The School of Media Arts & Design
James Madison University
Web Design/Advanced Web Design Tenure-Track or Renewable Term Positions
Beginning Fall 2013

The School of Media Arts & Design (SMAD) at James Madison University invites applications for two tenure-track or renewable-term assistant/associate professor positions beginning in August 2013.

Web Design (Posting Number: 0405122)

We seek a student-oriented colleague to teach the web design and production portion of our foundation course and contribute to other areas of our curriculum. The foundation course includes an introduction to HTML and CSS, basic web-design principles, and various production techniques. Research and/or creative strength beyond the foundations level is highly desirable and the successful candidate will also be afforded the opportunity to teach other courses in her/his area of academic or media expertise.

Advanced Web Design (Posting Number: 0405123)

We seek a student-oriented colleague with sophisticated design/aesthetic sensibilities (both web and print) and technical expertise to teach intermediate and advanced interactive media courses. Candidates must be able to demonstrate advanced expertise with HTML and CSS, Javascript, content management systems and mobile development. The program focuses on both technical skills and consideration of user-centered and responsive designs. The ability to teach print design is also desired. The successful candidate will also be afforded the opportunity to teach other courses in her/his area of media expertise.

SMAD provides one of the finest media production facilities in the country. Its media labs offer instructional workspace for creating graphics, animation, audio, video, web sites, and apps.

SMAD has four concentrations: Converged/Interactive Media, Corporate Communication, Digital Video and Cinema, and Journalism. Our faculty represents a blend of professional and academic interests. The School has more than 20 faculty members and approximately 600 undergraduate majors. For more information about our program, go to

All SMAD faculty are engaged in teaching, service, and research or creative activities. An MFA or Ph.D. is required for a tenure-track appointment; ABD applicants with the degree near completion will be considered. A master's degree is required for a renewable-term appointment. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.

To apply, complete an online application and upload the required cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references at (Search for posting number 0405122 and/or position number 0405123). Screening of applications will begin 12 March 2013 and continue until the job is filled. JMU is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action/equal access employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.

JMU is a vibrant university of more than 20,000 students. It is located in Harrisonburg, a Virginia Main Street community of about 50,000, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The university is approximately one hour from Charlottesville and two hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond. JMU has been ranked as the South's top public master's-level university for 17 of the past 18 years by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to

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