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Full-time Assistant/Associate Professor Position in New Media Design and Program Coordinator

Date Posted Mar. 22, 2024
Title Full-time Assistant/Associate Professor Position in New Media Design and Program Coordinator
University RIT DUBAI
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Department Design
Application Deadline August 2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Game Design/Animation
    Digital Media
    Design - Graphic Design/Illustration
    Communications/Information Systems

Job Purpose

Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai invites applicants to apply for an Assistant/Associate professor and Program Coordinator position to teach in the New Media Design program while also coordinating program launch and success. We are seeking candidates who are well-rounded designers with expertise in interaction design. Ideal candidates will possess the ability to integrate principles related to areas such as New Media Design, Visual Communication Design, Graphic Design, UX, Experience Design, etc. design. Candidates should be qualified to teach throughout the curriculum, including proficiency in applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud and Figma. In addition, candidate will engage in administrative tasks related to the launch of the program that include setting up schedules, handling student issues, coordinating with advisors and admissions, leading the continuous improvement cycle, monitoring, and maintaining program quality, representing the program to various constituencies within and outside the university, and handling program budget. Ideal candidates will also bring diverse perspectives and experiences that contribute to a broader understanding of design and how contemporary social and professional environments are shaping our practices and understanding of the field. Expectations include teaching studio and lecture courses; participating in innovative teaching and curriculum development; rendering service to the university, and community; career advising and mentoring students; and participating in professional organizations important to the field of design.
Faculty on sabbatical can also apply.

The selected candidate is expected to start on August 26, 2024 in Dubai.

Required Qualifications

  • MFA degree in Graphic Design, New Media, Visual Communications, Animation, or equivalent terminal degree.
  • Demonstrated experience in any of the following areas of design: typography, graphic design, interactive design, user experience design, and 3D design.
  • Administration experience in an education environment
  • Teaching Experience.
  • Professional Experience.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects), Figma.
  • Experience with 3D modeling applications.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the RIT Dubai’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Application Procedure

Please email your application to and include the followings in your application:

  • Subject line must include your name and the position you are applying (Name – New Media Design Coordinator)
  • Cover letter detailing your technical/professional, teaching, and scholarship qualifications and achievements.
  • Resume or curriculum
  • Upload course syllabi with at least three assignments. (If available)
  • Provide a link to 5 to 10 examples of professional work.
  • Provide a link to examples of student work. (If available)
  • Names, addresses and phone numbers of three
  • Contact

Applications review will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more information please visit RIT Dubai website at

  • The University is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status, or national origin. In addition, discrimination is prohibited on any other basis prohibited by law that applies to the faculty member’s employment at the University. As an American university, RIT Dubai will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Rit Dubai
    P.O.Box 341055
    Dubai, Dubai
    United Arab Emirates


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