Job Details
Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Studies, Starting September 1, 2022
S2100371
Galloway - Main Campus
Faculty
General Studies (260135)
Salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits package.
09/09/2021

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at www.Stockton.edu.

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

As a condition of employment, you are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, or reasons related to a current pregnancy, you may submit a waiver request.  If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to wear a mask while indoors on campus when you cannot be socially distanced, and you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule.

Stockton University will launch a new program, Digital Studies (DIGI), in 2022 Fall, and seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor, starting Sept. 1, 2022. For those candidates possessing the necessary experiences and credentials tenure-track appointment is a possibility

This inherently multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary DIGI program will be housed under the School of General Studies and will provide a practitioner-based curriculum by focusing on multiple synchronized courses that produce well-rounded digital generalists.

In order to produce digital generalists, the DIGI program will provide students with a wide variety of skills and understandings from digital studies, the visual arts, communication, computer information systems and marketing that will give them the agility and flexibility to flourish in a rapidly changing digital environment. In addition, graduates will be equipped with a mindset that embraces and utilizes emerging digital technology.

As the founding program faculty member, the successful candidate will lead the development of this new, interdisciplinary program and collaborate with faculty members in related programs and with administration. The successful faculty candidate will have broad knowledge and skills in emerging/immersive/interactive digital technology.

Under the direction of the Dean of General Studies, responsibilities include:

  • Develop and teach all levels of undergraduate DIGI courses, such as Intro to Digital Studies, UI/UX, Digital Design Theory and Principles, Digital Design Thinking, Game Design, AR/VR/MR, Advanced Web Development and special topics courses
  • Teach general education courses of their choice
  • Serve as preceptor to students
  • Maintain an active, on-going program of scholarship
  • Provide service to the department, school, university, and the community and/or the profession
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Dean of General Studies and/or the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or MFA in emerging/immersive/interactive digital media, or other field directly related to digital studies
  • Teaching experience in higher education.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence in related courses
  • Expertise in and ability to teach digital game design, animation, or AR/VR principles and practice

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Full-time, higher-education teaching experience in a related field
  • Experience working collaboratively with faculty in other programs
  • Professional work experience in the digital field
  • Departmental administrative experience
  • Evidence of leadership and organizational skills
Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Interest, Teaching Effectiveness Document, Teaching Philosophy Statement

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Only electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
  4. Short (1-page) teaching philosophy statement
  5. Documents showing evidence of teaching effectiveness
  6. Unofficial Graduate transcripts

 

Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at https://www.stockton.edu/police/crime-statistics.html. The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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