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Media Arts, Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Lecturer
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Communications

Job Title

Media Arts, Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty


Media Arts

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Media Arts at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (144090) at the rank of Lecturer. This is a one year temporary appointment with possible annual renewal for up to three years total. Start date for the appointment is August 1, 2021. Position contingent upon funding.

MTSU is seeking an experienced, professional interactive media practitioner to teach a full-time load of creative, production, technical, and theoretical courses in its Interactive Media program. Applicants must be familiar with current industry tools, processes, methodologies, standards, and practices.

Required Education

A Master's in Media Arts or closely related field. A bachelor’s degree in media arts or a closely related field plus 10 years of industry experience in interactive media may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree.

Required Related Experience

Five or more years of recent industry experience in developing and implementing interactive media projects and content such as websites, social media, and mobile applications as well as experience in content strategy, creation, and management as they relate to interactive media.

Other Desirables

Special consideration will be given to those who have prior college-level teaching experience; extensive professional experience in interactive media; and working knowledge of the following: Website creation, both flat HTML, CSS and JavaScript, as well as content managed (WordPress, Drupal, etc.); social media implementation and management in an organizational setting with sites and tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, HootSuite, etc.; UX & UI design, including flat and responsive design, for web and mobile platforms; production of interactive media content including text, image, sound, and video.; reporting and analytics (Google, etc.); Search Engine Optimization; online tools such as Discord, Google Docs, Mailchimp, etc.; Adobe Creative Suite; HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery; and current programming languages such as Unity, Python, and others.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and a statement of Teaching Philosophy at the time of online application.

NOTE: Applicants are also required to provide a portfolio of examples of their work at the time of application. This must be provided as a link to the portfolio. The link should be attached as "Other Document 1."

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Billy Pittard at

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 06/17/21

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