University of the Pacific — Director of Media X

The University of the Pacific, a nationally ranked, independent, coeducational university in Stockton, California, invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Media X, who will take office on or about July 1, 2017.

Media X
Media X is an undergraduate program in expressive media design, development, distribution, and analysis. Utilizing evolving technologies for the 21st century, Media X is positioned at the crossroads between the creative and the technical, and the social and commercial, and brings together affiliated faculty with expertise in art and graphic design, business, communication, computer science, literature, music, theater, and film. Media X is an ideal program for students who want to pursue careers in modern creative and performance industries that are increasingly dominated by digital technology.

The program builds on the University of the Pacific’s foundation as a liberal arts college, providing students with much more than a narrow technical education in digital media tools. Media X students achieve fluency in a variety of media platforms, including social media, film and video production, transmedia storytelling, live performance, graphic design, marketing, and coding, as well as website, app, and game design. Preparing students for a dynamic workplace, the program combines the traditional strengths of the creative process, interdisciplinarity, and critical analysis with an emphasis on the real world applications of traditional, digital, and emerging media technologies. Working in small classes with dedicated faculty, students also acquire a nuanced awareness of the economic, political, and cultural hierarchies that influence global artistic production and media practices. The program emphasizes internships, practicums, and experiential learning opportunities to help students transition strategically from college to careers. To learn more about the University of the Pacific visit

Application and Nomination Procedure
For the complete position profile, including a complete list of required and desired characteristics, please visit and click on the “Current Searches” tab. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. The position is open until filled, but only those applications received by November 21, 2016, can be assured full consideration. Send a thoughtful letter of application addressing the qualifications and attributes listed above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of five references. Calls to references will occur later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically in .pdf or .doc format to:

The committee is assisted by Dr. Eric Richtmyer, Senior Consultant at Academic Search, who can be reached for confidential inquiries at or by calling 202-263-7485.

Non-Discrimination Statement
University of the Pacific is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression or mental or physical disability.