UOWD8020 - Assistant/Associate Professor- Digital Media

Updated: 14 days ago

The successful candidate will join the university in early September 2021, and will demonstrate strong evidence of exceptional work within digital media; and have a minimum of three 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, content creation, curation and aggregation
• Video design for digital/virtual environments, platform design & interaction, and human-centered design principles
• Game design, game media & game development; cyber cultures and story worlds/building

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 design thinking process and projects 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 & 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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