Digital Media Development

Michigan State University
East Lansing
Sep 24, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
Human Resources
Full Time

Digital Media Development

The School of Journalism and Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Michigan State University (MSU) have a Digital Media Development position open for either a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a Professional who would join their faculty in August 2013 or earlier.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Posting #6749): An expert in Digital Media Development whose scholarship addresses the use of innovative communication technologies and whose creative capabilities include designing, developing and building new media. Ideal candidates will have juried or peer-reviewed works to their credit and demonstrate evidence of obtaining external funding to support their scholarship. The candidate should have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a relevant discipline prior to their appointment.

PROFESSIONAL (Posting #6758): An expert in Digital Media Development, a teacher and professional whose skills focus on designing, developing and building new media. Skills should include coding and programming. Ideal candidates should have several years of experience in creating and bringing new media successfully to market and are expected to remain active in the creative field.

Our new colleague will teach in each department, which are collaborators in the college-wide integrated media arts program called Media Sandbox, a multi-disciplinary curriculum developed by CAS. Sandbox classes include creativity, storytelling, visual communication (photography, video, information graphics), multimedia, web design, game design, and animation:

For more information and to apply, please refer to Posting #6749 (Assistant Professor) or Posting #6758 (Professional) and complete an electronic submission at the MSU Employment Opportunities website - Please submit electronically the following: 1) cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position, 2) vita, 3) names and contact information of three references and 4) web link to an online portfolio or PDF document, if available. Please direct inquiries to Karl Gude, chair of the search committee, at The search committee will begin its evaluation of applicants October 1, 2012, and continue until an exceptional candidate is selected.

The School of Journalism and the Department of Advertising and Public Relations both house vibrant faculties and integrate internationally known scholars and professionals who offer a digitally based professional curriculum and nationally ranked interdisciplinary graduate programs. New media research and development is an area of excellence in CAS, and opportunities abound for collaboration and program-building within the College and University. CAS was the first college of communication in the country, and MSU is the only university in the country with two top 10 doctoral programs in the National Research Council’s rankings in the field of Communication.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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