Stetson University invites applications for a one-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Art to serve its interdisciplinary Digital Arts program (art, music, computer science). The position requires strong digital media and imaging skills, a thorough grounding in traditional media, and an active engagement with art theory & criticism. The candidate should have an MFA and an active exhibition record, as well as practical technical skills applicable to our Macintosh-based teaching environment. Course topics may be selected from the following based on the candidate's expertise: digital video, 2D digital images, 3D digital animation, installation art, contemporary art theory and practice, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography. The teaching load is three courses per semester, typically two in Digital Arts and one in Art or Art History. Faculty also work with students on Senior Projects. Applicants must be committed to integrating digital media into a fine arts department and working with undergraduates in a multidisciplinary program in a liberal arts college. The starting date for the appointment is August 2009. Salary is budgeted at the rank of junior faculty.
Stetson University (http://www.stetson.edu) is a selective, private university with about 2,600 students, located in DeLand, Florida, between Daytona Beach and Orlando. Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) cover letter that includes the candidate's philosophy of teaching in a liberal arts environment, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts with the highest degree (copies acceptable for screening), 4) three letters of recommendation (at least one of which should include an evaluation of teaching ability), and 5) samples of work.
Application materials may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the following address:
Digital Arts Search Committee
Dr. Nathan Wolek, Chair
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8341
DeLand, FL 32723
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Stetson University, an equal opportunity employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and groups historically underrepresented in higher education.