Assistant Professor of Interaction Design and Immersive Media
Champlain College
United States

Assistant Professor of Interaction Design and Immersive Media


About Champlain College:

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont which boasts a diverse and forward-thinking population. Champlain College overlooks Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for professional life from their very first semester. For the fifth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2020 regional rankings and listed among The Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" in 2020. Champlain is also featured in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain and is recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction for its "Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.


Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant, career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning opportunities.



Job Description:

The Division of Communications and Creative Media at Champlain College seeks an Assistant Professor of Interactive Design and Immersive Media. The Interaction Design program, launching Fall 2022 is part of the robust collection of programs housed in the Creative Studio where students work across disciplines. Immersive Media is a theme across many of these programs. The expected start date is July 1, 2022.


The successful candidate will teach a wide range of courses related to Interaction Design and Immersive Media with the potential to take on a leadership role. The typical teaching load is four courses per semester. Small class sizes optimize instructor-student interaction; hands-on activities translate theory into practice. Because the College is entrepreneurial and market-driven, its academic programs respond to industry dynamics. Consequently, the College particularly values industry and other practical experience for its faculty and students. As a part of The Creative Studio at Champlain College, the successful candidate will need to be highly collegial and collaborative with faculty from other programs. A track record of multidisciplinary collaboration is highly sought after.


Desired skills include professional-level knowledge in the design process and implementation in one or more of the following areas: UI/UX, AR/VR/MR, and simulation. The successful candidate should also have an interest in applications of technology in areas such as health and wellness, museums, education, or serious games with experience in mobile platforms or the use of 3D real-time technology. A strong interest and/or experience in education/teaching are essential.




The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in one of the following or related fields: Interactive Media, HCI, Entertainment or Serious Games, Computer Science, or Simulation. As Champlain College highly values practical experience, consideration will be given to candidates with a bachelor's degree plus significant industry accomplishments as measured by years of experience. All candidates must have at least 3 years of professional experience and be able to demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and curriculum development.



Additional Information:

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.


Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.


Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.



Application Instructions:

The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching, or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity, and academic excellence of Champlain College. In your cover letter, please include a demonstration of your commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Review of applications will begin in January of 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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