Professor/Assistant/Associate in Digital Media Design

Qatar (QA)
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty Position in Digital Media Design

Northwestern University in Qatar 

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty position in Digital Media Design to teach courses and engage in research or creative activity, effective August 1, 2019. NU-Q is Northwestern University's first international campus, a media school grounded in the liberal arts and housed in one of the most advanced and well-equipped communication facilities in the world.

The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in the creation of interactive media products and services for today's diverse and emerging digital media platforms, and a good understanding of current industry production practices and contemporary developments with implications for the future. A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in mediated communication, new media studies, digital media or a related field is required. Other position qualifications include capacity for design thinking and familiarity with all aspects of digital product and service development from ideation to realization, and related workflows.

Professional experience is preferred, and knowledge of industry standard software and equipment is expected, especially Maya, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, Unreal or Unity. Experience in art direction, development pipelines and programming languages such as C++, Python and Java is a plus.

Topics of interest in current and anticipated communication program courses are digital media design, digital media management, animation, app and game design and development, and others that will prepare students for careers in media and entertainment industries as well as other sectors in the digital space.

NU-Q has extensive technical and production facilities including a digital innovation lab, robotic newsroom, state of the art software, edit suites and film production studios. The school is a member of the World Internet Project and conducts longitudinal research on media use, digital media and freedom of expression. Located in Doha's Education City with five other top U.S. universities where academic freedom is assured, NU-Q has partnerships with leading media firms and organizations including Al Jazeera, Doha Film Institute, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Media Corporation and the World Cup committee, among others. Our faculty work in an integrative environment with signature academic programs in Communication, Journalisms and Strategic Communication, as well as Liberal Arts. Executive and graduate education are currently being implemented. A strong Production and Digital Media Services departments. The successful candidate will join a highly qualified faculty drawn from NU's home campus and some of the world's leading universities and media venues. NU-Q is a highly diverse school with students, faculty and staff from more than 50 countries. Our graduates have a high rate of matriculation to top graduate schools in the U.S, Europe and Asia, and successful employment in media industries.

Compensation includes a highly competitive salary, overseas benefits and allowances and free housing, as well as generous research and faculty development support. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experienced. Based in Doha, Qatar, a rapidly growing, modern city, the faculty also take advantage of the location for professional and personal travel. Faculty participate in major international academic meetings and industry conferences.

Applications received by December 5, 2018 will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

To apply, upload a letter of application, a CV, a sample of writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three names and email addresses for your external academic references to: 

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individual with disabilities. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in Qatar.