Chatham University
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Assistant Professor - Immersive Media

Chatham University's Department of Immersive Media welcomes applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Immersive Media.

Our Immersive Media program is an interdisciplinary with a focus on inter-department collaboration, research, and course development. We are looking for this position to contribute to course development, research and project development, and student mentorship.

Faculty for the program will be expected to work with faculty from other departments and industry partners to explore expanded applications for immersive technologies.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention. Learn more at:

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.

The Assistant Professor is 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.
  • Participation in departmental meetings, university trainings and other duties as assigned is expected.
  • 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 (i.e. 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 PhD is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching object-oriented computer programming.
  • Experience teaching or applying human centered design principles.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2023.

To ensure full consideration, please include:

  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references

All application materials should be uploaded in the "Resume" section at the same time at the time of application. The system will not allow applicants to make edits to their applications after submission.

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

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, 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.

About Chatham University:

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities. Chatham University is launching its Bachelor of Arts in Immersive Media in the fall of 2019. One of the first programs of its kind, the B.A. in Immersive Media (IMM) is an interdisciplinary program that equips students with knowledge of design thinking, computer programming, interactive game design technology, creative methods, and cutting-edge hardware to create immersive experiences for a variety of applications and industries.

Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.

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