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Assistant Professor of Art

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 15, 2014, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    Visual Art & Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1 Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, New Jersey, 07030, US

The Visual Arts & Technology program at Stevens Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2014. In particular we are interested in candidates whose teaching and creative work overlap with fine art, design, data visualization, creative programming, physical computing, or game design with a focus on experimental and innovative manifestations. We seek a dynamic teacher and researcher that can help students succeed professionally and be technically, aesthetically, and creatively prepared to innovate in a variety of fields. The ideal candidate should demonstrate an eagerness to help build a unique and cross-disciplinary program in the visual arts and design while maintaining an active creative research agenda. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with experience working on client-focused projects and who can mentor students in related design fields.

Teach an average load of 3 courses per semester across all levels of the undergraduate curriculum; develop new courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, especially as they overlap with other disciplines across the Institute; advise and mentor senior thesis projects; maintain an active professional/creative research practice and participate in program, College, and university service including committee work, advising, and supervising internships.

About Stevens:
Stevens Institute of Technology, located on the Hudson River across from midtown Manhattan, is a small, selective research university with approximately 2,500 undergraduate students in 33 disciplines ranging from engineering, science, humanities and social sciences, visual art and technology, and music and technology. Housed in the College of Arts and Letters, the Visual Arts & Technology program offers a unique Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus on the intersection of technology, art, and design. A growing part of Stevens, the Visual Arts & Technology students work in tandem with programs in Music & Technology, Science and Technology Studies, and other areas across the Institute.

Located a 10-minute subway ride from New York City and a short train ride to Boston, Philadelphia, and the rest of the east coast, Stevens draws some of the most talented and gifted undergraduate students from across the globe.

Minimum qualifications:

  • MFA in art or design, or a terminal degree in a related field
  • Demonstrable record of creative and professional achievement in the field of art or design
  • Ability to teach a range of courses across the art and design curriculum, as well as to develop new courses in the applicant’s area of expertise[/ul]

  • Preferred qualifications:
  • Demonstrable college teaching effectiveness
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: data visualization, creative programming, interaction design, typography, physical computing, game design
  • Experience mentoring in professional practices and entrepreneurship[/ul]

  • Salary:
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    To apply:
  • Letter of application
  • Teaching statement and list of previously taught courses
  • Curriculum vitae
  • URL of online portfolio
  • Names and contact information for three references (no letters needed)
  • URL of student work (optional)[/ul]

  • Applicants must fill out an application through the Stevens website here:

    Once the application is completed, please email the above materials as a single PDF to Prof Jeff Thompson at jeff.thompson@stevens.edu.

    Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

    For questions, please contact:
    Jeff Thompson, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Visual Arts & Technology at jeff.thompson@stevens.edu.

    For further information at Stevens and the Visual Arts & Technology program, please visit:
  • http://www.stevens.edu
  • http://www.stevens.edu/cal
  • http://www.stevens.edu/cal/visualarts[/ul]
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