Job: Assistant Professor of Digital Media, Comm-Arts @ UW-Madison

Job:  Assistant Professor of Digital Media, Comm-Arts @ UW-Madison
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 12:00am


Summary of Position

The Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks outstanding applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, to begin in fall 2012.

Candidates will be expected to conduct creative work and/or research in digital media, as well as to develop and teach courses in the theory and practice of digital media production. The new faculty member will teach a large introductory first-year course that emphasizes the convergence of interactive media, moving image, and audio production under a special initiative from the Chancellor. Candidates should possess broad-based skills in interactive web design and programming with HTML/CSS, high-definition video shooting and editing, sound design, and media compression for broadband delivery. Successful candidate will supervise teaching assistants in the first-year course, as well as teach additional courses in her/his specialized areas of expertise.

Required Credentials:

MFA, Ph.D, or equivalent in Communication or related field required, with a record of significant accomplishment. Previous teaching experience preferred.

To Apply:

Submit CV, letter detailing interests and capabilities, examples of creative work and/or relevant scholarly writing, and three letters of reference to

Michele Hilmes
Chair, Department of Communication Arts
University of Wisconsin-Madison
821 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706.

Electronic applications will not be accepted.

The deadline to assure full consideration is November 1, 2011.

Further Information:

EOE/AA. Employment may require a criminal background check. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. The Department of Communication Arts is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups.

Questions about the search may be directed to Professor J. J. Murphy at


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