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Adjunct Faculty – Immersive Media

Chatham University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jul 4, 2023

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Adjunct Faculty - Immersive Media

Chatham University is accepting applications for the position of Adjunct Faculty.

Our Immersive Media program is interdisciplinary with a focus on inter-department collaboration, research, and course development. Adjunct faculty for the program will be expected to work with the full-time faculty to explore expanded applications for immersive technologies.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention. Learn more at: .

Position Summary:

This adjunct position is in the field of immersive media focused on virtual and augmented reality design and experience development.

Many courses in the Immersive Media program are taught with a project-based iterative design pedagogy that has faculty working side-by-side students in our design studio space.

This position covers teaching classes that may include (but are not limited to):
  • Introduction to Game Design
  • Human Centered Design
  • Integrated Design Research
  • Introduction to Immersive Media
As well as Immersive Media's project-based studio courses from introductory to advanced levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position's primary responsibility is teaching. We welcome adjunct faculty who will collaborate on course development for the Immersive Media program curriculum, as the field is constantly evolving.

Frequently, this position will work with other Immersive Media faculty to provide project support, student feedback, and enable collaborative opportunities for students.

In this role, you are expected to participate in departmental meetings and university trainings for adjunct faculty.

Required Qualifications:
  • Have or show potential for collaborative interdisciplinary immersive design work and/or research practices using immersive technology to solve difficult problems.
  • Practical experience outside of academia (i.e. with a game development studio, design consultancy, or other company focused on immersive or relevant projects).
  • Candidates with a combination of academic and practical experience are particularly encouraged to apply.
Our field and department are an eclectic mix of different types of skill sets and backgrounds. Candidates who believe they may be a good fit are encouraged to submit an application or reach out with questions.

Desired Qualifications:
  • A master's degree or doctorate degree is encouraged. Exceptions can be made with appropriate industry experience.
  • Experience teaching programming, particularly creative coding (such as with Processing, Unity/C#, TouchDesigner, or Arduino platforms).
  • Experience teaching with creative technology such as media arts, 3D modeling and animation, audio engineering, or game design and development.
  • Experience in the field of HCI, such as UX/UI design.
  • Experience teaching or applying human-centered design principles.
  • Ability to teach either Unreal Engine or Unity for immersive development.
How to Apply:

Applications accepted only via (direct link is ) and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please include:
  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references
Review of applications is ongoing. Vacancies will be filled as needed.

All application materials should be uploaded in the "Resume" section at the same time at the time of application. The system will not allow applicants to make edits to their applications after submission.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

About Chatham:

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities. Chatham University is launching its Bachelor of Arts in Immersive Media in the fall of 2019. One of the first programs of its kind, the B.A. in Immersive Media (IMM) is an interdisciplinary program that equips students with knowledge of design thinking, computer programming, interactive game design technology, creative methods, and cutting-edge hardware to create immersive experiences for a variety of applications and industries.

Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.


Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, business & communications, and the arts & sciences. 

As the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson '29, Chatham is perennially ranked as one of the "greenest" colleges in the United States. 

Located in Pittsburgh, PA—one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns—Chatham is composed of three distinct locations: the historic arboretumShadyside CampusChatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses. 

Chatham's mission is "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living, and working environment for all members of the campus community. 

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