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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania - United States
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Asst. Professor of Integrative Media, Art + Design


Wilkes University invites applicants for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in the Integrative Media, Art + Design Dept. to commence August 2019. The department offers both BA and BFA degrees. These curricula blend a solid visual design and technology core curriculum with the choice of one or more minors in correlating fields: art, communication studies, computer science, English, business, entrepreneurship, marketing, Theatre: acting/directing and Theatre: design.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a thorough production expertise of "Creative Coding" as it applies to one or more of the following: web development, game design, UX/UI, App. Dev., 3D modeling and animation, and augmented and virtual reality. The ability to teach the production pipeline from concept through completion is also desired. Technical proficiency in and the ability to teach a wide range of software are required. 

Applicants must possess a terminal degree (MFA or equivalent), in computer science, gaming, animation, or a digital design related field. College-level teaching experience is highly desirable. Industry experience is a plus.

The department seeks a team player with the flexibility to teach multiple topic areas in a small, academically diverse, close-knit environment.  The department has a strong mentoring philosophy and is open to cross-departmental collaboration and community and service learning opportunities. 

The successful candidate will be expected to support departmental activities including: advising, recruiting, planning, attending meetings and events, and curriculum development. The normal teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester.  Scholarship, University, department and community service, and mentorship of students are also expected.  

Please be sure to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Also include, a statement of teaching philosophy, student work examples, and links to or samples of personal/scholarship.  Follow up materials may be requested, such as: a summary of course evaluations, and graduate transcripts.

Review of applications will begin December 17th, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.

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