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Assistant Professor of New Media

  • Deadline:
    May 5, 2013, 3:35 p.m.
  • Location:
    University of Maine, New Media Department, Chadbourne Hall, Orono, Maine, 04469-5719, US

The University of Maine seeks a tenure-track, academic-year joint appointment for the New Media Department and Intermedia Program, effective August 2013. We seek a candidate with an established career in one or more areas of New Media, such as participatory media, interactive technologies, mobile apps, physical computing, or Web development, as well as work in, or knowledge of, Intermedia. The responsibilities of the position will be to teach a 3/2 load split between the New Media undergraduate program and the Intermedia MFA program, serve on or chair graduate MFA thesis committees and oversee undergraduate research projects, conduct an active and ongoing program of research and creative work, serve on program committees for both units and actively provide service to the New Media department.

Candidates must have a track record as change agents and the ability to inspire students in their creative endeavors. Candidates should have strong record of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level, and the flexibility to adapt to changing times and an evolving curriculum emphasizing creativity, critical thinking and applied innovative practices. The position requires a willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in multiple departments and engage in research and teaching that cross specializations/disciplines creating new hybrid practices. The candidate's background must prepare her or him for taking advantage of the audiovisual and fabrication facilities in the University of Maine's new Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center (http://IMRCcenter.com), with emphasis on real world engagement and contributions to the local economy.

While technical and design fluency in one or more areas central to digital culture, including software development, is required candidates must also understand the aesthetic, economic, political, and ethical implications of maker culture. Candidates are required to have a MFA or PhD in a creative field, with the exception of candidates with extraordinary, internationally recognized experience in a creative capacity.

To apply, see instructions at http://newmedia.umaine.edu/feature.php?id=969