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Assistant / Associate Professor - Interactive Design and Media Production - 0407897

The School of Media Arts & Design (SMAD) at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a renewable-term or tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position beginning in August 2017.

The School of Media Arts & Design seeks a student-oriented colleague who is committed to producing compelling user experiences in a collaborative environment and has a strong professional background in web, interactive or media production. This position will contribute to our Interactive Design curriculum with an emphasis on user experience (UX) and interaction design (IxD), and may include opportunities to teach in other media production areas and in the applicant’s areas of expertise. The ability to teach current technology trends with industry specific software (such as the Adobe Creative Cloud and Axure RP) is required. Experience with HTML, CSS and responsive web standards is preferred.

All SMAD faculty are engaged in teaching, service and research or creative activities. An MFA or Ph.D. is required for a tenure-track appointment; ABD applicants with the degree near completion will be considered. A master’s degree is required for a renewable-term appointment. Colleagues with professional experience and a master’s degree are encouraged to apply.

SMAD has four concentrations: Interactive Design, Creative Advertising, Journalism, and Digital Video and Cinema. In fall 2017, Interactive Design will replace the Converged Media concentration. SMAD faculty represent a blend of professional and academic interests. The school has more than 20 faculty members and approximately 600 undergraduate majors. For more information about the program, go to

JMU is a vibrant university of more than 20,000 students. It is located in Harrisonburg, a Virginia Main Street community of about 50,000, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The university is approximately one hour from Charlottesville and two hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond. JMU has been ranked as the South’s top public master’s-level university for 17 of the past 21 years by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to

To apply go to and reference posting number 0407897 and submit the faculty profile, cover letter, curriculum vitae, an online portfolio as other document #1 and a list of 3 professional references. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.

Screening of applications will begin March 27, 2017, and continue until the job is filled. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer 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, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.


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