Chatham University
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Chatham University

Assistant Professor Immersive Media

 

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham's mission is: "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling work...by preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

 

Position Summary:  This twelve-month position includes advising students, University service, professional, creative work and/or research and teaching at the undergraduate level, in the field of immersive media focused on virtual and augmented reality experience development. Candidates are expected to either carry out research or work on meaningful projects in a manner that encourages student involvement and contributes to the overall development of the Campus community. Faculty in the department will be expected to maintain and foster relationships with industry partners, attend industry conferences representing the university, and contribute to the local immersive development community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for teaching as well as collaborating on course development for the Immersive Media program curriculum and new courses.  It is imperative that the candidate networks with industry, to include conference attendance, talks/lectures and attending industry events.  Frequently, this position will work with other Immersive Media faculty to provide IT consultation and collaboration.  It is expected that the candidate participate in departmental meetings, university trainings and other duties as assigned.  It is also expected that the candidate fully participate in admissions related activities including recruitment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will have or show potential for collaborative interdisciplinary work using immersive technology to solve difficult problems.
  • Ability to teach either Unreal Engine or Unity for immersive development
  • Practical experience outside of academia is also desirable (e.g. with a game development studio, design consultancy, or other company focused on immersive projects).
  • Candidates with a combination of academic and practical experience are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • A master's degree or Ph.D. is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching object-oriented computer programming.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population. 
  • Experience teaching or applying human centered design principles.

 

Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

 

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diverse candidates

 

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