one-year lecturer in New Media/Interactive Art and Design

  • Deadline:
    July 1, 2013, 11:59 a.m.
  • Location:
    University of North Carolina Asheville, One University heights, Asheville, North Carolina, 28804, US

The New Media Program at UNC Asheville invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in Interactive Art and Design commencing Fall 2013. The New Media program was founded in 1999 and offers a B.A. in New Media with a concentration in one of three areas: Interactive Art and Design, Video Art, and Animation. The Interactive Art and Design tract consists of web development, interactive technologies, mobile apps, physical computing, and participatory media. The primary responsibility for this position will be teaching undergraduate courses in interactive and graphic design with a 4/4 teaching load.
Responsibilities: Course responsibilities will include graphic design, web design and development, game design, and potentially include coursework outside our program that supports the liberal arts mission of UNC Asheville. A successful applicant will work with the other New Media faculty to further develop our curriculum and participate in departmental and university service including advising. Consideration will also be given to candidates with demonstrated experience or potential for leadership in serving our institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion, in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity.
Required Qualifications: MFA or PhD in applicable fields. The department seeks an artist/educator with expertise in current and emerging web design, interactive media, technology, and software applications. Applicants should have teaching experience beyond graduate school and the flexibility to adapt to changing times and an evolving curriculum emphasizing creativity, critical thinking and applied innovative practices. The ideal candidate will demonstrate awareness of contemporary global / networked cultures. The position requires a willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in multiple departments and engage in research and teaching with cross specializations/disciplines creating new hybrid practices.
Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of, and skills/experience with, computer-mediated technologies and core software applications relevant to the communication design discipline (e.g., Mac OS, Adobe Creative Suite, iOS, client and server Scripting).
Knowledge and application of contemporary theories, principles, concepts, trends, and epistemologies in Interactive Media.
Research and teaching expertise within any of the following areas: UX (User Experience Design), Web Design, Motion Graphics, Interactive Design, Interface Design, Typography, Mobile Applications, Social Media, Augmented Reality, and/or Game Design.
Communication skills appropriate to a faculty teaching position.

Interested applicants should submit:
1) Letter of application stating how your experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for this position (not to exceed 2 pages).
2) Curriculum vitae.
3) A statement of teaching philosophy
4) List of references and three professional letters of recommendation.
5) Statement addressing your current creative work/research (one page maximum)
6) List of courses taught; examples of syllabi; summary of teaching evaluations;
7) Unofficial transcripts
8) Mac compatible PowerPoint (limited to 20 slides of personal work and 20 slides of student work) or provide a link to your portfolio including student work
Materials must be postmarked by July 1, 2013.
Send materials to: Interactive Search Committee, New Media, CPO 2015, One University Heights, UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC, 28804. All candidates will be notified upon receipt of complete applications. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted directly.
UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts institution of the University of North Carolina system, committed to student-centered teaching and to being an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville strongly encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented groups. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, UNC Asheville does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race and ethnicity, age, religion, disability, socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, national origin, culture and ideological beliefs.