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Job ID: 139564

Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Date Posted Mar. 2, 2020
University Pennsylvania State University, University Park
University Park, PA, United States
Department School of Visual Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Digital Media

The School of Visual Arts at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park Campus) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of Digital Arts and Media Design beginning August 2020. This is a full-time (nine-month/multi-year renewable), non-tenure track position. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include foundational topics in digital arts and media design studio practice including principles of art and media design, contemporary art and design concepts, tools and technologies. We are particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and research, to the Digital Arts and Media Design curriculum and majors. Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will work with existing faculty to help shape the undergraduate experience of the digital arts and design majors with primary focus on foundational digital arts and media design instruction including 2D, 3D and 4D design, modeling and animation, foundational scripting, interactive and web design, concept art, prototyping and game development fundamentals. In addition to instruction in digital art and design foundational studios, the successful candidate may teach additional courses related to their primary area of expertise, participate in the guidance and assessment of program majors, independent studies, internships, and advise on capstone thesis projects.

Qualifications: A Graduate degree (MA, MFA, Ph.D., or equivalent) in Digital Art, Digital Design, New Media, or related field. Extensive college-level teaching experience required. Demonstrated commitment to professional activity, knowledgeable of digital art and design and new media technologies as applied to critical and contemporary practice, and a thorough knowledge of contemporary art/design, theory and criticism is expected. Demonstrated commitment to inter and cross disciplinary collaboration in teaching and research within the College and the University is preferred. You must be fluent in English and have a strong commitment to keep up to date with the latest developments in the field of digital arts and media design.

Rank and Salary: Assistant Teaching Professor, Fixed-Term Multi-Year Renewable Appointment. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application: Screening will begin February 20, 2020 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Applications should be completed online (http://psu.job, EJMS Job #93606 and should include: Cover letter stating your interests and qualifications; CV; Statement of practice and research; Teaching philosophy with reference to teaching in a diverse body and creating an inclusive learning environment; Names and contact of three referees; Link to professional website and documentation of professional work comprising of up to 20 works uploaded to (no fee is charged). The Pennsylvania State University is a multi-campus public research university that educates students and improves the well-being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. The School of Visual Arts offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in studio art, digital arts and arts education. Visit for more information. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Andrew Hieronymi (

  • Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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  • Prof. Andrew Hieronymi
    School of Visual Arts
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park
    University Park, PA


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