruction as measured by student and administration evaluations

QUALIFICATIONS:  The successful candidate will possess the soft skills and hard standards to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues and will have a demonstrated commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining a culture that celebrates entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration in and out of the classroom. This person will excel in attention to detail, effective oral and written communication, consensus building, creative problem solving, professionalism, and intrinsic work ethic. The self-motivated person will bring the inspiration and enthusiasm required to advance creative momentum, ensuring the Department's achievements are broadcast widely and strategically. 

 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication and Public Relations

TYPE:                         Full-Time Faculty 
DATE AVAILABLE:  
August 1, 2021

STATUS:   Review start date is March 15, 2021, but all applications will continue to be received and reviewed until the position is filled.

SUMMARY:  Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), a private Christian institution located in West Palm Beach, Florida, seeks an inspiring and strategic Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication with a special emphasis in Public Relations. Preference will be given to those candidates who have field experience in Public Relations. The entrepreneurial candidate will further enhance the excellence and vitality of the Department in accordance with the University mission. This program of study is currently located in the School of Communication & Media, however, Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Board of Trustees recently voted to merge the School of Music & Fine Arts and the School of Communication & Media to form the College of the Arts, effective August 2021. Programs of study in the College will now include Cinema, Communication, Dance, Digital Media, Gaming, Graphic Design, Journalism, Music, Preparatory Department, Public Relations, Sports Broadcasting, Theatre, and Visual Art.  The typical teaching load is four courses each semester and this position reports to the Chair of the Department of Applied Digital Media & Communication. Rank is commensurate with credentials and experience.

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES:

  • According to expertise, the primary focus in Public Relations coursework and a secondary focus in Communication coursework. Courses taught may include, Risk and Crisis Communication, Public Relations Writing, Strategies, and Campaigns, Advertising, Communication Ethics, Persuasion, Communication Theory, and Research Methods.
  • Participate in University service, faculty development programs, and student advising
  • Develop and deliver interdisciplinary courses
  • Contribute to scholarly and/or proprietary activity
  • Integrate Christian faith and pedagogy
  • Oversee experiential learning projects with external organizations, such as internships and senior capstone campaign

EDUCATION:  A Ph.D. in Public Relations or Communication with a concentration in Public Relations (Doctoral Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but all degree requirements must be completed by Summer 2022).  A demonstrated knowledge of Public Relations as an academic discipline and a practice is required.

EXPERIENCE:  The following is required:

  • Three plus years of teaching experience at the university level
  • Three plus years field experience in Public Relations, as evidenced by a portfolio of recent work
  • Successful track record of online course development and instruction as measured by student and administration evaluations.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The successful candidate will possess the soft skills and hard standards to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues and will have a demonstrated commitment to creating, fostering, and sustaining a culture that celebrates entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration in and out of the classroom. This person will excel in attention to detail, effective oral and written communication, consensus building, creative problem solving, professionalism, and intrinsic work ethic. The self-motivated person will bring the inspiration and enthusiasm required to advance creative momentum, ensuring the Department’s achievements are broadcast widely and strategically. 


School of Music & Fine Arts

Chair, Department of Music and Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Music

TYPE:   Full-Time Faculty

AVAILABLE:       July 2021

STATUS:  Review start date is December 28, 2020.  All applications will continue to be received and reviewed until the position is filled.

Summary:   Palm Beach Atlantic University seeks an inspiring and strategic Chair of the Department of Music who will partner with faculty and other leaders to shape, develop, and implement visionary leadership in the areas of curriculum, programming, collaborations, creative activity, and accreditation to further enhance the excellence and vitality of the Department in accordance with the University mission. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Music and Fine Arts, which includes the Departments of Art, Dance, Music, and Preparatory Department, the Chair of the Department of Music will teach in the area of expertise within the music program with a two-course reduction per semester. An instrumentalist to lead the Symphonic Band is preferred, but not required.

Qualifications:  The following qualifications are required in the successful candidate:

  • Record of administrative experience, including but not limited to budget management and supervising faculty/staff
  • Record of successful teaching, service, and scholarly/creative activity appropriate to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and communication skills, as well as conflict resolution
  • Commitment to shared governance and consensus-building within a university setting
  • Experience with and commitment to building community across and with programs, departments, and schools

Education/Experience:  An earned doctorate in one of the Department’s disciplines or a closely related field.  A demonstrable history of successful fundraising, community engagement, and academic program development and experience with NASM and accreditation is preferred.

Responsibilities:   The successful candidate will possess interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues and will have a demonstrated commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining a culture that celebrates entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration in and out of the classroom. This person will excel in attention to detail, effective oral and written communication, consensus building, creative problem solving, professionalism, and intrinsic work ethic. As the leader of the music unit, the Chair will bring the intellectual capacity, inspiration, and energy required to advance the creative momentum to ensure that the Department’s achievements are broadcast widely and strategically.

