Found and direct the development of the Creatio Center for Technology. The Creatio Center for Technology is envisioned to prepare students to assume leadership positions as creative professionals in the software, game, music and video industries. Students in the CCT will learn to integrate Christian story, themes, and worldview with artistic vision and cutting-edge technical skills in video production, visual design, and sound design. Building on the University’s established strengths in creative writing, sound production, and music industry business the university intends for the offerings of this center to include game development, app development, video production and sound production.
The new director will guide the choice and timing of degrees to be offered and modality of delivery, establish the curriculum, recruit and manage faculty, and teach in areas of strength, The director is a member of the Northwest University Faculty; reports to the provost; serves on the Dean’s Conferral and Academic Affairs Committee; works to improve the teaching effectiveness of individual faculty members; monitors enrollment and works with admissions staff to recruit students; coordinates the development, assessment and improvement of academic programs; schedules curricular offerings; manages the budget; and represents the center to all constituencies.
The director also serves in a consultative, coordinative and facilitative role in the academic leadership of the university. Success in this role requires the ability to work collegially and cooperatively with other dean level and university departmental leaders.
Either a graduate degree (doctorate preferred) in the field of Game Development, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field; or a bachelor’s degree with eight years of experience in the field.
A deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Spirit-filled life.
A proven record of effective teaching and administrative leadership in computer technology.
Five years’ experience in the technology industry.
Demonstrated proficiency in the management of fiscal resources.
Candidates with experience and evidence of mentoring minority students and in promoting women in technology preferred.
Ability to articulate the integration of faith and learning within the discipline of computer technology and willingness and ability to apply the Christian worldview in curricular and course design, instruction, and advising.
Commitment to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the various relevant constituencies of the University.
Ability to model best instructional practices in the classroom setting.
Ability to coordinate student internships and help place students in technology jobs.
To be considered as a candidate, the applicant must submit the following documents and information: (1) letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae and, if available, a teaching portfolio; (3) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; (4) statement of your understanding of the relationship between the integration of Christian faith and your discipline of study; and (5) brief statement of personal faith journey and church involvements. Search procedures will be closed, when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified. Applicants are urged to provide sufficient information, so that the application file may be considered complete at the end of the search period.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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