Faculty Position: New Media Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

Faculty Position: New Media Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

The School of Design in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applicants to apply for a tenure track position to teach in the New Media Design program. The New Media Design program focuses on developing strong conceptual and formal visual communication skills for digital interactive and user experience design solutions. Students are engaged in the theory, process, and practice of visual and motion design throughout the curriculum.

Faculty Position: New Media Design. We are seeking candidates that are well-rounded design professionals and educators with advanced visual design, interface design and user experience design skills for responsive and cross device solutions and digital products. Additional creative skills within interactive design, motion graphics, creative coding or installation work is recommended. Candidates should be qualified to teach throughout the curriculum. Primary responsibilities will be teaching user experience design, visual design, graphical user interface design, experimental interaction design, information and project planning for small and large scale interactive problems. Professional work experience in branding, consumer electronics and product design and development are suggested to help foster professional relationships between the New Media Design program and industry leaders. Ideal candidates will possess the ability to provide leadership and vision in integrating emerging technologies and techniques into the New Media Design curriculum. In addition to a full teaching load each term, other responsibilities include advising students, assisting in curriculum development, participating in research, scholarship and creative activity, and providing service to the university, college, department and profession.

Required Minimum Qualifications

MFA in Design or a terminal degree in a related field of study (completed by June 2016).
Minimum of four years professional experience in interaction design, user experience design, and visual design.
Minimum of three years teaching experience at the university level beyond a teaching assistantship.
Teaching experience in areas such as interaction design, user experience design, visual design, team projects, experimental design, motion graphics, 3D are suggested.
Proficiency in typography, design principles and methodology, graphical user interface design, user experience design, interactive coding, and project planning.
Proficiency in Adobe applications and emerging web and mobile technologies.
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Portfolio of Students' Work
Sample Syllabus
Cover Letter
Portfolio of Work
Statement of Diversity Contribution 
List of References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty, search openings, then Keyword Search 2042BR.

Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments

A brief teaching philosophy 
The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
Contribution to Diversity Statement
Examples of course syllabi and assignments (maximize attachment size-5MB)
PDF or a link to a website presenting twenty examples of professional work (maximize attachment size-5MB)
PDF or a link to a website presenting twenty examples of student work. (maximize attachment size-5MB)

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Peter Byrne, Administrative Chair, School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, 73 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623, or by email at pjbfaa@rit.edu.


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