Job: Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of VR/AR at Rowan University

Full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Virtual/Augmented Reality

Department of Art
College of Communication & Creative Arts
Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey, USA

Job no: 494246

Advertised: November 19 2019
Applications close: ??

The Department of Art welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with commensurate experience to join the department September 1, 2020.

The Department of Art, with NASAD-accredited BFA and BA offerings, is seeking a visionary and engaged faculty to shape innovative educational and entrepreneurial opportunities in art and design with virtual/augmented reality. Candidates will be experienced in cross-media approaches exploring digital innovation within the scope of virtual/augmented reality but may have additional experience in moving images; video and animation; augmented reality and interactive screen surfaces; and design for learning; visual, sonic and interactive spatial installations; or design for intelligent environments.

The department seeks an energetic candidate who makes conceptual connections in the visual, social, and cultural environment. The successful candidate imagines new thinking about collaboration, interdisciplinary study to expand curricula, alternative course structures, experiential internships, and unique programming that integrates creation, exhibition, criticism and analysis. This individual is expected to develop crossover relationships throughout the university. The hired faculty will have the opportunity to collaborate in research and education with the VR Center at Rowan University.

The applicant must have an active record of creative/research activity in the visual arts and a well-articulated creative/research agenda. Applicants with experience in curriculum planning, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a willingness to pursue grants/awards are preferred.

The candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to or record of working with diverse students and faculty. The candidate will be asked to contribute to the department and university through service including curriculum and program development, recruitment, and arts outreach on campus and with the wider community.

The Department of Art is one of six departments in the College of Communication & Creative Arts that includes Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, Radio, Television & Film, and Writing Arts. CCCA’s goal is to empower people to be storytellers, artists, critical thinkers, and engaged citizens. The college serves nearly 1900 majors through ten B.A.s, two B.F.A.s, and two M.A.s. The college is seeing unprecedented growth, having hired 40% of its full-time faculty over the past two years as well as nearly doubling the number of entering freshmen. Additionally, we house first-year writing and public speaking, which serve all Rowan students.

REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate will possess an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Art or a related field with significant creative activity and/or publications. The terminal degree is required at time of appointment.

STARTING DATE: September 2020

SALARY: Competitive

ABOUT ROWAN UNIVERSITY: Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates must apply through our online application system.

Submissions must include a single .pdf file containing

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vita
  • examples of artwork and/or website link
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • description of creative/research agenda
  • examples of student work, if available
  • List of references

Candidates are encouraged to speak on how their teaching, service, and/or research activities show commitment or contribution to diversity/equality/inclusion efforts in their application materials.

For more information, please contact search chair,

Donna Sweigart, Search Committee Chair
Department of Art
Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey 08028

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Rowan is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with (dis)abilities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Christy Mraz, Administrative Assistant,, 856-256-5494. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.


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