Seattle University: Instructor, Digital Technology and Cultures

The School of New and Continuing Studies at Seattle University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track instructor. The appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal, beginning September 1, 2018. The interdisciplinary B.A. in Digital Technology and Cultures focuses on humanistic inquiry into digital culture and applied technology skills. Though the degree is offered in online and hybrid format for post-traditional students, the successful candidate must relocate to the Seattle area.

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 a teaching/research specialization in the theory and production of digital, new, and emerging media, with expertise in teaching digital cultural studies, new and social media production, digital storytelling, and history of text technologies.

Minimum Qualifications:  A doctoral degree and/or MFA and academic expertise in one or more of the following fields: Digital Humanities; Cultural Studies with a focus on technology; New Media; Digital Arts, or a related field. The candidate must be able to teach media production classes in digital imaging, data visualization, and 3D modelling using media production tools like Adobe Creative Suite, Tableau, and Unity.

Preferred Qualifications:  In addition, the candidate will possess a combination of these qualifications: experience creating courses and teaching in online and hybrid formats, and a demonstrated record of excellence as a teacher.

Seattle U Description:  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.

Application Instructions:  Submit applications online at  including a cover letter, creative portfolio, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references who can assess the candidate’s professional and academic qualifications.  Recommendation letters may be requested electronically following submission of application. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017. Open until filled.


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