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Lecturer in Computational Media

Employer
Georgia Tech Literature, Media and Communications - Writing and Communication
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
N/A
Start date
Nov 29, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (https://www.lmc.gatech.edu) of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia) seeks to fill a non-tenure-track Lecturer position in Digital Design and Production to teach core courses in our undergraduate BS in Computational Media degree program. We seek an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys working with undergraduates and preparing them for careers in digital media fields, particularly UI/UX as well as digital arts and expression.

Responsibilities

Teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following subject areas: 2D and 3D visual design, information design, interaction design, web design. (LMC 27xx and LMC 37xx in our curriculum). *A MS degree will meet the requirements for this teaching responsibility* Teaching load is 3 courses in the Fall and 3 courses in the Spring semesters Organize and coordinate content and pedagogical strategies across the sequence of these courses within the undergraduate curriculum. Participate in administrative meetings relevant to the Computational Media program Required Qualifications Graduate degree in appropriate field required.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching and/or working in one or more of the following areas: 2D and 3D visual design with an emphasis on digital media, information design, and interaction design. Interest or background in the role that generative AI can play in these areas is desired. In these roles, the ability to teach a diverse student body is essential. Terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) preferred

Required Documents to Attach

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae or resume, a description of teaching interests and experience as well as their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

Apply Before Date

Applications will be considered beginning January 15, 2024, but the search will continue until the positions are filled.

Contact Information

Requests for information may be directed to Dr. Jay Bolter (jdbolter+cml@gatech.edu). 

About the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Institute of Technology

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a multi-disciplinary program. It offers degrees in Literature, Media, and Communication, and in Computational Media, M.S. degrees in Digital Media, Human-Computer Interaction, and Global Media and Cultures, as well as a Ph.D. in Digital Media. Film and media courses are taught across these and adjourning programs and attract a wide range of students. The Bachelor of Science in Computational Media is a collaborative effort by the College of Computing, the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC), and the School of Music. The program offers a thorough education in all aspects of the computer as a medium: the technical, the historical-critical, and the applied. Program graduates will have both significant hands-on and theoretical knowledge of computing and an understanding of visual design and the history of media. Graduates will be uniquely positioned to plan, create, and critique new digital media forms for entertainment, education, and business communication. See also: https://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/computational-media-bs/

Overview

Georgia Tech prides itself on its technological resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to building an outstanding and diverse community of learning, discovery, and creation. We strongly encourage applicants whose values align with our institutional values, as outlined in our Strategic Plan. These values include academic excellence, diversity of thought and experience, inquiry and innovation, collaboration and community, and ethical behavior and stewardship. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

About Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with numerous economic and cultural strengths. The Institute serves more than 45,000 students through top-ranked undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in engineering, computing, science, business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech's faculty attracted more than $1.4 billion in research awards this past year in fields ranging from biomedical technology to artificial intelligence, energy, sustainability, semiconductors, neuroscience, and national security. Georgia Tech ranks among the nations top 20 universities for research and development spending and No. 1 among institutions without a medical school. 

Georgia Tech's Mission and Values

Georgia Tech's mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute has nine key values that are foundational to everything we do: 

1.            Students are our top priority. 

2.            We strive for excellence. 

3.            We thrive on diversity. 

4.            We celebrate collaboration. 

5.            We champion innovation. 

6.            We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression.

7.            We nurture the wellbeing of our community. 

8.            We act ethically. 

9.            We are responsible stewards. 

Over the next decade, Georgia Tech will become an example of inclusive innovation, a leading technological research university of unmatched scale, relentlessly committed to serving the public good; breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges and opportunities of our time; making technology broadly accessible; and developing exceptional, principled leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce novel ideas and create solutions with real human impact. 

 Equal Employment Opportunity

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for all. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services.  Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities.

Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions.  This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia Tech prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.

All members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, which consists of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values shape and fundamentally support our University's work. Additionally, all faculty, staff, and administrators must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents and Georgia Institute of Technology's policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom. More information on these policies can be found here: Board of Regents Policy Manual | University System of Georgia (usg.edu).

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