Assistant Professor, Media Arts & Game Development TWO POSITIONS at UW-Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Communication is now accepting applications for TWO tenure-track assistant professors in the Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) program. The starting date for the position is August 19, 2016.

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 System¿s commitment to diversity and educational opportunity. The successful candidate will teach basic and advanced courses in the media arts and game development area.

Candidates for this position will have the academic preparation and/or demonstrable experience to teach undergraduate courses in the following areas: creative coding, game development, or other emergent/computational media 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, ABD also considered) in a relevant field by time of appointment is required for this position.

An interest in creating courses in the candidate¿s 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.

Excellence in teaching; commitment to a research or creative activities agenda relevant to work in the Media Arts and Game Development program; and a willingness to participate in academic advising and other university service are expected.  Normal teaching responsibility is four courses per semester.  The department embraces a diversity of research methodologies.

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 department¿s graduate program serves a diverse population of recent undergraduates and returning professionals.

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.

Founded in 1868, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master’s degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration.

UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System.  Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

The University of Wisconsin-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 backgrounds checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

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Applications must include:
-A letter of Application
-Copies of doctoral (if applicable), graduate, and undergraduate transcripts
-Curriculum Vitae
-Evidence of teaching ability (preferred)
-Three names of references
-Official transcripts will be required from individuals invited to interview

Review of applications will begin January 8, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.  Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials will not receive consideration.

Salary commensurate with experience.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact Human Resources at 262-472-1072 or

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Julie Ridgeman
Communication Department, ADA

Only complete application packages will be considered. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

To Apply and submit these documents please follow the links below:

This Job ID is: 11048

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