Canisius Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Communication & Digital Media Arts

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Buffalo
Categories: Faculty

Assistant Professor of Communication & Digital Media Arts

The Digital Media Arts Program, a component of the Department of Communication at Canisius College is seeking candidates for the position of full-time, tenure-track professor, to begin in fall 2020. The Program confers Bachelors of Science degrees upon students who complete a series of required core courses, and elective courses designated among four concentrations: graphic design, web design, game design and digital filmmaking.

The professor will be responsible for teaching both required and elective courses in the major, performing service duties, advancing a scholarly research agenda and maintaining professional productivity. Candidates should be well versed in the four major concentrations; however, special consideration will be given to candidates who exhibit a focus on game design and interactive media.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Curriculum development with an emphasis on game design, virtual reality, interaction design, and emerging digital technologies

• Student advising

• Outcomes assessment

• Service to the department, college, and community

• Promotion of the program for recruitment and retention

Minimum Job Requirements

• Terminal degree in fine arts, communication studies, or related disciplines.

• A demonstrable record of academic and industry experience in the field of digital media.

• Clear research agenda evident through peer-reviewed scholarship.

• Teaching experience is recommended, but not required.

To apply online, go to Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three professional work samples (or links), and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit university, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice. Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity. The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. For more information on Canisius College and Buffalo, NY, please go to:

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240.

Benefits are available the first of the month after the full-time faculty’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time faculty with contribution from College after one year. Tuition benefits are also available for full-time faculty and their qualified dependents.

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