Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time, 10 month, tenure track faculty position beginning September 1, 2018.
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Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College's exceptional faculty.
Ramapo College of New Jersey is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Interaction Design in a tenure track appointment beginning September 1, 2018. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Visual Communication Design concentration of the Communication Arts major from among the following: Web Design, Interaction Design, Fundamentals of Interactive Media, UX Design, Idea Development, and Digital Publishing Design. The candidate will be responsible for revising and developing curriculum to reflect industry practices in the area of interaction design. The candidate will also advise students, attend meetings and provide service to the College.
MFA, PhD or equivalent degree
Professional experience in some of the following areas: web design, app design, interaction design, design research, and UX/UI design
College level teaching experience
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo's commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.