The Computer Science Department and Immersive Media Design Program are seeking a full-time Professional Track Faculty (PTK) position to teach undergraduate Immersive Media Design (IMDM) and Computer Science (CMSC) courses for the newly established Immersive Media Design Major. A successful candidate for this position should have an established record of excellent teaching in areas of creative digital media content creation as well as technical computer science. The educational objective of the program is to provide students with a solid foundation in emerging technologies in interactive, immersive digital media such as virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, large scale projection, and installations. Successful applicants are expected to teach and mentor undergraduate students, as well as provide leadership and service to support the IMD major. Other expectations for the position will be to conduct professional activities to maintain currency in immersive media, including personal design work or research, and conducting research involving undergraduate students.
The home department for this position will be the highly ranked University of Maryland Department of Computer Science, with assignment to the Immersive Media program for teaching and service. Faculty in the Immersive Media Design program have access to advanced labs for immersive media content production and support to pursue their own scholarship. The Immersive Media Design program (https://imd.umd.edu) is a nationally unique collaboration between the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Art, to graduate students who can master and blend the artistic and technical.
Responsibilities: During each fall and spring semester, we anticipate that the lecturer will teach at most three sections in computer science or immersive media. The lecturer may also decide to participate in lower level course curriculum development or become involved in the department’s vibrant research community via research grants and advising. Opportunities for summer and winter teaching for additional pay will also be available.
Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree in computer science or related STEM fields and experience in immersive media design and teaching are required.
Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Computer Science or related STEM field and/or a terminal degree or M.F.A. in an artistic discipline. Experience and interest in teaching a senior capstone course, which will involve working with computer science faculty to place students in research activities. Applicants with additional demonstrable expertise and scholarship in areas of immersive media including as listed previously receive previously receive special consideration.
Application Process: Interested candidates should apply on-line at https://ejobs.umd.edu in order to receive consideration. Search under Faculty position #12190851. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have complete versions of their materials – including a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of references, a listing of recently taught courses and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, teaching awards) uploaded as supplemental document 1, and a cover letter highlighting the specific strengths of the candidate with respect to this position – uploaded by February 28, 2023. For any information or questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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