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Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts Practice, Media Arts + Practice

Media Arts + Practice Division Los Angeles, California

The Media Arts + Practice Division within the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California seeks a candidate for a faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts in the theory and practice of emerging media as it intersects with issues of critical race theory, intersectionality and/or queer studies. We seek candidates whose work represents a genuine combination of theory and practice, and who bring with them a robust research agenda dedicated to innovation in media design and scholarship.

The candidate should be prepared to teach courses related to and using emerging technologies at the undergraduate and graduate levels; to lead students in practice-based research experiences that are attentive to learning; to mentor PhD-level graduate students; and to oversee a research lab.

Experience in one or more of these areas of media art and design is preferred:

• New paradigms of media-based storytelling and scholarship

• History, theory and practice of digital media and transmedia

• Immersive, locative and/or tangible media design

• Interface design and/or human computer interaction

• Critical race theory, intersectionality and/or queer studies

• Augmented and virtual reality

Minimum Education: MA/MFA degree or BA/BFA with equivalent professional experience

Minimum Experience: Five to seven years experience in media design and post-graduate teaching

Preferred Education: PhD in a media-related discipline

About MA+P: The Media Arts + Practice division explores the intersection of emerging technologies and culture, and the ways in which practices such as storytelling, information visualization and user experience expand beyond the entertainment industry to other arenas, including business, education, architecture and urban planning. The division offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Ph.D. in Media Arts + Practice, as well as a graduate certificate in Media Arts and Culture, a Minor in Digital Studies, and an Honors Program in Multimedia Scholarship. Located within the nation’s oldest film school, the Media Arts + Practice Division (MA+P) is closely aligned with the major research labs within SCA, including the Mobile and Environmental Media Lab; the Mixed Reality Lab; the Transient Media Lab and the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture. MA+P students, faculty and staff participate in a robust range of research activities across a broad spectrum, with current projects centered interactive architecture; media activism; affect; database documentary; embodiment and tangible interfaces; digital historiography; neuro-cinematics; expanded and spatialized cinema; multimodal scholarship; performativity; pervasive/locative media; and immersive journalism. Additional information about the division can be found at:

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

REQ20042085 Posted Date: 04/19/2017 - Thru date - 5/5/2017

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