UOWD7786 - Assistant/Associate Professor- Digital Media

Updated: 5 days ago

The successful candidate will join the university in mid to late-January 2021, and will demonstrate strong evidence of exceptional work within digital media; and have a minimum of four years of professional experience alongside post-secondary teaching, digital media design practice and research (some possibilities could be made on a variation of teaching and professional experience). Candidates should be equally fluent in design discourse and studio practice and in balancing the conceptual, aesthetic and technical demands of the discipline. 

Ideal candidates should have an approach that is both conceptually and formally strong, and preference will be given to candidates with expertise in at least one of the following areas:

• Digital media design principles; interaction design for 2D and 3D environments/platforms

• Digital video design, platform design & interaction, and human-centered design principles

• Game design, game media & game development; cyber cultures and haptic interfaces

Candidates

• must be committed to engage in teaching and research in the field of digital media and design, emerging technologies and the Media and Communication discipline

• must work effectively in interdisciplinary design teams on curriculum focusing on ethical design practices addressing cultural, socio/political, and sustainability issues

• should be comfortable teaching in a studio/lab setting, utilizing emerging technologies and tools, emphasizing creative practice, design, and experimental techniques/processes

• possess advanced proficiency with digital design software, programs and applications, such as Adobe Creative Suites, Unity, Maya, Unreal, among others

Required Qualifications

•Terminal degree (MFA/PhD) in Digital Media, Media Arts, Media and Communication, or related field.

• Four Years of Teaching Experience at Bachelor Level or above

•A portfolio of work demonstrating industry experience in digital content creation, production, curation, and aggregation, digital design, platform design, and user experience design

•Strong interest in working collaboratively across disciplines

•Strong commitment to a progressive emerging media arts education and a keen interest in industry developments

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