WEST VIRGNIA UNIVERISTY
The School of Art & Design with the College of Creative Arts
and the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism
Teaching Assistant Professor in Interactive Media Design
Position Description: The School of Art & Design with the College of Creative Arts and the P. I. Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University invite applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor in Interactive Media Design. The position’s duties will be shared equally between both Colleges (two courses per semester in each college). The position will be housed in the College of Creative Arts and report to the Director of the School of Art & Design.
Duties include the development and instruction of courses in a new Interactive Media Design minor that is a blended program shared by the WVU College of Creative Arts and the P. I. Reed School of Journalism. The position is a joint teaching-faculty appointment with teaching and service responsibilities in both units, and all faculty members are expected to participate in University and School committees, activities and faculty governance.
Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in new media art and/or digital media practice with an emphasis on interactive media, visual storytelling, and interface/user experience design in varying contexts, which may include graphic design, mobile media, multimedia (e.g. animation, video, audio, computer games). The candidate will work with faculty in building the interactive media design coursework for the School of Art and Design and the School of Journalism, and will participate in building collaborations across disciplines in the School of Journalism’s Media Innovation Center.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, a collaborative predisposition and a deep enthusiasm for teaching and experimenting with new forms of digital and visual storytelling with evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level and knowledge of the history and theory of multimedia. The ideal candidate will be able to adapt and succeed at the intersection of industry, art and academia and work collegially across disciplines to help build new practices.
Rank and Salary: The position is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track, teaching assistant professor in Interactive Media Design with a competitive salary and benefits package. The position begins August 16, 2014.
Application: Review of applications will begin January 13, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
Application: For a complete application, interested candidates should submit the following:
• letter of application that includes an URL to the applicant’s online teaching portfolio
• one-page statement of teaching philosophy
• current curriculum vitae
• names and full contact information (address, phone and email) of three (3) current references
• Applications and/or questions should be sent electronically (email) to:
Administrative Secretary/Search Coordinator
The College of Creative Arts and the School of Art & Design: The College of Creative Arts (ccarts.wvu.edu/) includes the Schools of Music, Theatre and Dance, and Art & Design and offers the state’s premiere training in the visual and performing arts. Each of these units has a national profile of excellence and all programs are nationally accredited (NAST, NASM, and NASAD).
The College of Creative Arts’ mission is to educate succeeding generations of artists, teachers, and scholars through an experiential student-centered approach to learning. The College advocates the arts as a medium through which the diversity of human experience is understood and valued. Exemplifying excellence and innovation in performance, exhibition, scholarship, and creative research, the College offers artistic and cultural opportunities for the citizens of West Virginia and the global community.
The School of Art & Design(artanddesign.wvu.edu/): The School of Art & Design is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design and the National Council for Accreditation of Teaching Education. The School’s goal is to assist students in understanding that creating and studying art is both a technical and intellectual process and to help them demonstrate skill, creativity, idealism, resiliency and determination. The School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in art history, art education, graphic design, intermedia and photography and the studio arts.
The WVU Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism: The WVU P. I. Reed School of Journalism (journalism.wvu.edu) is a student-centered journalism school that has been graduating mass communications specialists since 1939. While rooted in tradition, the School of Journalism also offers an innovative curriculum and real-world experiences that prepare students for careers in modern media communications.
Home of the nation’s first completely online master’s degree program in Integrated Marketing Communications, the School is known for its innovative course delivery and ability to build community in the classroom and beyond. In all programs at the School of Journalism, its students learn by doing, producing multimedia stories and campaigns for professional clients while using the latest digital media technology.
Graduates work in top media organizations and communication agencies around the world, as journalists, social media strategists, brand managers, community builders and creative directors. The School’s undergraduate programs are ACEJMC-accredited.
The WVU P. I. Reed School of Journalism has a reputation for media innovation, a record of successful entrepreneurship in programs and curriculum, and a deep commitment to strengthening community media and the role of journalism in a healthy democracy.
West Virginia University (wvu.edu): The University is classified as a Doctoral/research University-extensive and the state’s only comprehensive doctoral-granting, land-grant institution. The University community is committed to student-centered priorities, academic excellence, research, creative activity, and service to the state.
WVU is located about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania., in Morgantown, West Virginia which has received a number of national rankings, including “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its quality of life. Other city rankings have included: One of the “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by CNNMoney.com; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.
WVU is an AA/EO/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity. Women, minorities, and protected-class individuals are encouraged to apply.