Two Faculty Positions at Dept. of Media and Visual Arts

It is that time of the year. We are looking for candidates for two full-time faculty positions at the Department of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA) at Koç University.

Position #1 – Open Rank Faculty Position in Media & Communication

Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA) invites applications for full-time open rank faculty position (beginning September 2022). Areas of specialization are open, but candidates specializing in emerging media, media institutions, mass communication, media effects, media and politics, platforms, or strategic communication are particularly encouraged to apply. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose research agenda is interdisciplinary and from candidates with experience in computational approaches.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach two courses per semester and are expected to have an active research agenda. At the time of employment, candidates should have a PhD in a related field. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Koç University is a foundation-funded, non-profit institution located in Istanbul, Turkey. The university is committed to the pursuit of excellence in both research and teaching. With 8820 active students, the university offers 22 undergraduate, 42 Master’s and 29 Phd programs. The medium of instruction is English.

MAVA at Koç University offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes visual communication, visual design, interaction design, media studies, communications theory, media/arts management, film, and production. With this diversity, the department offers four certification programs focusing on Media and Management, Film and Video, Design, and User Experience.
Applicants can submit applications electronically via ACADEMIC JOBS ONLINE.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20635

The Deadline for submission of applications is 28 January 2022. However, the position will be open until filled.

Cover letter
Research statement (including a three-year research plan)
Teaching portfolio
Curriculum Vitae
Contact information for three referees

Position #2 – Full-time Instructor Position in Design

Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA) invites applications for a full-time instructor position in Design to start in September 2022. 

We are looking for an innovative and dedicated applicant who will strengthen the teaching profiles of the department nationally and internationally as well as contribute to Koç University’s core activities in the areas of artistic networking, design studio, research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange. 

At the time of employment, applicants should have a Masters or higher degree in design (visual design, communication design, graphic design, industrial design, product design, user experience design, animation, computer graphics, game design, or a related field), and have teaching and practical experience in any of these fields. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses in the design field per semester as well as contribute to and collaborate effectively in our teaching community.  Applicants with an active research agenda and the ones who combine practical and theoretical knowledge in their work are highly encouraged. Having taught scalable design studio classes is a plus. Salary is commensurate with the qualifications and experience.

Applicants can submit applications electronically via ACADEMIC JOBS ONLINE.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20636

Deadline for submission of applications is 28  January 2022. However, the position will be open until filled. 

  • Cover letter 
  • Teaching statement 
  • Teaching portfolio
  • Design portfolio
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three referees 

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