The Humanities Department at Michigan Technological University invites candidates for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Digital Media.
Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and scholarly work in new media and visual studies with a critical and interdisciplinary approach to the history and theory of digital media. Areas of expertise might include: social media; digital literacies; new media and social advocacy; information design; publishing systems; graphic design and typography; design and technology studies; media and communication theory. Candidates will be expected to contribute to curriculum development in our undergraduate and graduate programs, which afford faculty unique opportunities to teach and engage in research that both shapes and benefits from a rich multi-disciplinary environment. The usual tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses (6 hrs) per semester.
PhD in hand by August 15, 2015 strongly preferred.
Professional experience in graphic design, publishing, or other digital media development is desirable.
The Humanities Department offers undergraduate major degrees in English; Liberal Arts; Communication, Culture, and Media (CCM); and Scientific and Technical Communication (STC), and doctoral and master degrees in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture (RTC). Please see our website: http://www.hu.mtu.edu.
Within these programs, the Humanities Department features a Media Certificate, a Digital Media track within CCM, a Digital Rhetoric Track within STC, and a Media, Technology, and Visual Studies track within the graduate RTC program. The Humanities Department features a state-of-the-art media production and resource facility to support teaching and research (http://www.mtu.edu/humanities/hdmz). The usual tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses (6 hrs.) per semester.
Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university, with a diverse community of 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and cross-disciplinary faculty. Located on Lake Superior in Houghton, MI, its community offers year-round recreational and cultural opportunities.
Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.
Michigan Tech’s Dual Career Program is available to assist with partner orientation to the university and community and identification of possible positions for partners (see www.dual.mtu.edu)
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 20, 2015.
To apply, visit https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/2472
1. Letter of Application
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness