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Assistant Professor of Art in New Media

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 6, 2013, midnight
  • Location:
    Oakland University - Department of Art and Art History, 2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester, Michigan, 48309, US

Assistant Professor of Art in New Media

Tenure-track position, Assistant Professor of Art in New Media, to teach beginning to advanced fine art New Media courses. Candidates must have an MFA in New Media or a related field or terminal degree, have teaching experience at the undergraduate level, and have a significant exhibition record. They should possess fluency in historical and conceptual frameworks for new media practices, a strong background in contemporary art and visual culture practices, and have expertise in one or more new media areas, such as the following: net.art, sound art, immersive media, interactive and responsive art/installation, augmented reality and digital performance, physical computing, or animation.

The successful candidate is expected to participate fully in departmental duties, committee service, campus activities, and engage in scholarship and/or creative activities aligned with the mission of the university.
Opportunities exist to develop an interdisciplinary curriculum in New Media that reflects faculty research and creative interests. M.F.A. required by the appointment start date.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant must submit a cover letter, c.v., artist statement, teaching philosophy, three to five letters of references, and work samples via the online application system at Oakland University. Please follow the link below:


First consideration for preliminary interviews will be given to completed applications, including all required items, received by the listed deadline of January 06, 2013.

All preliminary interviews will take place via Skype prior to CAA's National Conference in New York City.

In the "work samples" category/field, please upload ONE URL that will direct the committee to a menu with fifteen examples of applicant’s work and fifteen examples of student's work.

Applicants will not be able to upload more than one link and/or separate image/media files. Maximum file size in any category/field is 9 MB.

About the Department

Located in Metro Detroit, the Department of Art and Art History at Oakland University offers B.A. degrees in Art History, Studio Art, and Graphic Design, as well as minors in each. The department currently enrolls approximately 300 majors across its three major programs. Concentrations within Studio Art include drawing, painting, photography, and new media. Students can also earn a B.A. in Studio Art with a certification in K-12 Art Education.

The Department's curriculum encompasses both art-making as an aesthetic expression of intellectual vision, and contextual study and research into the exceptional range of aesthetic expression throughout history. Majors and non-majors develop their knowledge and understanding of the history of the visual arts, gain a solid grounding in aesthetic and critical theory, develop technical skills in a variety of artistic media, and expand their abilities to conceptualize and communicate through aesthetic means.

About the University

Oakland University is a nationally recognized, state-supported university offering students a personal, high-quality education. With nearly 19,000 students and a low student-to-faculty ratio, Oakland offers diverse academic programs, including 134 baccalaureate programs and 117 graduate and certificate programs through its five professional schools – the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, and Nursing – and the College of Arts and Sciences. Oakland University also offers a challenging and enriching Honors College.

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education categorizes Oakland University as a "Doctoral/Research University." Produced by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the classification reflects OU's strong commitment to graduate education through its doctoral programs as well as its extensive undergraduate programs. Oakland University offers students opportunities to work directly on research projects with expert faculty who bring current knowledge right to the classroom.