Assistant Professor - Digital Media - Apps and Development - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This faculty position teaches and develops curriculum for courses in Digital Media as the primary function including researching, testing, and integrating new technologies, methodologies, and systems into course materials. Participates in department functions and committees, engages with industry and associated events, collaborates regularly with faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Digital Media, Information Technology, or related discipline, terminal degree preferred.
Minimum of three years of professional experience in web development and development-related discipline(s).
Demonstrated commitment to teaching and previous educational participation preferred.


Experienced in web development processes and methodologies that employ source code versioning, Agile approaches, prototyping, build/test/deploy tools, and application delivery on multiple devices including mobile.
Experience working on a variety of websites and web application development projects.
Demonstrates a command of web application design/architecture with a mind for teaching students how to leverage the latest tools and techniques to simplify website and web application development.
Demonstrates insightful thinking, continuous exploration, and a knack for experimentation.
Understanding of source code control using Git and tools such as NPM, Gulp, and the command line.
Understanding of test-driven development, ReactJS, and the Express framework.
Expert practitioner of Web Application development principles and processes.


Skills in the use of the core markup and scripting languages HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Possesses strong familiarity with Angular, Node, and NoSQL databases.
Must posses coding skills using client-side Javascript frameworks, server-side frameworks, APIs, and data stores.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be proficient with popular web development tools, libraries, and frameworks.


Requires a mastery of desktop and mobile platforms (Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android) and connectivity services while integrating equipment into classrooms and development sandboxes.
Possesses an amicable character with the ability to be a self-starter and deliver on expectations.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, industry, staff and students.
Must possess an ability to learn and adapt rapidly to changes in the web development industry.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to have a versatile portfolio in both digital and print to demonstrate their background and have those materials on hand at the personal interview stage.

Qualified candidates should list any licenses or professional certifications as it relates to the focus of this posting. Also, a complete list of professional organizations in which the candidate actively participates is a plus.

Must be available full-time starting August 17, 2016.

Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at UVU.

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer.

Keyword Phrases

  • Digital Media
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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