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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Interactive Design, School of Media Arts and Design

James Madison University k

Harrisonburg, VA

Sep 15
Job Description

The School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, with a focus on interactive design and UI/UX design, beginning in August 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities:
We seek a student-oriented colleague who is committed to mentoring and producing compelling stories through user experience design and who can teach some combination of SMAD foundation courses and interactive design concentration classes. The ideal candidate also will demonstrate excellence in creative works or scholarly research that incorporates innovative uses of state-of-the-art tools, processes, methodologies, and creative practices in areas such as artificial intelligence, information architecture, interaction design, or spatial computing.

An MFA or Ph.D. is required within 10 months of date of appointment; ABD applicants will be considered. The ability to teach current trends in technology with industry specific software (such as the Adobe Creative Cloud, Figma, and GitHub) is required. Professional experience with interactive media production or development platforms for UI/UX design based on web standards (including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) is preferred.

Application Details

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F2264 or go to Review of applications begins 10/16/2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.

James Madison University

Interdisciplinarity is a SMAD hallmark. SMAD’s distinctive undergraduate major has four concentrations: Creative Advertising, Digital Video and Cinema, Interactive Design, and Journalism. Each empowers students to use mass media as a vehicle for storytelling. SMAD provides one of the finest media production facilities in the country offering instructional workspaces for creating video, audio, graphics, animation, websites, and apps. The School has about 700 undergraduate majors and more than 20 faculty members, who represent a blend of professional and academic interests. All SMAD faculty are actively engaged in teaching, service, and research or creative activities. For more information, go to

The School of Media Arts and Design is part of JMU’s College of Arts and Letters, which enrolls more than 3,100 undergraduate majors and about 150 graduate students across ten academic units. Home to several interdisciplinary centers and institutes, the College embraces the teacher-scholar model and encourage excellent applicants within our particular disciplines, as well as scholars and teachers eager to work across them.

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.