Ball State University


The Center for Emerging Media Design and Development in the ACEJMC-accredited Department of Journalism at Ball State University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with an emphasis in interactive media, augmented reality, game storytelling, design thinking, and/or emerging media design and development available August 2018. The successful candidate should have the ability to teach topics in interactive media, cross-platform storytelling and design thinking and also be proficient in augmented reality and storytelling for persuasive games and audience engagement.

The ACEJMC accredited Department of Journalism at Ball State University offers undergraduate majors in advertising, public relations, journalism graphics, photojournalism, magazine media, news, and journalism education, as well as graduate programs in journalism, public relations, and emerging media design and development. The department’s innovative curricular approach to advertising and public relations education combined with exceptional co-curricular opportunities and facilities promises to graduate real-world ready professionals for the communication careers of the future.

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. or M.F.A. in digital journalism/storytelling, media informatics, interactive media or other related field from an accredited college of university by the time of appointment; a defined scholarly research and/or creative endeavor plan; evidence of teaching in the area of cross-platform storytelling, emerging media or related fields.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in digital storytelling, media informatics, interactive media or other related field from an accredited college or university by time of appointment; professional experience developing interactive media and/or augmented reality experiences or a related field; graduate-level teaching experience; record of creative endeavors with successful peer review or a scholarly research record with corresponding publications.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application:  cover letter addressed to Dr. Sparks and curriculum vitae.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through February 8, 2018. Interviewees will be required to submit copies of transcripts for highest related degree earned prior to an in-person interview. Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

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