The University of the Pacific invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Digital Media Foundations that will hold a 50% appointment in the Communication Department and a 50% appointment in the Media X Department to begin August, 2019. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the following areas: visual communication, digital production methods, digital storytelling, web-based technologies and design, video and audio production foundations, and other courses contributing to the Communication, Media X, Art and Design undergraduate majors and the Communication M.A. program.
Experience in new forms of digital media, visual communication, and skills in creating media from concept to final delivery are essential; a portfolio or demonstration of research projects is a plus.
An active research agenda in Communication is expected. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Communication or a terminal degree in a related field, and a demonstrated effectiveness in teaching undergraduates.
Assistant Professor position in Digital Media Foundations
Position Description—The University of the Pacific invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Digital Media Foundations that will hold a 50% appointment in the Communication Department and a 50% appointment in the Media X Department to begin August, 2019.
The candidate will teach 5 courses per year, advise students, participate in departmental and program service, and conduct an active research program. Coursework will include an introductory tools class in Visual Communication Technologies, which includes instruction in design, web technologies, digital storytelling, photography and videography, as well as classes in digital media storytelling and communication. These courses will serve students in the Communication, Media X, and Art and Design majors. The candidate must have relevant professional experience. Ph.D. is required by appointment start date.
University of Pacific’s Department of Communicationis guided by a long, proud tradition of excellence at Pacific, we pride ourselves on offering both the classical courses associated with the discipline and those that reflect contemporary developments in the field.
The Department of Media X a dynamic meeting point for faculty and students from across the university. The BA in Media X is an interdisciplinary major designed for students who are interested in pursuing creative combinations of coursework in subjects such as graphic design, English, business, theater arts, digital and visual art, film studies, communication, computer science and engineering, and music industries. The program is in its third year and is growing.
The Department of Art and Graphic Designis committed to excellence in undergraduate education, offering future graphic designers and studio artists a rewarding program in a personal, supportive and collaborative environment. Our department is integrated within the College of the Pacific's distinctive liberal arts program, the historical hallmark of our university.
Requirements include a terminal degree, MFA, or ABD in Communication, or a related field.
Collegiate level teaching in the field and a creative / research agenda in the Communication field.
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference from associates, which include statements supporting the candidate’s fit for the position. Please submit application materials to: https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/16167
Finalists will send in additional materials upon request of the committee that may include teaching videos and additional documentation or recommendations. Review of applications will begin on January 15th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression or mental or physical disability.
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About University of the Pacific
Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with three distinct campuses united under one common goal: to educate and prepare the leaders of tomorrow through intensive academic study, experiential learning, and service to the community. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate areas of study in 11 schools and colleges, more than 30 graduate and professional programs and 12 accelerated programs.
The university's distinctive Northern California footprint includes its Stockton Campus, widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West; its San Francisco Campus, home to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and graduate programs in health care and technology fields; and the Sacramento Campus, home to the Pacific McGeorge School of La...w and graduate programs in health, education, public policy, public administration, data science and organizational behavior. The student population is made up of more than 3,700 undergraduates and more than 2,600 graduate and professional students. Pacific students benefit from small class sizes with an average class size of 18 and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Explore and learn more about Pacific at https://www.pacific.edu/about-pacific.html
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.