Lecturer / Instructor of Digital Media, Art and Design
Position Description: Lecturer / Instructor of Digital Media, Art and Design
The University of the Pacific invites applications for a one year non tenure track lecturer / instructor position in digital media, art and design to begin August, 2020. The ideal candidates would demonstrate the ability to teach courses in some or all of the following areas: web design, animation, interactive design, virtual reality, game art and design, and or video and audio production contributing to the BA in Media X, and BFA in Art and Graphic Design undergraduate majors.
The candidate will teach 6 courses per year, advise students, participate in departmental and program service. Coursework may include foundation, intermediate and advanced courses in media, art and design. These courses will serve students in the Communication, Media X, and Art and Design majors. Relevant professional experience is a plus.
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 Design is 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.
Faculty rank and title are contingent upon the successful candidate's experience/qualifications.
Basic Qualifications: Requirements include a MFA or MA in Media, Art, Design or related field, and a demonstrated effectiveness in teaching undergraduates.
Physical Requirements: 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.
Special Instructions: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, online link to portfolio, three letters of reference from associates, which include statements supporting the candidates fit for the position.
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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