Design Or Media Lecturer
School of Interactive Arts + Technology - CLOSED
We seek a lecturer in digital media experienced in one or several of the fields of digital media, electronic entertainment, graphics/animation, and information/graphic/web design. Ideally, this person combines strong design and production skills together with programming and scripting skills. Versatility is a plus as we seek an individual broadly experienced in digital media, electronic entertainment and/or graphics/animation.
The School of Interactive Arts + Technology (SIAT) is a vibrant, multidisciplinary program that integrates the arts, design, science, and technology. Its teaching and research draw upon fields ranging from media arts, electronic games, design, and information technology. SIAT offers degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral level. The School currently enrolls about 800 undergraduates and 120 graduate students, some 60 of whom are at the doctoral level. SIAT is located in purpose-built, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories at SFU’s Surrey campus.
Simon Fraser University at Surrey, the University’s newest campus, is located in the greater Vancouver region of British Columbia. The area is home to Canada’s cultural and entertainment industry and much of its digital media production. The region’s rich cultural, natural and intellectual resources make it one of the world’s most desirable places to live and work.
Applicants will normally have a graduate degree in fields such as design, new media or electronic games. The successful candidate will have strong teaching skills based in a robust background in commercial or academic practice. He or she will have studio-based design practice focus, able to do effective critique and student mentoring. Candidates should be strong in teaching written English for academic work and able to inspire good writing among lower division students.
The successful candidate will should have undergraduate teaching experience, and should be familiar with several instructional formats, including team-based, computer-mediated and interdisciplinary approaches. All SIAT faculty must have a high degree of technological literacy regardless of their particular disciplinary background.
How to Apply
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified men and women, including visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.
Applications will be received until 27 September 2012.
The successful candidate will begin work on 1 December 2012. The initial appointment is until August 31, 2012 and may be extended until August 31, 2013.
All appointments are subject to funding.
Applicants should seek additional information, about the School at http://www.siat.sfu.ca/ to better understand the character of SIAT and their possible contributions within it.
To apply, candidates should send a recent curriculum vitae, a description of their teaching innovations, a statement on teaching philosophy and the complete names, addresses (including email), institutional affiliation and telephone numbers of three academic teaching referees to:
Dr. Marek Hatala
School of Interactive Arts & Technology
Simon Fraser University
250-13450 102nd Avenue
Surrey, BC CANADA V3AT 0A3