The School of Media Arts & Design
James Madison University
Web Design Tenure-Track or Renewable Term Position
Beginning Fall 2013
The School of Media Arts & Design (SMAD) at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track or renewable-term assistant/associate professor position beginning in August 2013.
We seek a student-oriented colleague to teach a web design 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. 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 http://smad.jmu.edu.
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 the online application and upload the required cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references at https://joblink.jmu.edu/ (Search for posting number 0404859). Screening of applications will begin 15 October 2012 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 http://www.harrisonburgva.gov.