The Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh is expecting to create a new, position as the Director of Digital Media Laboratory to begin August 2014, pending budgetary approval. We seek a digitally-skilled, experienced educator to fill this cross-programmatic position. Our department recognizes that new genres of scholarship and pedagogy require writers, teachers, and students to learn and produce work in emerging audio-visual and interactive platforms. Through teaching, digital lab consultation, and curricular activities, the DDML will support this work. Specifically, the DDML will develop and disseminate digital media practice across programs in composition, creative writing, literature, and film, build on existing momentum, and forge new initiatives and partnerships that position Pitt English on the vanguard of digital media projects and pedagogy.
The DDML will: (1) support and collaborate with other faculty to design and produce innovative multimedia projects and remain current with emerging platforms, practices, and genres; (2) design and teach production-based digital courses across programs, as needed, including regular courses in composition and writing, which prepare Graduate Teaching Assistants to take on courses within the department’s digital curriculum; (3) supervise the activities of the Digital Media Learning Coordinator (graduate student appointment) to provide training and support in digital technology and pedagogy, and (4) participate in the development of emerging digital initiatives, including the creation of an interdepartmental Digital Studies Certificate and a dedicated lab space for digital narrative and production.
MFA or PhD required. Appointment will be at the rank of clinical assistant professor, outside of the tenure stream. Salaries competitive.
To apply, please visit Interfolio, and supply the following materials by November 30, 2014.
1) Cover letter
2) CV that details scholarly and creative work informing digital pedagogy
3) Teaching Portfolio
4) Names of three references
Selected candidates will be invited to submit letters of recommendation.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.