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Assistant Professor, Foundations Digital Media

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 3, 2013, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    Eastern Michigan University, 114 Ford Hall, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197, US

The Art Department at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a full-time, assistant professor, tenure-track, starting August 2013. MFA required. Applicants should demonstrate the following:
• a broad knowledge of digital technologies as applied to art
• expertise in related software necessary for instruction at a foundations level
• experience with at least two of the following fields: digital imaging, digital illustration, new media, net art, and/or video/animation/motion graphics.
College level teaching experience is strongly preferred.
The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching Foundation Digital Media courses in the foundations program with the opportunity to teach courses in other departmental programs on a secondary basis. The candidate will be expected to provide input and support for computing facilities, advise undergraduate students, mentor MFA students, perform departmental and/or university committee service and maintain an active record of professional engagement. Visit http://www.emujobs.com to apply for the position. You will be asked to upload the following documents in PDF format:
• letter of application
• CV
• statement of teaching philosophy
• artist’s statement
• contact information for three references

Additionally, mail a CD and/or DVD with 20 examples of personal work, 20 examples of student work, and PDF versions of the documents listed above to: Chair, Foundations Digital Media Search Committee, 114 Ford Hall, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197. Personal and student work examples may be submitted in any of the following formats: PDF, Microsoft PowerPoint, HTML, MOV, AVI and JPEG. JPEG images should not to exceed 1MB. Video examples should not exceed 5 minutes. Please include corresponding image/video lists that include titles, media, dimensions, and dates. Application materials will not be returned.

All application materials must be received by January 3rd, 2013. Any application materials arriving after that date will not be considered for review. Please indicate in your letter of application whether you will be attending the CAA Conference in February.

Eastern Michigan University is located in culturally rich and diverse southeastern Michigan, 8 miles from Ann Arbor, 30 miles from Detroit and 40 miles from Toledo. The EMU Art Department serves approximately 600 undergraduate majors and graduate students studying in the areas of studio art, visual arts education and art history. Students work toward the following degrees: BFA, BFA plus teaching certification, BS, BA, MA, and MFA