Job: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor for Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality School of Communication American University

The School of Communication (SOC) at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the field of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 1, 2018. Rank is dependent on experience. Applicants should have a terminal degree in an appropriate field.

Candidates should be effective teachers and must be strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research and/or high-impact contributions to the field of communication, whether related to professional practice, creative endeavor, or academic discipline. We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship/professionalism in areas focusing on Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality. Candidates also should have expertise in one or more of the following areas as well: emerging media, digital media, immersive storytelling, simulation, interactive documentary/journalism, or 360 film. This is a joint search with the Journalism and Film & Media Arts divisions in SOC. The successful candidate will be appointed in the division that best suits her/his creative, professional, and scholarly work. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across divisions and to develop and implement courses of interest to all SOC students, regardless of major. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities include participation in Division, School and University activities.

The position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work with world-class faculty in film, journalism, and media arts as well as SOC’s Center for Media and Social Impact, the Investigative Reporting Workshop, the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and the nationally ranked Game Lab. Faculty have opportunities to work with professionals in federal agencies, museum, and national journalism organizations.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin Sept. 1, 2017. Please submit applications via:

Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Aisha Green, Faculty Coordinator, 202-885-2133, or if you have questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit The School of Communication offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Film & Media Arts, Communication Studies, Journalism, and Public Communication. The Journalism and Public Communication programs are accredited by ACEJMC. Learn more about the School of Communication at and about Journalism at

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco- and smoke-free campus.


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