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  • Deadline:
    Nov. 8, 2007, 2:32 p.m.
  • Location:

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Department of Visual Art, Peck School of Arts


FACULTY OPENING: Digital Studio Practice

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor, tenure track, nine month (academic year) in the Digital Studio Practice Area of the Department of Visual Art, Peck School of the Arts, with affiliation in the campus-wide Global Studies Program, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

STARTING DATE: August 18, 2008

POSITION DESCRIPTION:The Visual Art Department seeks a dynamic digital artist with expertise in visual art within an international and global framework. This faculty member serves as the Visual Art Department’s representative to the interdisciplinary Global Studies program, a cross-campus collaboration dedicated to exploring contemporary transnational issues. Required teaching (5 courses per academic year) in areas of time-based digital expertise for visual art and design applications, including but not limited to: multimedia, installation, web design, and video/other time-based media. One out of the five courses per year to be taught in Global Studies involving themes/content related to the faculty’s areas of interest/expertise. Participation in graduate program also required including potential graduate studio and seminar courses.

Other teaching opportunities may include involvement in the Foundations level Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice course. Active involvement with graduate students and cross-disciplinary studio students expected. Faculty members are expected to maintain active research in the field and actively contribute to the department, school, and university through committee service and faculty shared-governance responsibilities.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Department of Visual Art has 20 full-time faculty members and offers B.A., B.F.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees in the areas of Ceramics, Fibers, Graphic Design, Jewelry&Metalsmithing, Painting&Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and B.F.A. and M.S. degrees in Art Education. A new Digital Studio Practice B.F.A is in development. The Peck School of the Arts includes the departments of Visual Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, and the Institute of Visual Arts (Inova).

The Peck School of the Arts is the only dedicated school of arts in the UW System for the education and training of
professional artists. It is one of twelve schools on the UW-
Milwaukee campus.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a level II research institution and one of only two comprehensive, doctoral degree-granting universities among the twenty-four campuses of the UW System. UW-Milwaukee is one of the leading urban research universities in the country.

M.F.A. in studio arts with primary artistic research in digital art forms is required; prior teaching experience preferred. Applicants must be able to teach all levels in their area of expertise, as well as interdisciplinary courses related to issues of global communication or global information technologies. The successful candidate should have experience in online and digital teaching methods and strong typographic skills. Engagement in rigorous personal, creative research and a strong exhibition record and thorough knowledge of contemporary art and global issues and concepts required.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

PROCEDURES: Send only the following materials:

•Cover letter of application
•Current vitae
•A brief artist statement
•A brief statement of teaching philosophy
•A brief statement of the applicant’s expertise and interest in contributing to an interdisciplinary program emphasizing globalization studies
•Proposal for an upper-level digital studio course
•Appropriate evidence of professional activity: PowerPoint presentation with 20 slides of applicant’s work on CD (Mac platform) with a printed, numbered list identifying the work. Digital materials not in PowerPoint format will not be considered. Use only commonly available fonts - search committee will not install special fonts for PowerPoint.
•Examples of applicant’s students’ work clearly labeled with class level and representing the breadth of applicant’s teaching experience: PowerPoint presentation with 20 slides CD (Mac platform), with a printed, numbered list identifying and describing work. Materials not in PowerPoint format will not be considered. Use only commonly available fonts - search committee will not install special fonts for PowerPoint.
•PowerPoints and pdfs should be clearly organized on one CD.
•Applicant’s name should be the name of the CD. Label CD with permanent marker. No attached labels.
•Web sites or interactive work should be represented by still images in the PowerPoint presentation, and URLs included in the slide list.
•Video may be embedded in PowerPoint presentation, but must be edited to 2 minutes or less.
•Names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses of three references (Do not send letters of reference with application.). Letters of reference will be requested for finalists only.
•Application and materials will not be returned.

Send application and supporting materials to:

Chairperson, Digital Studio Practice Search Committee
Department of Visual Art
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

Chairperson, Digital Studio Practice Search Committee
Department of Visual Art
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., ART 251
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(Phone: 414-229-6052)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening begins December 1, 2007 and continues until qualified candidate is hired.

UWM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages minority, female, and applicants with disabilities because a diverse campus environment is desirable and important to the education process. Upon request, accommodations can be made for applicants with disabilities. The names of those nominees and applicants who have not requested that their identities be withheld and the names of all finalists will be released upon request.

For the UWM Campus Security Report, go to www.cleryact.uwm.edu, or contact the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118, at 414-229-4632 for a paper copy. All finalists for this position will require a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.”