The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music with Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts curricular specializations in music education, performance, composition, music industry, and worship leadership. With more than 43,000 square feet of performance, classroom, practice, and studio space, the Department of Music is located in the four-story Vera Lea Rinker Hall. Internal performing opportunities include involvement in a variety of ensembles including Concert Choir, Oratorio Chorus, Symphony, Symphonic Band, Pop Rock Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, String Ensemble, World Music Ensemble, and Opera Workshop.    

Other responsibilities to include:

  • Provide effective leadership in facilitating the vision, goals, and objectives of the Department
  • Oversee and guide departmental curriculum revisions and initiatives
  • Organize and supervise class scheduling and staffing
  • Oversee annual program assessment
  • Teach courses in accordance with assigned workload requirements in an area of expertise
  • Promote professional development and stimulate faculty research
  • Prepare annual reports to the accrediting body (NASM) and oversee the decennial assessment document
  • Maintain and oversee music scholarship assignments
  • Coordinate the work of the Division Coordinators (Instrumental, Keyboard, Voice)
  • Support student recruitment, retention, and progression in collaboration with appropriate offices
  • In consultation with the Dean, manage financial resources, prepare budget documents, and supervise faculty resources
  • Maintain Department governance
  • Represent the Department to the Dean, University, and external community
  • Promote the interests of the Department, both internally and externally 

 

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Music/Director of Choral Activities

TYPE:   Full-Time Faculty

AVAILABLE:       August 2021

STATUS:  All applications will be received and continued to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Summary:    Palm Beach Atlantic University seeks an inspiring and strategic Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities who will provide musical leadership, creative vision, and artistic direction to the choral program. Demonstrating strong interpersonal and communication skills, the successful candidate will be responsible for the artistic leadership and administration of all aspects in the choral program, including artistic direction, all choral ensembles, event planning and tours, community outreach and collaboration, student personnel, and budget management. The entrepreneurial candidate will further enhance the excellence and vitality of the Department in accordance with the University mission.

Qualifications: 

  • Record of excellence in university-level teaching, scholarly/creative activity, and recruitment
  • Demonstrable history of successful, compelling, collaborative, and interdisciplinary programming and community engagement
  • Excels in the highest levels of choral teaching, artistic excellence, rehearsal and conducting techniques, current knowledge of diverse choral repertoire, and administrative skills
  • Commitment to shared governance and consensus-building within a university setting

Education/Experience:  An earned doctorate is required with an emphasis in Choral Conducting, Choral Music, or a closely-related field.  Proven administrative leadership experience, financial management, fundraising, and organizational skills is required.

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will possess the soft skills and hard standards to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues and will have a demonstrated commitment to creating, fostering, and sustaining a culture that celebrates entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration in and out of the classroom. This person will excel in attention to detail, effective oral and written communication, consensus building, creative problem solving, professionalism, and intrinsic work ethic. As the Director of Choral Activities, the self-motivated person will bring the inspiration and enthusiasm required to advance creative momentum, ensuring the Department's achievements are broadcast widely and strategically. 

Other responsibilities to include:

  • Lead assigned choral ensembles, choral conducting, choral technique, and methods courses, as well as other courses related to choral music education and/or in the area of personal expertise
  • Maintain an active and sustained engagement in professional activities and present clinics, workshops, and/or festivals to enhance the stature and reputation of the Department of Music
  • Lead assigned choral ensembles, choral conducting, choral technique, and methods courses, as well as other courses related to choral music education and/or in the area of personal expertise
  • Vigorously support student recruitment, retention, and persistence in collaboration with appropriate offices, according to established policies within the School and university
  • Provide support and leadership for University functions and events
  • Work collaboratively within the Department, School, University, and external performing organizations
  • Regular interaction and advising with current students, prospective students, current and prospective faculty members, University personnel, representatives of external organizations, and friends of the University
  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of planning and execution of choir tours
  • Represent and promote the choral program to the Chair, Dean, University, and external community

The PBA Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music with Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts curricular specializations in music education, performance, composition, music industry, and worship leadership. With more than 43,000 square feet of performance, classroom, practice, and studio space, the Department of Music is located in the four-story Vera Lea Rinker Hall. Internal performing opportunities include involvement in a variety of ensembles including Concert Choir, Oratorio Chorus, Symphony, Symphonic Band, Pop Rock Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, String Ensemble, World Music Ensemble, and Opera Workshop.    

Assistant/Associate Professor of Popular Music

TYPE:   Full-Time Faculty 
AVAILABLE: 
August 1, 2021 

STATUS:   Review start date is April 14, 2021, but all applications will continue to be received and reviewed until the position is filled. 

