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Assistant Professor of Art+Design / Film & Media Studies

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 31, 2012, 11:55 p.m.
  • Location:
    Purchase College, SUNY, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York, 10577, US

The School of Art+Design and School of Film & Media studies at Purchase College, SUNY seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor beginning in the fall of 2013 (subject to budgetary approval) to work jointly between the New Media and Graphic Design boards-of-study. Areas of expertise of particular interest to the committee are animation (2- and 3-dimensional) and interactive design. Other specializations of interest might include information visualization, game design and mobile media design. This joint position requires an interdisciplinary approach to design and media arts suitable for students with varied backgrounds. We are interested in candidates who possess critical and creative approaches to media-making, emerging technologies and the future of design.
Applicants must possess an advanced degree (MFA) or professional equivalent with a record that demonstrates expertise and in-depth involvement with design and new media arts. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, or of potential as an effective teacher, is also required.
The starting salary for this position will be $53-58,000 per year plus a full benefits package, including location stipend.
Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working and thinking across disciplines, having interests and experience that extend beyond his or her specialty, and encompass broader approaches to art practice and human knowledge. Successful candidates will demonstrate their commitment to student learning, success, and liberal education.
Teaching responsibilities will include courses that are a combination of foundation classes and upper-level electives tailored to the successful candidate's area of specialization. Other duties may include mentoring upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, and interacting with the Neuberger Museum of Art. Responsibilities will also include academic advising and community service (which encompasses committee work as well as College, School, and Board of Study governance).
Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Located 25 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County, the campus celebrates individuality, diversity, and creativity as we encourage students to “Think Wide Open”. At Purchase College, the arts play a special role – liberal education infuses the arts and the arts infuse the campus. Purchase College is part of the State University of New York system.
A terminal degree (MFA) in a studio discipline or commensurate experience is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, or of potential as an effective teacher, is also required. Minority candidates are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to apply.
Applicants must attach the following to the online employment application:
1) Cover letter (maximum one-page) expressing interest in the position and summarizing qualifications
2) CV, including exhibitions, reviews, published articles, panels/papers, courses taught, etc. (Do Not Submit Original Materials.)
3) A comprehensive online portfolio (please provide internet web-link only), featuring at least 20 examples of personal/professional work, as well as examples of the work of recent students. PDF or hard copy portfolios will not be accepted.
4) Names, addresses, and e-mail addresses (and phone numbers, if possible) of three references.
5) Two statements: the first is a statement about your creative work in design/media arts; the second is a statement of teaching philosophy. BOTH statements must be submitted as one document.

To apply, please visit the following website: https://jobs.purchase.edu and complete an online application first. Phone calls, hard copy, or e-mail submissions of application materials will NOT be accepted.
Review of applications will continue until December 31, 2012. Purchase College, SUNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.