Digital Media--Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Digital Media--Michigan Technological University

The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of digital media to begin Fall 2010. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and scholarly work in digital media with a critical and interdisciplinary emphasis in one or more of the following areas: visual theory; visual design; interactive or experience design; mobile and location specific technologies and design.

The preferred candidate will have academic or professional teaching experience in such courses as digital photography, graphic design, or interactive media.

Teaching responsibilities will be in the department’s undergraduate programs in Communication and Culture Studies, Scientific and Technical Communication, and Liberal Arts, and in the M.S. and Ph.D. program in Rhetoric and Technical Communication. The department's undergraduate and graduate programs afford faculty unique opportunities to teach and engage in research that both shapes and benefits from a rich multi-disciplinary environment. The usual tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses (6 hrs.) per semester.

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Please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three confidential letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Patty Sotirin
Chair, Digital Media Search Committee
Department of Humanities
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Review of applications begins on December 1, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should have the Ph.D. or expect to receive the Ph.D. by July 1, 2010.

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer/educational institution. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


In addition to the present search, strategic faculty hiring initiatives with up to ten new positions in "Next Generation Energy Systems" and "Health: Basic Sciences, Technologies, and Medical Informatics" are under way and qualified candidates are encouraged to send a separate application, following the "How to Apply" guidelines at


Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.