Artist-in-Residence, Media Arts Department
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
Salary: $32,000 with benefits
Position: One-year appointment, with option for one-year renewal
Application Deadline: March 15, 2008
Start Date: Fall 2008
Overview: The Hartford Art School, University of Hartford invites applications for a one-year full-time non-tenure track faculty appointment as Artist-in-Residence in the Media Arts Department, with emphasis in hardware/software interface engineering as it applies to fine arts. The application deadline is March 15, 2008, or until the position is filled. The position will begin August 2008. There may be an opportunity for a one-year renewal. The candidate selected will be expected to be a significant partner in a small department with potential collaborations with faculty in electronic music, computer science and computer engineering. The Artist-in-Residence will teach two Media Arts courses each semester, have access to our media labs to create and develop his/her own work and be expected to give one public presentation or workshop about his/her own work. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds.
MFA in studio art or equivalent experience in hardware/software interface engineering as it applies to fine arts installation, web, performance, or hybrid forms is required. Creative energy, experience in electronic arts media, and commitment to teaching are also essential. The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of contemporary art and theory, as well as media history and visual culture. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of software, as well as programming skills - dual platform and open source, familiarity with user-based software applications, including MAX/MSP, Isadora, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Flash, Web design/html, (Dreamweaver, Go Live, etc.), Logic Pro and/or ProTools or equivalent. This position is designed for an artist who has an exhibiting or video/electronic arts production record and a minimum of college two years teaching experience.
Send a letter of application highlighting the candidate's qualifications, complete curriculum vitae, website address/online project documentation, sample syllabi of two courses (previously taught or proposed), names and contact information for three references to Power Boothe, Dean, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.
The Hartford Art School Community:
The Hartford Art School offers a dynamic balance of traditional and emergent studio and design arts in a stimulating environment that enables and supports students’ creative and intellectual development. The School has nine BFA majors, a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, and two on-campus galleries (see: http://www.hartfordartschool.org/). Its undergraduate enrollment is 350 students and it is an integral part of the University of Hartford that has an undergraduate and graduate population of 7,000 students.