Interactive Media Studio Director – Senior Lecturer or Lecturer, Full-Time or Senior Artist-in-Residence (AA8748)
Organization: University of Washington, Bothell, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Bothell, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Bothell
Title : Lecturer, full-time, competitive recruitment, Senior Artist in Residence, Senior Lecturer, full-time
University of Washington Bothell
Interactive Media Design, Studio Director Search, 2014-15
The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks a dynamic educator and professional to guide students in applying theories and practices of interactive media design in an immersive studio environment. Industry experience as a senior contributor or leader of end-user software development and/or related digital media projects is preferred. The Studio Director is a hybrid teaching/administrative position that serves as a cornerstone of the campus’s IMD major. The successful candidate will have a faculty appointment in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) or the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and will join a campus that values interdisciplinarity, diversity, and engaged forms of research and teaching. This is a multi-year appointment with a 9-month service period.
IMD’s cohort-based, 2-year program consists of paired studio and practicum classes in five of six quarters, in addition to electives. The Studio Director is responsible for teaching the sequence of practicum courses in which students design, prototype, and pilot interactive media products (http://www.bothell.washington.edu/mediadesign/course-information/studio-elements). The role requires the management of a diverse portfolio of student projects and coordination with internal and external stakeholders, including faculty members, students, and staff across campus, regional organizations and businesses, and UW Bothell’s Digital Future Lab (http://www.bothell.washington.edu/digitalfuture). We are especially interested in applicants who can connect students to the broader technology community in the region.
Specific requirements for this role include:
• Passion for working with undergraduate and graduate students who have broad backgrounds and limited experience by leading, championing, managing, instructing, critiquing, mentoring, advising, and supporting them, as needed, in mastering the concepts and skills needed to succeed in their career aspirations.
• Record of teaching success in studio environments and evidence of success in working with diverse student and community populations.
• Familiarity with current production and design methodologies and tools, facility with all aspects of interactive media development, and software development and/or related digital media production background (professional expertise and experience leading cross-discipline teams preferred).
• Masters or PhD degree or significant industry experience is required at time of appointment.
The University of Washington Bothell houses an array of undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the UW as a whole. Co-housed in the Schools of IAS and STEM, the major in IMD is part of a dynamic digital media production ecology on and off campus. Along with related degrees in IAS (media and communication studies; interdisciplinary arts) and STEM (applied computing), IMD educates students to become critical, collaborative, and creative media producers, artists, and designers. In this way, the major contributes to the campus’s broader commitment to the linkage of theory and practice through scholarship and curricula that are relevant to diverse student populations.
When hired through a national search, Lecturers and Artists-in-Residence are eligible for renewable multi-year appointments, promotion, and sabbatical, among other benefits available to full-time UW faculty members. For more information about the position, the IMD major, and the Schools of IAS and STEM, please visit the campus website (http://www.uwb.edu/) or email the search committee chair, Professor Mark Kochanski: MKochanski@uwb.edu. Preferred deadline: January 5, 2015. Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for the position; CV; research/creative work sample; and evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier. Email applications in one electronic file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the process.
University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service. Candidates should expect to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.