University of Northern Iowa

Visiting Instructor, Interactive Digital Communication
Department of Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Northern Iowa is seeking a one-year visiting instructor in Interactive Digital Studies (, starting August 2017 and ending May 2018. Candidates must have an interdisciplinary focus and be prepared to teach four courses each semester, both theory and hands-on design, and HTML/CSS skills in a range of foundation and advanced undergraduate courses in digital communication. Courses to be taught include: Interactive Digital Communication, Interactive Digital Visualization, Advanced Digital Visualization, Digital Culture and Communication, and the Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) Practicum.

M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Digital Media/New Media, Art and Technology, Digital Art, Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Communication Studies, Computer Science, or related field required. Consideration will be given to ABDs with evidence of degree completion by August 2017. Experience in web development, HTML and CSS, design theory, and digital culture is required. Qualified applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the college/university level and experience in the web design industry.

Interactive Digital Studies is an exciting interdisciplinary program with eight areas of emphasis and draws students from every College across the University. The Department of Communication Studies faculty is at the forefront of the theorization and production of a wide range of media, including digital archive timelines and multimedia graphic novels; our faculty also have a strong emphasis in visual rhetoric, cultural studies, and media studies.The successful candidate will join an active intellectual community with faculty from diverse teaching and research/creative backgrounds, including communication, digital media, and public relations. Visit for additional information.

To apply, visit Applications received by April 10, 2017, will receive full consideration. In addition to submitting a detailed cover letter including a description of areas of expertise, and CV with complete record of past employment and experience, applicants must provide work portfolio or website and contact information for at least three professional references able to provide letters of recommendation. Additional application materials include evidence of teaching effectiveness (including copies of official student evaluation summaries and other materials such as syllabi and assignments) and samples of scholarly/creative activities. Pre-employment background checks required. For more information, contact Dr. Bettina Fabos, search chair, at, or by phone at (319) 273-5972.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 12,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the “Best Midwest Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. UNI is a tobacco-free campus.

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