Assistant Professor of Media, Journalism & Film Missouri State University

Description of Primary Duties: Teach three classes per semester in new media, interactivity and multimedia design. Advise media and electronic arts students and provide service to the department through committee assignments. Pursue creative and/or scholarly research appropriate for tenure and promotion.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications: PhD or MFA in interactive new media or related discipline. Degree must be completed no later than August 1, 2015. Professional experience in multimedia or interactive design. Able to teach a variety of classes in new media, including: web design, interactivity, mobile applications, and multimedia journalism. Experience teaching at a college level; 2 years professional experience working in new media or multimedia production; and expertise in one of the following areas, video game design, and advanced interactive design, is desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

First Date of Consideration will be 10-17-14.

Submit reel (or link to reel) of professional work illustrating expertise in new media design. Focus on interactivity, apps development, and web design. Include examples of creative and/or scholarly research if available.

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and addresses for 3-5 references, and a link to an online portfolio of new media work can be submitted on the online application form. If web links are not available, physical copies of new media work can also be sent to Dr. Mary Jane Pardue at the following address. For additional information contact: Dr. Mary Jane Pardue, Media, Journalism & Film Department, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65897

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