Dear Rhizome friends,
It is my pleasure to announce a Visiting Assistant Professor faculty position in Electronic and Time-Based Art at Carnegie Mellon University -- a dynamic research institution in a friendly and inexpensive city. This is a two-year position with the possibility of an additional year; more details are below.
Associate Professor of Electronic Art
School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University
Visiting Faculty Position - Electronic and Time Based Art
Beginning August 2009
Carnegie Mellon University School of Art
The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking to fill a two-year full-time visiting position in the School of Art's Electronic and Time Based (ETB) area, recently ranked #1 in multimedia (http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/art/multimedia) by US News & World Report. We are seeking a dynamic individual working in technology-based art with experience in one or more of the following areas: animation, video, robotics, computational art, programming for internet based interactive and/or virtual environments, interactive audio, performance, motion capture and real time graphics, computer vision, artificial life, or biotechnology. Expertise and experience in other media is also welcome. Conceptual strengths, contextual sensibilities and a multidisciplinary orientation are sought to teach freshman to graduate levels and work with an enthusiastic faculty team to continue developing the ETB area.
The School of Art is one of five schools in the College of Fine Arts, which also includes the Schools of Architecture, Design, Drama and Music. Its undergraduate and graduate curricula require media, concept, community affiliation, and visual culture exploration as well as university academic study. Areas of concentration include Painting, Drawing and Printmaking; Sculpture, Installation, and Site-Work; Electronic and Time-Based Work and Contextual Practice. The School consists of 23 full-time faculty, 9 staff members, about 200 undergraduates and 18 graduate students. In addition to BFA and MFA degrees in Art, interdisciplinary degrees are offered in collaboration with other colleges in the university. The School co-administrates a university gallery, the Miller Gallery, and is actively involved with the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and the Center for the Arts in Society, unique centers for interdisciplinary arts research and education affiliated with the College of Fine Arts.
Advanced Degree or equivalent. University level teaching experience required beyond teaching assistantships. A versatile artist with a significant digital/electronic, time based media art background and exhibition record. Carnegie Mellon is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunities employer committed to diversity.
Visiting Assistant Professor. Two-year position begins late August 2009 with possibility of an additional year.
Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with experience.
Additional Programmatic Information:
Applications to Include:
· Letter of application with teaching philosophy
· Curriculum Vitae
· Names/addresses/telephone numbers of 3 references (no recommendation letters). Documentation of artwork: Submit up to 10 minutes of time-based work. Submit video on DVD. Submit audio work on audio CD, or in any standard audio format. Please use a permanent felt-tipped marker to label discs, rather than adhesive labels, which may cause problems in slot-loading CD/DVD Drives. Computer-based work is viewed on Mac OS X systems unless otherwise noted. Please enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials.
Send applications to:
ETB Faculty Search
School of Art, College of Fine Arts, CFA-300
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890
Application review will begin January 23, 2009.