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Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois  61920

Title: Instructor of Digital Media
Location: Charleston, IL  61920

Employer Description

Position: Annually contracted faculty position in the School of Technology Digital Media Program

Responsibilities: The EIU School of Technology is searching for an annually contracted faculty member for the BS in Digital Media with one or more of three main areas of expertise: Gaming and Animation, Digital Media, and/or Web Development, beginning August 16, 2018. Selected candidate(s) will teach courses in the core area of the BS in Digital Media program and/or web development focus area as required and depending on qualifications.

Gaming and Animation courses include Introduction to Gaming and Animation, 3D Modeling, Graphics for Gaming and Animation, Motion Capture, and Emerging Gaming Technologies. Classes include areas such as prototyping, C# programming, Javascript programming, 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, 2D and 3D animation, debugging and publishing. Proficiency in teaching with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop) and gaming and animation software tools (Unity, UnReal Engine, Maya, 3DS Max, MotionBuilder) is required.

Digital Media courses include Introduction to Graphics Technology, Digital Media, Digital Media Production Management, ePublishing, and Digital Media Strategy. Classes include areas such as 2D multichannel design, specialty graphics production, digital media management, graphics campaign management and graphics integration. Proficiency in teaching with Adobe Creative Suite and lab production equipment (inkjet printers, laser printers, finishing equipment) is required.

Web development courses include Front End Web Development, Search Engine Optimization, Web Content Management Systems, and Emerging Web Technologies. Classes include areas such as prototyping, web project management techniques, UI/UX design, HTML5/CSS3/JS, jQuery, SASS, AngularJS, and multimedia integration. Proficiency in teaching with Adobe Creative Suite and web development software tools (Dreamweaver, Brackets, Sublime Text) is required. Experience teaching advanced web programming PHP MySQL, AJAX and/or Ruby on Rails is a plus.

The selected candidate will also serve on students’ capstone project committees as needed.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Animation, Computer Graphics, Digital Media, Technology, Web Development, or similar field from a nationally accredited university required. Doctorate or ABD preferred. Professional experience in gaming, animation, digital media, technical management, or an academic environment preferred. The successful candidates will have excellent oral and written communication skills and outstanding teaching abilities. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.

Applications: Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of application indicating how the candidate's background and credentials meet the position's responsibilities and qualifications; 2) a current vita; 3) a list of names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails for three professional references; and 4) a copy of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed (may be unofficial for application purposes); official transcripts required for appointment. Applications can be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/47237 . For questions regarding this search, please contact Dr. Gabe Grant, Search Committee Chair, at gjgrant@eiu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until campus interviews are scheduled.

The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University places priority on teaching excellence for a student body in a residential setting. Approximately 7,000 on-campus students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Non-traditional and part-time students are enrolled in programs at both on- and off-campus sites. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

The Scoop
Primary Industry: New Media - Other
Secondary Industry: New Media - Web Dev
Career Level: Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience)
Minimum Education: Master's
Job Status: Full Time
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
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