The School of Visual Studies (SVS) invites applications for a full time, ranked, non-tenure track, Assistant Teaching Professor in Digital Writing/Digital Storytelling at the University of Missouri starting Fall 2020. The successful candidate positions writing within the networks and ecologies of digital media. The candidate must be able to teach in both story development and writing and theory for digital media, as well as develop additional writing and theory courses within new media, such as gaming, VR/AR, comics/graphic novels etc. Candidates should also have the ability to incorporate some elements of practice within their courses. The ideal candidate will have a passion for integrating storytelling and technology; a portfolio of work in one or more of the following areas: multimedia storytelling, data-driven narrative, augmented and/or virtual reality.
The candidate will have a demonstrated ability to engage productively with students at all skill levels and a commitment to develop a vibrant multimedia production curriculum within the context of a large state university. Duties include teaching three courses per semester (6 per academic year) and working with the SVS director and digital storytelling program coordinator to expand course offerings and to strengthen their program.
Required qualifications include a BA and three years of equivalent professional experience or an MFA (or other terminal degree) at the time of appointment, and a documented record of two or more years of teaching, including graduate instructor of record.
Candidates will be evaluated on experience with a variety of teaching strategies, demonstrated ability to work collegially with other faculty and students on interdisciplinary/collaborative projects, demonstrated evidence of engaging, educating, and mentoring a diverse group of learners, and an interest in learning new technologies and applying them to the classroom.
Use the online application and be prepared to upload your CV, a letter of application addressing key qualifications and description of research/creative work, links to samples of relevant publications, papers, or creative work, sample syllabi, professional statement that includes your teaching philosophy. A diversity statement that describes the candidate's experiences, commitment, and goals in regards to incorporating an understanding of diversity/multiculturalism in research, teaching, and mentoring is required, and a list of the names and contact information of 3 references who can confirm the candidate's qualifications and experience.
Review of applications will begin on March 9, 2020 and the search will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Katina Bitsicas ( [email protected]) , with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ([email protected]) for any questions about the application process.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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