Instructor, Digital Technology and Cultures at Seattle University

Instructor of Digital Technology and Cultures

School of New and Continuing Studies, Seattle University

The School of New and Continuing Studies at Seattle University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track instructor. The appointment, located in Seattle, Washington, is for three years with the possibility of renewal, beginning September 1, 2017. The interdisciplinary Digital Technology and Cultures B.A. will be offered in online and hybrid format for part-time, post-traditional students. The B.A. in Digital Technology and Cultures provides a program for adult learners that focuses on humanistic inquiry into digital culture. It also offers students the opportunity to develop the applied technology skills necessary to produce rhetorically sound and ethically informed media content that values diversity and justice.  

The Instructor of Digital Technology and Cultures will be responsible for developing course content in online and hybrid formats; teaching; faculty advising; and service.

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching adult learners and designing and teaching online/hybrid classes that creatively integrate technology and digital pedagogy. A teaching/research interest in one or more of the following areas is preferred: digital cultural studies, computers and writing, digital/social media, digital rhetoric, multimodal composition, applied technology studies, history of text technologies.

Minimum Qualifications: A doctoral degree and academic expertise in one or more of the following fields: Digital Technology and Cultures; Digital Humanities; Cultural Studies with a focus on technology; Applied Information Technologies; or a related field. The candidate must be able to teach computational thinking and Python to liberal arts students.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition, the candidate will possess a combination of these qualifications: a background in teaching adult post-traditional students, experience creating courses and teaching in online and hybrid formats, experience teaching media production, and a demonstrated record of excellence as a teacher.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges.  U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2017” ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Submit applications online at https://jobs/seattleu.edu including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references who can assess the candidate’s professional and academic qualifications (letters will be solicited upon submission of application). Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017. Open until filled.

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