|FACULTY OPENING: New & Extended Digital Media
POSITION TITLE: Assistant / Associate Professor –Tenure Track
STARTING DATE: August 2014
MFA in visual arts. Candidates should possess the ability to teach Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Dreamweaver or MUSE and other New Media tools (a working knowledge of After Effects, Maya and Web Authoring/Publishing preferred); a thorough knowledge of contemporary issues in time-based new media and the broader field of art; an exhibition record reflecting a commitment to research; and a primary artistic research emphasis in digital media.
Evidence of quality teaching at the university level; commitment to a sustained trans-disciplinary practice of contemporary art utilizing emerging digital/electronic media; good writing and speaking skills; knowledge of digital facilities/labs and an ability to contribute to their maintenance; and a primary artistic research emphasis in one or more of the following: video art, sound art, performance art, interactive media. Applicants should have a strong interest in foundations level teaching. Applicants will also be asked to teach in one or more areas outside of digital media; including one of the following: 3D Design, 2D Design, Drawing, and advanced courses. Other skills under consideration include 3D printing, experimental device controls, interactivity, interface design, social media and motion graphics.
We seek a highly motivated candidate who is an artist and enthusiastic educator comfortable working at the intersection of technology, the fine arts and design. This tenure track position requires a strong desire to build a program and foster excellence in our students while teaching courses at all levels of his or her expertise. The curriculum will serve fine arts students seeking a new media practice and design students seeking a professional practicum. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to their personal research and program/curriculum planning and development. The successful candidate will work within the local community to build professional practice connections, internships, community projects and exhibition opportunities for both student and themselves. The new faculty member’s responsibilities will include teaching at both foundations and upper level classes at the undergraduate level.
Teaching load is currently five courses per academic year. This includes teaching 4D Design foundations courses introducing software, tools and concepts in digital media (which serve as part of the foundations curriculum for all majors) and Time-Based Media courses emphasizing digital media, including but not limited to: multimedia work, installations, animation, web/interactive applications, open-source methodologies, sound, and video or other time-based media applications.
Mail a CD and/or DVD or send website / dropbox with a letter of interest, examples of personal and student work (please include examples of inter-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary or collaborative works) a corresponding list of artworks that includes titles, media, dimensions, and dates, teaching philosophy, cv, research statement, examples of syllabi: