Instructor l, Digital Media Design

Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers)

United States

December 17, 2021


Job Summary

The Bower School of Music and the Arts (BSM&A) at Florida Gulf Coast University seeks an exceptional faculty colleague in Digital Media Design for a full-time, nine-month, continuing multi-year contract appointment at the rank of Instructor 1 beginning August 8, 2022. The BSM&A invites applicants who can contribute unique perspectives to the Digital Media Design Program and provide excellent teaching that fosters and promotes Digital Media Design skills and experiences relevant to the current and future needs of the creative industries.

As Instructor of Digital Media Design you will teach four courses per semester at the undergraduate level; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; conduct research/scholarship/professional development; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives. There are opportunities to teach during the summer sessions for additional compensation.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to: be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; be committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; be committed to effective use of technology including distance learning, and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

A fundamental value of FGCU is an unambiguous commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Recognizing that diverse viewpoints strengthen teams and enrich learning, we seek candidates whose experience and personal philosophy will enhance the diversity of faculty in the Bower School of Music & the Arts. Non- traditional career pathways that broaden the variety of perspectives within our team are highly welcomed.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Teaches 12 credit hours per semester of undergraduate courses in Digital Media Design and related subjects as assigned.
  • Prepares syllabi and instruction materials, coordinates lectures, tests, and evaluates students.
  • Engages in reflective self-assessment of teaching styles and methods to ensure consistently effective instructional performance.
  • Keeps abreast of new information and developments in field of instruction.
  • Actively serves on university committees.
  • Actively participates in institutional meetings.
  • Assists with the development of curriculum
  • Continued professional development activity is expected at a level commensurate with rank and the mission of the University. Community, institutional and professional service in furtherance of FGCU's mission is expected of all faculty.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Chair.
  • Additional Job Description

    Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree (MA/MS) in the Design disciplines from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline.
  • Minimum of two years full-time teaching experience at undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Demonstrated evidence of ability to teach formal design principles, design processes and creative problem solving.
  • Professional recognition, exhibitions, publications and awards in the field of design.
  • Must meet the University and College criteria for the appointment to the level of Instructor I.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • MFA or PhD in the Design disciplines from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
  • Three years of years teaching experience at undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Evidence of ability to work with professional design studios or non-profit organizations and build relationships for internships, funding and student careers.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • We seek candidates with a record of creative practice, pedagogy, exhibited and/or published work (academic or client-based) and relevant teaching experience in Digital Media Design in one or more subjects such as interactive design, web design, motion graphics, video production/editing/vfx, UI/UX design, animation, design theory, physical computing or graphic design. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in and capacity for delivering entry- to upper-level undergraduate design courses.
  • Experience with and commitment to the use of instructional technology, a willingness to cultivate interdisciplinary perspectives; and a demonstrated commitment to professional development.
  • Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued service to the school and university.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2022.

    Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

    Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

    Required Application Materials:

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Cover Letter & Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of experience in research or scholarship as it fits discipline
  • Diversity Statement
  • Professional Portfolio of 20 images of own work and 20 images of student work (PDF) with all works clearly identified. If you experience issues uploading the required materials, please upload a document with a link that the committee may use to access the materials.
  • Five (5) Professional References
  • The position is listed as “open until filled”, however applications received by 5:00pm Friday December 17, 2021 will receive priority consideration.

    Salary: $41,000- Negotiable