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Assistant Professor | DXARTS | University of Washington | Mechatronics, Robotics, and Telematics

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 20, 2006, 11:36 a.m.

University of Washington - Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media

Multidisciplinary Arts Faculty Position in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Telematic
art forms at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the
University of Washington in Seattle. Established in 2001, DXARTS is a
pioneering Arts unit on campus with exciting undergraduate and doctoral
degree programs. DXARTS brings together current and new faculty from Art, Music,
Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Dance and Design in a
pioneering research environment dedicated to the invention and exploration of
new forms of digital and experimental art.

The position is a full-time, tenure-track position to begin in September
2007, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must be practicing
artists with an Minimum of a Masters Degree in one or more allied
arts and sciences fields, should demonstrate the ability to teach at the
university level, and must have the potential to supervise doctoral students.

We seek an individual who is an accomplished artist who makes innovative
cross-disciplinary use of digital technologies in their works, as well as
someone with a strong background in advanced computing based research
areas such as mechatronics, robotics, sensing and control systems, systems
based art forms, AI, programming for interactive and distributed environments,
physical computing, rapid prototyping, and CNC machining, etc. Applicants
should also demonstrate an ability to assimilate art history, theory and practice
through their research and teaching. Previous experience in teaching and
resourcing such research areas is highly desirable. The position includes
responsibilities for research and teaching undergraduate and graduate
interdisciplinary arts courses in one or more of these areas.

Application must include: CV, artist statement, statement on pedagogy, and a
cohesive portfolio of professional creative work. Support materials must include
three references with phone numbers, mail and e-mail address, samples of
previous course design and recent student work. Portfolio work may be formatted
for viewing on any platform and may include video. Please include a SASE for
return of materials.

Application materials should be addressed to: Professor Shawn Brixey, Director DXARTS,
Chair, Digital Arts Search Committee, DXARTS, Box 353680, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington 98195-3680. Priority will be given to applications received
before January 19, 2007. The University of Washington is building a culturally
diverse faculty, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority

The University of Washington is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action

A competitive recruitment and selection process is being conducted and if a U.S.
worker or permanent resident is not selected pursuant to this process, an
application for Alien Employment Certification may be filed on behalf of an
alien to fill the job opportunity.