Detailed Job Description
Design and teach assigned courses. Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught Prepares instructional materials (mock-ups, visual aids, and instruction sheets) as necessary. Instructs, manages, and supervises individual and groups in classrooms and laboratories by the following methods:
Evaluates instruction and learning by means of written, oral, practical, and performance tests. Maintains a student-oriented approach to education. Assists in recruitment, advisement, placement, and follow-up of students. Recommends students for advancement and graduation. Maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up. Coordinates cooperative work experience programs and students as assigned. Establishes and maintains office hours and advises students during this time and at other times as needed. Assists counselors, department chairperson, faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program. Requisitions, receives, and checks books, supplies, and equipment necessary for coursework. Serves on committees and attends faculty and other meetings as assigned.
Improves professionally and maintains currency in the courses taught. Reads and utilizes materials found in technical and professional publications; surveys and researches industrial and business establishments; obtains and maintains certification as required; attends professional and specialty courses; keeps abreast of new development trends and techniques through participation in workshop seminars, actual work experience, and exchange programs with business and industry to maintain skills, state of the art, and knowledge; maintains desirable classroom conditions.
Must have graduated from an accredited college or university with an earned Master's degree in digital media, computer science, fine arts or discipline-related field with work experience in technology-based industries and teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
Applicants with an earned MFA or Ph.D. in a discipline-related field are preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Ability to teach at least 70% of the Digital Media (DGM) courses listed in the Utah Valley University catalog ( an electronic version of the catalog is available at http://www.uvu.edu/catalog/2011-2012/pdfversion/index.html).
2. Knowledge of subject matter and course content and demonstrated expertise in two or more of the following areas: game development, Internet technologies, digital media education, web development, scripting/software development, and mobile application development.
3. Knowledge of curriculum and course development and the use of online teaching environments such as Blackboard VISTA or Canvas.
4. Knowledge of pertinent software tools used by the digital media industry including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.
5. Mobile application and game development experience and skills with the following are highly desirable:
- PHP, Ruby, Python or other server-side languages
- C#, Java or other classical languages
- Agile software development processes
- Object-oriented programming and MVC experience
- Unity, Unreal, or other game engines and architecture
- iOS, Android or other mobile application development experience
6. Interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; including the willingness and ability to:
- Plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives for each course taught;
- Prepare instructional materials, i.e. course outlines, syllabi, exams, mock-ups, lab projects, visual aids, and instruction sheets, as necessary;
- Maintain a student-oriented approach to education;
- Assist in recruitment, advisement, placement, and follow-up of students; 10. Maintain and submit accurate and current plans, reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up;
-Assist academic advisors, department chair and/or department coordinator, faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program;
- Serve on committees and attend faculty and other meetings as assigned;
- Excel in an ongoing program of scholarship that demonstrates intellectual and professional growth;
- Engage students in projects with outside organizations;
- Attract funding to the college through grants and other sources.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a credentials check, an employment check, and criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at HREmployment@uvu.edu.