Academic Position

Assistant Professor in Interactive Digital Media, Monmouth University

The Department of Communication at Monmouth University is seeking applications from an outstanding interactive technology and digital media practitioner and scholar for the position of Assistant Professor of Digital Media to serve its new Interactive Digital Media graduate concentration and Media Studies and Production undergraduate cluster. This opening is for the 2019-2020 academic year and is a tenure-track appointment.

The successful candidate should be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in digital media, creative coding, programming for emerging technologies, and should have experience in project-based learning to create potential new classes in the areas of visual communication, computer-mediated communication, and emerging media production. The preferred candidate has a wide-range of expertise, including experience in three or more of the following emerging technologies areas: critical studies of digital technology, immersive media, new media research methods, physical digital integration, game design, data visualization, sonification, ambient computing, virtual/augmented reality, interactive narrative, physical computing, user experience design, and mobile development.

For additional information about the department, please go to: https://www.monmouth.edu/department-of-communication/

Terminal degree to include PhD, MFA, MPS, other master’s level degrees will be considered depending on experience and foci in Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Game Design, Interactive Media, Digital Media, Interactive Media Performance, or related field. In progress degrees will be considered, if degree will be in hand by the start of the position in Fall 2019.

The ideal applicant will provide evidence of successful college teaching experience and a record of scholarly/creative productivity. The candidate will submit a digital portfolio demonstrating their media production experience.

Transcripts and three letters of recommendation can be directed to: Digital Media Search Chair, Communication, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 07764.

About Monmouth University: Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University offers a welcoming and dynamic setting for student development. Innovative academic programs, individual faculty attention and nationally ranked Division I athletics make our private university a great place to find your future.

Monmouth’s beautiful coastal campus sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology and entrepreneurship. Just one hour from New York and Philadelphia, we take pride in preparing students to succeed in life after Monmouth. Our renowned faculty are actively involved in advancing academic research nationwide while encouraging meaningful community involvement and critical thinking for self-fulfillment.

The Department of Communication at Monmouth University is a dynamic department that serves 400 undergraduate majors in three clusters — Media Studies & Production, Journalism/Public Relations, and Communication Studies — and 40 graduate students in its Master’s program in Communication.

The department is home to the Future Media Lab, a leading-edge studio and lab for research engagement with emerging technology and communication in the context of cultural production. Tools in the lab support interactive exhibition design, game design, mixed reality, ambient computing, media engineering, robotics, virtual/augmented reality, and experiential design.

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