Instructional Assistant Professor - Digital Media - (FAC001619)
The Digital Media program in the Information and Logistics Technology Department is seeking applicants for a full-time non-tenure-track Instructional Assistant Professor. The appointment begins September 1, 2021.
Non-tenure-track professors have two areas of responsibility: teaching and professional service. About three-quarters of a non-tenure-track professor’s responsibility is devoted to teaching while the remainder is dedicated to professional service. Service responsibilities at UH include: assisting in the development and refinement of the Digital Media program and its courses; serving on program, departmental, college, and university committees; and participating in local and national professional groups in the name of the university.
T he University of Houston is one of the most diverse research universities in the nation serving one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the nation. As such, the University of Houston values a faculty comprised of a diverse community of scholars and teachers. Houston is a major metropolitan area with a robust economy, excellent schools, the Texas Medical Center, and exciting cultural diversity.
The College of Technology is the fourth largest college at the University of Houston, and one of the fastest growing. As a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university, we are looking for highly dedicated scholars, researchers, and teachers to help us create and prepare the talent for the future's technologists, engineers, scientists, and business leaders for a lifetime career of innovation, economic development, and workforce creation.
Digital media is the creative convergence of digital arts, science, technology, and business for human expression, communication, social interaction, and education. The Digital Media program is characterized by a curriculum which stresses the “producer” and “strategist” sides of digital media and emphasizes the business aspect of the field along with its technical scientific, and aesthetic aspects.
The successful applicant will have educational and employment history in one or more of these areas of specialization: print, packaging, eMedia, eCommerce, motion media, or simulation and gaming. 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.
The Digital Media undergraduate program in the Information and Logistics Technology Department at The University of Houston has experienced steady growth in student enrollment. The program is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC) and serves approximately 500 undergraduate students. A master’s-level graduate program is under construction. Additional information is available online at: http://uh.edu/tech/digitalmedia/ .
The Digital Media program is headquartered on the University’s satellite campus in Sugar Land, Texas. See sugarlandtx.gov for more information about this thriving and affordable city.
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) in an area of study related to the Digital Media Program.
Successful applicants will have educational and employment history in one or more of these areas of specialization: print, packaging, eMedia, eCommerce, motion media, app design, or simulation and gaming. Recent graduates of terminal degree programs are encouraged to apply.
To be chosen for this position, a candidate must possess outstanding teaching skills in any content area related to the existing Digital Media program. These skills may be demonstrated through successful employment in a higher-education setting or by completing a successful Teaching Assistant role while pursuing the terminal degree.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and a commitment to engage in high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful candidate will also have a passion for teaching and mentoring students and be committed to student success.
Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.