Employment Opportunities


Assistant Professor, Animation and Interactive Web Development

The University of Northern Iowa's College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences - Department of Communication Studies - seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Animation and Interactive Web Development beginning in August 2019. The areas of focus may include web and mobile applications, CSS animation, interactive visualization, interactive media design, creative coding, user interface design, database development, extended reality, or emergent media/hybrid forms and there will be opportunities to teach topics in digital culture. This full-time (9 month) position that requires teaching three courses each semester, and gives the successful candidate great flexibility to teach to their strengths and creative freedom to build one’s own work portfolio. Our intermediate and advanced courses are topic based and the successful candidate’s research and creative work will contribute to the direction of our program. Candidates should be prepared to teach coding and digital visualization skills in a lab environment, be able to demonstrate new developments in interactive media, advise students, and bring innovative ideas to curriculum development; options for teaching graduate students also exist.

UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.       

A terminal degree (MFA) in a studio discipline or related field (e.g., Digital Arts, Computational Arts, Interactive Multimedia, Game Design, or Communication Studies) is required. A Ph.D. will also be considered if the candidate has an active creative practice.

The required qualifications include substantial research/creative potential in the area of interactive digital studies; be committed to excellence in teaching; and demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred qualification includes creativity and innovation in the area of interactive digital studies; prior teaching experience, and evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level.

Applications received by November 1, 2018, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu/. Inquiries may be sent to Bettina Fabos, search chair, at Bettina.fabos@uni.edu or 319-273-5972. Pre-employment background checks required.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.


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