The Department of Art + Design in the College of Arts, Media and Design invites applications and nominations for a cluster of tenure-on-entry associate professor or tenure-track assistant professor positions in media arts and digital visualization. We seek candidates with a national or international record of excellence in the creative practice, innovative research, substantive scholarship and effective teaching in one or more of, and not limited to, the following interdisciplinary areas: media arts; information design; “big data” and data visualization; graphic or visual design; animation and motion graphics; and interactive media. Candidates should have a strong interest in collaborative work in these dynamic and burgeoning fields of practice, and could be considered for joint positions with other academic disciplines within the College and the University.
This new cluster of faculty will help lead our newly created MFA in Information Design and Visualization and the MFA in interdisciplinary art. These degrees are built upon a well-established undergraduate studio and digital arts program with an emphasis on bringing innovative interactive art and design into the public sphere. We also offer a BFA and MFA in Studio Arts with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
The Department of Art + Design has three distinct advantages. One, the faculty conducts courses of study in a strong diversity of practices: studio art and art history; graphic, information, interaction and experience design; digital arts, animation, photography, film, video, and interactive media. Two, we are located within a major private global research university and a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement and interdisciplinary research. Also, the College has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Game Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. Three, we are in Boston, a thriving urban center of culture and innovation with extensive global connections. See: www.northeastern.edu/camd
Candidates must have an MFA, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree in visual, graphic or information design, animation, interactive media, and digital arts, or closely related fields. Candidates are expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and must have a well-developed research agenda that will inform and advance current trends in the field through creative production, experimentation, collaboration, exhibition and publication. Evidence of a high level of skill and accomplishment across media, provocative meaning making, and a sophisticated aesthetic sensibility is expected.
All applications must be submitted electronically at http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/about/careers/. Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and relevant professional experience, a curriculum vitae and evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation and portfolios of creative work or research should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before October 15, 2013 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is the fall 2014 semester. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Ed Andrews, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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