Assistant Professor - Immersive Media
Job Requisition ID:2040Job Title:Assistant Professor - Immersive Media Job Type:Regular Full-TimeLocation:Pittsburgh, PA document.RedirectForm.Submit.disabled=false; Job Description:
Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities. Chatham University is launching its Bachelor of Arts in Immersive Media in the fall of 2019. One of the first programs of its kind, the B.A. in Immersive Media (IMM) is an interdisciplinary program that equips students with knowledge of design thinking, computer programming, interactive game design technology, creative methods, and cutting-edge hardware to create immersive experiences for a variety of applications and industries.
Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.
Our Immersive Media program is an interdisciplinary program with a focus on inter-department collaboration, research, and course development. We are looking for this position to contribute to course development, research and project development, and student mentorship. Faculty for the program will be expected to work with faculty from other departments and industry partners to explore expanded applications for immersive technologies.
This twelve-month position includes advising students, University service, professional, creative work and/or research and teaching at the undergraduate level, in the field of immersive media focused on virtual and augmented reality experience development. Candidates are expected to either carry out research or work on meaningful projects in a manner that encourages student involvement and contributes to the overall development of the Campus community. Faculty in the department will be expected to maintain and foster relationships with industry partners, attend industry conferences representing the university, and contribute to the local immersive development community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for teaching as well as collaborating on course development for the Immersive Media program curriculum and new courses. It is imperative that the candidate networks with industry, to include conference attendance, talks/lectures and attending industry events. Frequently, this position will work with other Immersive Media faculty to provide IT consultation and collaboration. It is expected that the candidate participate in departmental meetings, university trainings and other duties as assigned. It is also expected that the candidate fully participate in admissions related activities including recruitment.
•Ideal candidates will have or show potential for collaborative interdisciplinary work using immersive technology to solve difficult problems.
•Ability to teach either Unreal Engine or Unity for immersive development
•Practical experience outside of academia is also desirable (e.g. with a game development studio, design consultancy, or other company focused on immersive projects).
•Candidates with a combination of academic and practical experience are particularly encouraged to apply.
•A master’s degree or Ph.D. is required.
•Experience teaching object oriented computer programming.
•Experience teaching or applying human centered design principles.
Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.
Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Deadline for applications is May 1, 2019.
Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diverse candidates