OPEN: Assistant Prof of Media Arts at Pacific University

The Department of Media Arts at Pacific University invites applications for an assistant professor position beginning Fall 2016, able to teach both introductory and advanced level courses, and with advanced working knowledge of the relevant technology. Teaching load is (22 credits) and capstone project supervision.

Required: Master’s Degree or equivalent, preferably in the field of Media Arts, Interactive Design, or Multimedia/Web-related fields, and demonstrate a strong record of professional activity and experience in the field. A record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching, a substantial level of computer literacy (Mac and Windows), a good proficiency with the use of technology in education, and a U.S. work permit also required. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Final decisions will be made no later than May 2, 2016.
Application review begins February 1, 2016.

Submit letter of interest, CV, teaching philosophy, evidence of successful teaching including a syllabus from a digital-media related class, names and contact for three professional references, online portfolio of professional/creative work (7-10 samples) and of student outcomes (4-6 samples). Send application materials to the Media Arts Search Committee ( We accept only electronic submissions, PDF preferred. For additional details see


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