Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Media Arts and Game Development at University of Wisconsin Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Communication is now accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) program. The starting date for the position is August 24, 2015.

Qualifications:  Candidates for this position will have the academic preparation and demonstrable experience to teach undergraduate courses in some of the following areas: game design, creating coding, game development, web design/development, physical computing, and other emergent/computational media (theory and practice). The candidate should also have an active research and/or creative agenda within one or more of these areas. A terminal degree (Ph.D. or M.F.A) in a relevant field by time of appointment is required for this position.

An interest in creating courses in the candidates areas of expertise and determining the future direction of the program are considered assets for this position. We welcome applications from those who consider themselves creative practitioners as well as research practitioners in any of the areas above.

The Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) Program: MAGD is an innovative interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the use of digital technology for the conceptualization and development of computer-based multimedia applications. The program serves a diverse population of students, and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin Systems commitment to diversity and educational opportunity. The successful candidate will teach basic and advanced courses in the media arts and game development area.

The Department of Communication: The Department of Communication is the largest department in the College of Arts and Communication and one of the largest at the University. The department serves more than 600 students who major in one of our seven emphases: Advertising, Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism, Corporate and Health Communication, Electronic Media, International Journalism, Media Arts and Game Development, and Public Relations. The departments graduate program serves a diverse population of recent undergraduates and returning professionals.

The College of Arts and Communication:  The College of Arts and Communication serves a diverse population of students and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin System's commitment to diversity and educational opportunity. We actively seek candidates who possess the interest and ability to work with students from diverse socio-economic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater:  The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a comprehensive university in the well- respected University of Wisconsin system. Established in 1868, the University has approximately 12,000 students enrolled in 50 undergraduate and 11 graduate degree programs. We are committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives. Our core values include: Commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and understanding; Development of the Individual; Personal and Professional Integrity; Commitment to Serve; Commitment to develop a sense of community, respect for diversity, and global perspectives. We strive to create and maintain a positive and inviting environment for multicultural students, students with disabilities, and nontraditional students. See http://www.uww.edu for more information.

The Community: Whitewater, a city with a population of over 14,000, is located in southeastern Wisconsin near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest.  The immediate area offers a wide variety of summer and winter recreational activities, including facilities of the nearby Whitewater Lake recreational area.  Whitewater is 50 miles from Milwaukee, 45 miles from Madison and 110 miles from Chicago.

How to Apply:  Submit a completed application packet containing a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies will suffice until final stages of interview process) and representative evaluations of your teaching (if available).  Also submit a portfolio of research and/or creative work, consisting of some or all of the following:  research articles and papers, representative images of your work with descriptions, links to any video or interactive work, representative writing sample, and representative student work. 

To insure full consideration please submit your materials prior to Nov. 24, 2014.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Application packets should be sent electronically to:
Julie Ridgeman, Academic Department Associate
ridgemaj@uww.edu
Communication Department
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190

Questions about the position can be addressed to:
Prof. Josh Fishburn, Search Committee Chair
fishburj@uww.edu

UW-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

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