The Interactive Multimedia program at The College of New Jersey is reviewing adjunct faculty candidates for courses in the Fall 2013 semester. Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree in a field related to the respective courses — digital media, interaction design, exhibit design, user experience design, etc. Prior college-level teaching experience is preferred, and relevant professional experience also will be considered.
Please see below for descriptions of the individual courses.
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• Letter of application describing qualifications
• Curriculum vitae detailing relevant teaching and/or professional experience
• Contact information for three references
Applications received by July 15, 2013 will receive full consideration.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Introduction to Digital Media
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of digital media production — still images, video and audio — while encouraging students to consider their work in the larger context of media literacy, history and ethics, exploring topics such as intellectual property, digital distribution, manipulation, mobile media and more. Students will develop skills in:
• Digital imaging (primarily Photoshop)
• Digital video (basic camera, lighting and sound along with capturing and editing in Final Cut Pro)
• Digital audio (Audacity)
We are seeking faculty for two class sections. One meets on Tuesdays from 12:30-4:20 and another on Wednesdays from 5:30-9:20. (TCNJ courses are 14-weeks with an additional meeting during finals.) Class time typically combines lecture and discussion, hands-on instruction, peer and faculty critique, and studio time allowing students to work on individual and group projects in close collaboration with the instructor.
Introduction to Interactive Computing
This course is an introduction to computing languages for interactive multimedia students, encouraging them to support and amplify their media skills through programming and interactivity. Through intensive laboratory experience using the Processing students learn programming fundamentals including logic, data structures, functions, control structures, libraries and APIs, and networking. Students will:
• Demonstrate the ability to read, write, analyze and critique basic fundamentals of programming, including: data, algorithms, events, control structures, functions, heuristics, logic, interaction and abstraction.
• Understand the software design cycle, including: project proposal, writing code, compiling a program, debugging, usability testing, refinement and summary report writing.
• Work with various media data types, including: bitmap and vector graphics, sound, animation, video and sensors.
• Demonstrate the ability to problem solve in a team.
The class meets on Tuesdays from 5:30-8:20, with the first meeting on August 27. (TCNJ courses are 14-weeks with an additional meeting during finals.) Class time typically combines lecture and discussion, hands-on instruction, peer and faculty critique, and studio time allowing students to work on class projects in close collaboration with the instructor.
Interactive Exhibit Design
Interactive and digital technology is transforming the experience of visiting and learning in a museum. This course explores recent trends in museum and exhibit design through lectures, discussions, readings, presentations and on-site visits. Working as a collaborative design studio, students will also design and build interactive systems for TCNJ’s Sarnoff Collection — an on-campus museum drawing from over 6,000 artifacts that document major developments in communication and electronics in the 20th century. These systems are intended to expand the museum’s message, enhance the visitors’ experience, and extend that experience beyond the walls of the museum. Students will furthermore:
• Apply their skills in digital media production, writing, interaction design and programming to development of a system with a real-world audience and real-world implications;
• Consider the challenges of designing interactive media for a group experience in a particular physical space;
• Analyze and critique similar software and installations;
• Employ industry-standard tools as well as develop skills and strategies for managing a long-term collaborative project;
• Learn to integrate their own skills, techniques and processes with that of their classmates;
• Learn to articulate and advocate for their ideas in a collaborative setting;
• Get acquainted with the functions and processes of a real-world design studio.
The class meets on Thursdays from 5:30-9:20, with the first meeting on August 29. (TCNJ courses are 14-weeks with an additional meeting during finals.) Class time typically combines lecture and discussion, hands-on instruction, peer and faculty critique, and studio time allowing students to work on class projects in close collaboration with the instructor.