Assistant Professor – New Media
(Web Design and Development)
3-year term position
The Department of New Media at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a full-time, 3-year term position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2015. This position is subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.
An M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree is required, combined with a demonstrated record of creative activity and/or scholarly research in the area of web design and development, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will have excellent web design and development skills including:
- experience in the creative exploration of emerging and integrated web technologies,
- understanding of the cultural, political, economical and environmental implications of the web,
- fluency in best practices and current W3C standards including responsive web design,
Additional desirable attributes include demonstrated experience in mobile application development, and an ability to teach foundational courses in visual communication, graphic design, and/or history and theory of new media. Candidates who have experience in graduate supervision and an interest in teaching and serving in graduate studies are particularly encouraged to apply. As well as teaching courses in web design and development, teaching duties in other areas of the Department may be assigned depending upon the candidate’s secondary proficiencies.
The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research/ creative activity, and have the potential to contribute actively in the Department of New Media and the Faculty of Fine Arts. The Faculty of Fine Arts offers degree programs in Drama, Art, Music and New Media within a liberal education context, and focuses on excellence in teaching and research/creative activity. The Centre for the Arts features outstanding equipment, facilities. The Department of New Media offers four degree programs: a B.F.A., a combined B.F.A/BMgt., a combined B.F.A/B.Ed. and an M.F.A. in New Media. For more information about the Department of New Media and University of Lethbridge, please visit our websites at:
Interested applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest describing all areas of expertise, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and samples of recent research/creative work. Please arrange for three confidential letters of reference from qualified referees who can assess teaching and research/creative activity to be sent directly to the Dean by the closing date. Any submissions of electronic images, audio, or video must be received on a physical media format (CD/DVD disc, USB drive, etc.).
Closing date: Applications must be received by May 22, 2015.
Applications may be sent by mail, email, or fax to:
Dr. Edward Jurkowski, Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329-2342 • Fax: (403) 382-7127
The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference is given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.
Rank: Assistant Professor
in Faculty of Fine Arts