Teaching Professor (all ranks) or Instructor in Graphic Information Technology

Arizona State University

Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
The Polytechnic School
Teaching Professor (all ranks) or Instructor in Graphic Information Technology
Location:Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and The Polytechnic School (TPS) seek applicants for a faculty Teaching Professor (all ranks) or Instructor position in the area of the Graphic Information Technology (GIT) program. The Polytechnic School (TPS), one of the eight Fulton Schools, houses a vibrant engineering teaching community and invites applicants to become a part of a dynamic and growing team that promotes transdisciplinary teaching, enablesstudent success, supports transforming society, values entrepreneurship mindset, and conducts use-inspired research.

The Graphic Information Technology Program is housed on the Polytechnic campus and resides in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The GIT Program lives at the intersections of creativity, visual design and technology, preparing students to create visual content for multi-channel distribution – print, web, photo, video, and animation. Students receive a foundation in technology and business fundamentals with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation. The program prepares graduates for careers as visual design technologists encompassing front-end Web design and development, printing and digital publishing, commercial photography and videography, and 2D/3D animation game art and animation.

We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching and research, and help the university to achieve its aspirations. Faculty members in the Fulton Schools are expected to contribute to the standards of inclusive excellence in the undergraduate and graduate programs through effective pedagogical practices and instructions, delivery of courses that are on-campus and online, develop curriculum, advise and mentor student projects, and provide service to the program, college, and university. Service is an important component of these positions and demonstrated by the collaboration, cooperation, contribution, team building, leadership, and industry engagement of successful faculty.

Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Focus Area 1: 2D/3D Animation
• 3D Media Production
• Visual Narrative in Motion Graphics
• Computer Animation and Motion Graphics

Focus Area 2: Digital Design; Print, and Publishing
• Printing Technology
• Commercial Print Production
• Color Management
• Digital Publishing
• Print Design

Focus Area 3: Commercial Photography and Video
• Image Editing and Manipulation
• Commercial Photography
• Video Production and Editing
• High Speed Video and Thermal Imaging
• Immersive Video Production

Focus Area 4: Front-end Web Design and Development
• Web Content Design
• Information Design and Usability
• New Media Internet Technologies
• Advanced Web Markup and Scripting
• Multimedia Authoring, Scripting, and Production
• Website and E-Commerce Strategies

Appointment will be at the Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor rank or the Instructor rank commensurate with the candidate’s degree, experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2024. These positions are full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible and renewable on an academic year basis contingent upon satisfactory performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

The Polytechnic School seeks candidates who have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence that incorporates effective learning pedagogy, contributes to our academic programs, supports the University aspirations, and advances the ASU Charter (https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about/asu-charter-mission-and-goals).

Qualifications

Required qualifications:
• Earned Master’s or Doctoral degree in Design, Communication, Multimedia or a related discipline by the time of appointment
• Academic background commensurate with teaching courses in one or more of the subject areas listed above
• Evidence of excellence in teaching, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank

Desired qualifications:
• Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching
• Commitment to inclusive research and teaching practices
• Demonstrated success, appropriate to the candidate’s rank, in mentoring, training, supervising, and graduating students for both academic and industrial careers

Application Instructions

Application deadline is March 31, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit https://hiring.engineering.asu.edu/ and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum)
• Contact information for three (3) references – Name, Position, Affiliation, Email, and Phone

The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to cultivating excellence, delivering innovation that matters, encouraging bold thinking, fostering a community of learning and collaboration and building a foundation for all to be successful. Applicants are encouraged to address how their past, current, and future activities align with the ASU Charter and Fulton Schools of Engineering values in their application materials.

For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Chad Westover via email at chad.westover@asu.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

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