SUMMARY:  Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), a private Christian institution located in West Palm Beach, Florida, seeks an inspiring and strategic Assistant/Associate Professor of Popular Music who will provide administrative and musical leadership to the Popular Music Industry and Worship Leadership degree programs. Through creative vision casting, the successful candidate will build upon the interdisciplinary associations and collaborative relationship-building opportunities within the Department, School, University, as well as those with external performing arts organizations. Demonstrating strong interpersonal and communication skills, the new faculty member will be responsible for the leadership and administration of all aspects of the aforementioned programs, including artistic direction, event planning, community engagement and collaboration, student personnel, curriculum development, and budget management. The entrepreneurial candidate will further enhance the excellence and vitality of the Department of Music in accordance with the University’s mission. The Department is currently located in the School of Music & Fine Arts, however, Palm Beach Atlantic University's Board of Trustees recently voted to merge the School of Music & Fine Arts and the School of Communication & Media to form the College of the Arts, effective August 2021. Programs of study in the College will now include Cinema, Communication, Dance, Digital Media, Gaming, Graphic Design, Journalism, Music, Preparatory Department, Public Relations, Sports Broadcasting, Theatre, and Visual Art. The typical teaching load is four courses each semester and this position reports to the Chair of the Department of Music. Rank is commensurate with credentials and experience.

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES:  According to expertise, courses taught may include: Audio Engineering and Production, Creative Worship Design, Computer Applications in Music, Jazz Pop Theory, Songwriting, Entrepreneurship in the Arts, and American Popular Music.  Other responsibilities to include:

  • Direct one or more jazz and/or pop ensembles
  • Represent and promote the Popular Music program to the Chair, Dean, University Administration, and external community
  • Maintain an active and sustained engagement in professional and creative activities to enhance the stature and reputation of the Department of Music
  • Vigorously support student recruitment, retention, and persistence in collaboration with appropriate offices, according to established policies within the School and University
  • Provide support and leadership for University functions and events
  • Work collaboratively within the Department, School, University, and external performing organizations
  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of planning and execution of Popular Music events, with the assistance of support staff
  • Regularly interact with current and prospective students, current and prospective faculty members, University personnel, representatives of external organizations, and friends of the University
  • Develop and deliver interdisciplinary curriculum initiatives and content-specific programs, such as Audio Production
  • Participate in University service, faculty development programs, and student advising
  • Integrate Christian faith and pedagogy
  • Demonstrable history of successful, compelling, collaborative, and interdisciplinary programming, community engagement, creative activity, and recruitment
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  An earned doctorate with an emphasis in Music or a closely related field is preferred, but a minimum of an earned Master’s of Music will be reviewed.  A record of successful teaching experience at the college/university, conservatory, or specialized music school level, a successful track record of curriculum initiatives and revisions, and a successful record of professional experience in the music industry and church music leadership is preferred

QUALIFICATIONS:  Along with the experience preferred in the previous paragraph, the successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and communication skills, as well as conflict resolution.  The strong candidate will have experience and proven administrative leadership experience, financial management, fundraising, and organizational skills. A proven commitment to shared governance and consensus-building within a university setting and a commitment to worship leadership and contemporary church music ministry efforts will be hallmarks in the successful candidate’s experience.

The successful candidate will possess the soft skills and hard standards to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues and will have a demonstrated commitment to creating, fostering, and sustaining a culture that celebrates entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration in and out of the classroom. This person will excel in attention to detail, effective oral and written communication, consensus building, creative problem solving, professionalism, and intrinsic work ethic. The self-motivated person will bring the inspiration and enthusiasm required to advance creative momentum, ensuring the Department's achievements are broadcast widely and strategically.

ACCREDITATION:  The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music with Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts curricular specializations in music education, performance, composition, music industry, and worship leadership. With more than 43,000 square feet of performance, classroom, practice, and studio space, the Department of Music is located in the four-story Vera Lea Rinker Hall. Internal performing opportunities include involvement in a variety of ensembles including Concert Choir, Oratorio Chorus, Symphony, Symphonic Band, Pop Rock Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, String Ensemble, World Music Ensemble, and Opera Workshop.


 Warren Library

Associate Reference-Instruction Librarian

STATUS:         Full-Time 

AVAILABLE:   Immediately

SUMMARY:  The Warren Library, of Palm Beach Atlantic University,  invites well-qualified applicants to join its team of Librarians in the position of Associate Librarian.  The position serves the library needs of students and faculty, and duties primarily include teaching information literacy sessions, providing reference services, and leading research consultations.  Other responsibilities include collection development and liaison to academic areas.  Evening and weekend rotation is required as part of the regular work schedule. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:   A graduate degree in library science from an ALA - Accredited institution is required.  An additional advanced degree within a discipline of the university's academic program is preferred.  Previous experience in an academic library is required. 

QUALIFICATIONS:    Proficiency in the research skills required in academically rigorous and technologically sophisticated libraries is essential. The successful candidate must have the oral, written, and interpersonal skills required to be effective in a demanding team­ based organization. 

Applicants must have a Christian commitment and the ability to integrate Christian faith with day-to-day performance.