Assistant Professor of New Media Arts
Southern Polytechnic State University - Marietta, GA

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The English, Technical Communication, and Media Arts Department at Southern Polytechnic State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position (other ranks considered) in New Media Arts beginning August 2013. The position is contingent on funding being available. SPSU (www.spsu.edu) is a member institution in the University System of Georgia, located 20 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta, in the historic city of Marietta.

Southern Polytechnic State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is a residential university with approximately 6,200 students pursuing bachelors and masters degrees in many of the nation’s fastest growing technology fields. The university, located one mile west of 1-75’s Exit 263, is just 20 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta. Southern Polytechnic is an EOE / ADA /AA Employer.

Essential Responsiblities
Responsibilities include teaching 12 credit hours each semester of media arts courses, plus additional arts/media arts courses as appropriate to the candidate’s background. The new hire will also take part in expanding offerings in support of our recently launched New Media Arts degree program.

Desirable Knowledge, Abilities & Skills

Qualifications
Candidates must have at minimum an MFA in New Media Arts or a closely related field by the time of appointment; doctorate preferred.

Preference will be given to artist/academic with ability to teach a range of courses in new media theory and practice, including film and video production, digital photography, media art history, visual thinking, web design, and 3D animation.

Special Instructions Summary
In addition to the required documents which must be uploaded, please note the following additional information:

-Cover Letter
-Curriculum Vitae
-Statement of teaching philosophy
-Statement of research interest and goals
-Unofficial graduate transcripts
- 3 professional references with contact information (name, phone number and address)

Screening of candidates will begin January 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Proposed Annual Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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