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14 Nov 2019

Full-Time Department Chair & Professor, Interactive Media Studies

Miami University  Oxford, Ohio, United States

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Job Description

Interactive Media Studies:  Department Chair & Professor to lead a vigorous and thriving department with a national reputation for excellence.

Play central role in charting the course for this new department through active student and faculty recruitment; curriculum development; faculty evaluation, promotion, and tenure; budgeting and allocation of resources; and program review.  The Chair is responsible for fostering support for divisional and university goals, advocating effectively for the department within and outside the university, and encouraging collaborative interdisciplinary programming, including partnerships with industry.  The Chair will partner with the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS) to collaboratively create new possibilities for the research and study of interactive media studies.  The Chair is expected to provide academic leadership by articulating and carrying out a shared vision within a vibrant and multifaceted department, and performing additional duties as assigned.  Some teaching will be required.

Required:  Terminal degree in any field intersecting with this interdisciplinary department; established record of teaching, research, and service; rank of Professor, or qualifications to be appointed to the rank of Professor in the Department of Interactive Media Studies by the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.  This position is available to persons who are currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis.  (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA.)

Candidates will ideally demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and be conversant in emerging technologies for use in research and teaching in order to sustain innovative approaches within the field.

The Department of Interactive Media Studies (department is seeking a name change to Emerging Technology in Business and Design) arose because of the tremendous success of the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS, one of the oldest digital media programs in the country), and the need for a departmental home for interactive media studies faculty and students.  The Department, with over 570 majors and 205 minors, explores the intersection of technology, business, and design, and how emerging digital technologies are transforming traditional areas of inquiry, through hands-on, interactive, and project-based student experience.  This is a uniquely transdisciplinary, vibrant and collaborative department.  The Department includes a curriculum that intersects all university divisions and partners extensively with outside industry, and a diverse faculty, some carrying joint appointments and endowed chairs in departments across the university.  The Department offers digital and applied majors in emerging technology, business, and design and a new games and simulation major, along with several minors (including the Digital Innovation minor in San Francisco, Cincinnati, and Luxembourg) and several undergraduate and graduate certificates.  Miami ranked third among public universities in the Princeton Review’s 2018 Top Schools for Game Design.

Submit 1) cover letter outlining qualifications and vision for the position; 2) curriculum vita; 3) statement of administrative and leadership philosophy; and 4) evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching portfolio, sample syllabi, and/or course evaluations) to  Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application at a later date.  For inquiries about position, contact Christopher Tanner at  Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices.  Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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Department Chair & Professor, Interactive Media Studies
  Miami University
   Oxford, Ohio, United States

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