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Potter College of Arts & Letters

School of Journalism & Broadcasting



Assistant Professor, UX/IXD Design/Advertising


Job Description:

The nationally recognized School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University seeks a talented and cutting-edge designer who can teach advanced interactive design concepts and skills across platforms. The position is as a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor.

Ideal candidates must demonstrate excellent user-interaction design abilities by applying strategic thinking to their designs and by understanding the importance of user feedback. Applicants should also be able to teach a course in basic Public Relations and/or Advertising. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include research/creative work, student advising, and service to the School and University. Employment begins in August 2016.

The School's reputation for excellence and tradition of success continue to attract outstanding faculty and top students from across the nation, but we're also relentlessly working to stay at the forefront through innovative approaches to education and community engagement. We seek a passionate individual who will be excited to work with our faculty and students in helping the School to fulfill its mission of preparing students for careers in a changing media environment.


A Master's degree appropriate to the appointment and a minimum of 4 years professional media experience or a terminal degree (could be nearing completion) appropriate to the appointment plus 3 years of professional media experience. The ideal candidate should have a record of exceptional teaching and service in a professional and/or university setting and be able to demonstrate excellent user interaction design skills. More specifically, candidates should possess proficiency in writing HTML/CSS, a working knowledge of JavaScript, PHP, Swift, and C++ as well as proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, knowledge of web, mobile application and tablet development.



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