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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Digital Media

at University of Houston Downtown

Posted: 3/11/2019
Job Reference #: FAC000793

Job Description

The College of Technology is the second largest growingcollege at the University of Houston, a Carnegie-designated Tier One publicresearch university. We are looking for highly dedicated scholars, researchers,and teachers to help us prepare the future's technologist, scientists, andbusiness leaders. 


The Digital Media program in the Information and LogisticsTechnology Department is seeking applicants for a full-time,nine-month academic year, tenure-track position at the associate or fullprofessor rank depending on qualifications. The anticipated start date of theposition is September 1, 2019.


Digital media is the creative convergence of digital arts, science, technology, and businessfor human expression,communication, social interaction, and education. The Digital Media program is characterizedby a curriculum which stresses the “producer” side of digital media andemphasizes the business aspect of the field along with its technical andaesthetic aspects.


The successful applicant must havea strong teaching record coupled with nationally- or internationally-regardedscholarly activity in one or more of these areas of specialization: print,packaging, eMedia, eCommerce, motion media, or simulation and gaming.


The Digital Media undergraduateprogram in the Information and Logistics Technology Department at theUniversity of Houston has experienced steady growth instudent enrollment. The program is accredited by the Accrediting Council ofCollegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC) and serves approximately 600 undergraduatestudents specializing in one of six concentrations in Digital Media. Amaster's-level graduate program is in the planning stages. Additional informationis available online at: http://uh.edu/tech/digitalmedia/


The University of Houston is one of the most diverseresearch universities in the nation serving one of the largest metropolitan areasin the nation. As such, the University of Houston values a faculty comprised ofa diverse community of scholars and teachers.


The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student population. 


Houston is a major metropolitan area with a robust economy,excellent schools, the Texas Medical Center, and exciting cultural diversity.There are abundant employment opportunities for dual-career families. TheDigital Media program is headquartered on the University's satellite campus inSugar Land, Texas. See sugarlandtx.gov for more information about this thrivingand affordable city.


Academic responsibilities at UH include teaching undergraduate courses; assisting in the development of a graduate program; providing program, departmental, college, and university service; and conducting research. Responsibilities of research, service and teaching may be in any content area related to digital media.


The application packet should include: (1) acurriculum vita or resume, (2) the candidate's statement of teaching philosophyand possible research interests, (3) evidence of instructional delivery andcourse development experience and (4) contact information for three professional references. Screening of applicationswill begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Candidates must have earned a terminal degree (doctorate orMFA) in an area of study related to the Digital Media Program (see Description above). Candidates mustpossess outstanding academic credentials that clearly demonstrate the abilityto conduct independent and successful research as well as teach courses in digitalmedia. Candidates must have excellent communication skills with a commitment toengage in high quality undergraduate and graduate education. 

The University of Houston is a Tier One Research University;thus, UH is looking for anoutstanding candidate who will conduct research and contribute to a nationallycompetitive externally-funded research program at the University of Houston. 

The successful candidate will have thebackground to move laterally into an associate- or full-professor position, beable to meet the requirements for tenureat the University of Houston (see http://www.uh.edu/provost/policies-resources/faculty/_document-faculty/p-t-2018-2019-guidelines.pdf), have a passion for teaching andmentoring students, and be committed to student success.

Qualifications

Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.