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Tenure-track Assistant Professor, 9-month appointment in Digital / New Media

Published November 8, 2016

The Department of Art within the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University (FSU) seeks applicants for a tenure track assistant professor in Digital/New Media within an interdisciplinary art department.

Qualifications

Candidates will have a commitment to sustained investigation in contemporary art, with primary artistic research in interactive media. Ideal candidates will be comfortable working across disciplines and encompassing broader approaches to art practice and teaching.

The position requires an MFA or equivalent professional experience in visual arts/design, emerging or established recognition in the field, a clear record of excellence in teaching and strong communication skills, and an understanding of a wide array of curricular and artistic methodologies. Knowledge of the history, criticism and theories of visual art with a specific focus on digital technologies and/or new media is required. Likely courses to be taught by the candidate are studio courses in web, interactive media, and programming for artists. Consideration will also be given to designers who possess critical knowledge about digital media and interactivity within a contemporary art context.

Successful candidates will have:

  • An in-depth knowledge of the history of digital and electronic media in contemporary art
  • Technical skills in web design/development and creative coding
  • An understanding of the role of computation and code in net.art, New Media Art, and software art
  • Evidence of active exhibition record

Responsibilities

The candidate will have responsibilities in research/creative activity, teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses and service. This position has a 2/3 teaching load.

Description of Programs

The Department of Art offers undergraduate BA/BFA programs and a 3-year MFA in Studio Art. Our programs encourage interdisciplinary freedom through a wide range of emerging and traditional art practices, while also offering concentrations in digital media, painting and drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and photographic/artist books. Both BFA and MFA programs provide students large personal studios and exhibition spaces.

FSU is a public, fully accredited, coeducational research institution with the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, with strong support for faculty research and exhibition and is committed to fostering an academic community of excellence. Faculty grants offer up to $20,000 to first-year faculty. Collaboration amongst faculty and across departments is highly encouraged through grants and special facilities like our facility for Fine Arts Research (FAR)  and other cross-department specialized facilities.

Rank and Salary

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, 9-month appointment

Salary is competitive and negotiable, depending upon qualifications and experience. Florida State University is an equal employment opportunity employer and educational provider committed to a policy of non-discrimination. AA, EOE, WMA.

Application Process

  1. Candidates must complete an online application at https://jobs.fsu.edu. The FSU e-Recruit Job Opening number is 41029.
  1. Candidates must also submit via Slideroom at https://fsuart.slideroom.com/#/login/program/34426

Each bulleted item below should be submitted as a separate PDF:

  1. Cover letter with contact information (addressed to Digital Media Search Committee Chair) with names and contact information of 3 references
  2. CV and Artist statement
  3. Teaching statement and relevant syllabi of courses taught (up to 3)
  4. List of relevant technical skills and corresponding levels of proficiency for each
  5. 20 examples of your recent work with list of titles/dates/media: images (approx. 1024×768 JPG), links to online videos (< 3:00 min each), or links to websites
  6. 20 examples of your students’ work with list of course title/date for each: images (approx. 1024×768 JPG), links to online videos (< 3:00 min each), or links to websites

Contact Info:

Digital / New Media Search Committee
FSU Department of Art/ 220 FAB,
530 West Call Street, Tallahassee FL 32306-1150
dbookwalter@fsu.edu

Application Deadline:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted by January 9, 2017.