Job: Full or part-time, 1 year position in Media Arts and Game Dev (U of Wisconsin Whitewater)

The UW-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication seeks applications for an instructor in its Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) Program. This position is a one-year position either full-time or part-time beginning in the Fall 2014 semester.

MAGD is an innovative interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the use of digital technology for the conceptualization and development of computer based multi-media applications. The program promotes the critical analysis and design of interactive informational media, games and other forms of narrative and/or expressive digital applications. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to the instruction of the MAGD foundational course sequence, which encompasses multimedia, interactive media, visual design, programming, and content development for web-based instructional and commercial applications, as well as advanced courses in their area of expertise. Courses to teach may include Intro to MAGD, Web Development, Flash, Game Studies and Design, and Advanced Team Projects. Experience with one or more of the following is also required: Flash/ActionScript, HTML/CSS, Processing, Javascript, C++, C#, Boo.

The position requires an MS, MA, or an MFA degree. Preferred qualifications include a person with industry experience in game development, web development or multimedia production and/or teaching experience. Salary is competitive.

Review of applications will begin on August 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Communication is the largest department in the College of Arts and Communication and one of the largest at the University. The department serves more than 600 students who major in one of our seven emphases: Advertising, Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism, Corporate and Health Communication, Electronic Media, International Journalism, Media Arts and Game Development, and Public Relations.
The College of Arts and Communication serves a diverse population of students and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin System’s commitment to diversity and educational opportunity. We actively seek candidates who possess the interest and ability to work with students from diverse socio-economic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a comprehensive university in the well-respected University of Wisconsin system. Established in 1868, the University has approximately 12,000 students enrolled in 50 undergraduate and 11 graduate degree programs. We are committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives. Our core values include: Commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and understanding; Development of the Individual; Personal and Professional Integrity; Commitment to Serve; Commitment to develop a sense of community, respect for diversity, and global perspectives. We strive to create and maintain a positive and inviting environment for multicultural students, students with disabilities, and nontraditional students. See for more information.

How to apply: Submit a completed application packet online containing: a letter of application, curriculum vitae or resume, names and contact information of three references, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies will suffice until final stages of interview process). Digital samples of professional and/or student work should be included.
Application packets should be sent to:
Julie Ridgeman, Academic Department Associate
Communication Department
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

All other correspondence should be directed to: Dr. Jeff Herriott, Coordinator, Media Arts and Game Development.

UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an AA/EEO employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


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