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Media Arts (Interactive Media), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty

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

Job Title

Media Arts (Interactive Media), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty


Media Arts

University Expectation

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


The salary is 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 for Interactive Media. This is a one-year temporary appointment with a possible annual renewal for up to three years. The start date for the appointment is August 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will be an experienced, professional interactive media practitioner teaching full-time 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 degree in media arts or a closely related field is required by the appointment date. A bachelor’s degree in media arts or a closely related field and ten (10) years of full or part-time industry experience in interactive media may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree.

Required Related Experience

Five (5) years of recent full or part-time 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 it relates to interactive media, is required.

Other Desirables

Special consideration will be given to applicants 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 management (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

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

For more information about serving as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment webpage at

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact Todd O'Neill at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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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 is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are 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 must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring 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 to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 04/25/24

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