Title: 161-NN_FACULTY - Scholarly Assistant Professor - Career
Business Title: Scholarly Assistant Professor - Career
Location: WSU TRI-CITIES CAMPUS
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
The Digital Technology and Culture program at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Teaching), Career track faculty position with a focus on Web Development and Design. This is a temporary, nine month, three year appointment with possibility of renewal. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and benefits are competitive. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment on August 16, 2022. This position is located on the Pullman, WA campus.
The Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) program is an interdisciplinary program within the College of Arts and Sciences emphasizing humanistic understandings of technology, publicly engaged research, and creative production emphasizing social justice, anti-racist pedagogies, and decolonial methodologies. DTC faculty combine creative production and critical inquiry with an emphasis on community engagement in various formats. The DTC program is a growing unit with several undergraduate tracks and a graduate certificate. Students in any track in the program receive instruction on engaged practice and critical approaches to a wide breath of theory, technology, and media.
The successful applicant is expected to teach undergraduate courses with an emphasis on creative and critical web development and design, interactive design, scripting, front-end development, information architecture and user experience; aid in the management and development of lab spaces; mentor students, work in collaboration with other units in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and be an active part of the DTC core faculty. The successful candidate will teach core courses in DTC (DTC 101, 201, 206, 475, 497) along with specific courses in the Web Development option which explores the principles of web design, coding, information architecture, and usability in a global cultural context. More information about the degree tracks offered in DTC can be found here: https://dtc.wsu.edu/major-requirements/. More information about individual courses are here: https://dtc.wsu.edu/courses/.
Campus and Program Description
WSU, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the DTC program value diversity amongst the faculty and as such we encourage applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. WSU is a land grant, multi-campus, state university. The Assistant Professor, Career Track, Web Development and Design position will serve on the Pullman campus, located in Eastern Washington on the traditional homelands of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus Band of Indians. The successful candidate will join a growing interdisciplinary program consisting of scholars, teachers, and practitioners of design, animation, critical digital literacy, digital media studies, web development, information ethics, critical game studies, and software studies. CAS and the University values and supports interdisciplinary work and fosters broad collaborations that break down silos and extend to meaningful partnerships with the multiple publics the university serves. The DTC program offers the B.A., as well as a graduate certificate in digital culture and humanities. Candidates are encouraged to explore the broad areas of research and instruction on the Digital Technology and Culture website at: dtc.wsu.edu.
MA, MFA, or MDe, MAD, MGraph, Ph.D. in Information Sciences, Interactive Design, Web Development / Design, or closely related area by the hire date
Evidence of successful classroom and/or individual instruction or mentorship
Evidence of ability to mentor students, including those from diverse backgrounds
Professional experience in web development and design, interactive media, immersive technologies, VR/AR/XR, or related technology industries
Experience working in a studio, lab or collaborative production spaces, on collaborative projects, and/or within collaborative programs
Commitment to retention of underrepresented students and student-success initiatives
Experience with, or willingness to, teach online.
WSU Tri-Cities, Office of Academic and Student Affairs
College of Arts and Sciences, Digital Technology and Culture Program
The salary range for this position is $5,333.33 - $6,111.11
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
This is a temporarily funded, one (1) year position, with annual renewals subject to satisfactory performance, mutual consent, and available funding.
Posting Screening Date:
This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin on Thursday, January 19, 2023.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Ensure that all the required and preferred qualifications that apply are addressed in your application submissions. Please be prepared to upload the following documents to your online application:
A cover letter explaining your interest in the position;
Teaching statement (2 pages max) addressing your experience, philosophy, and pedagogical approaches;
A statement (2 pages max) addressing your competency engaging with diversity, equity, and anti-racist approaches to research and creative production;
Curriculum Vitae; and
Names and contact information of three (3) professional references able to provide a letter addressing qualifications relative
Contact information for three (3) references
Applicants must attach the above required documents to their online application. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
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