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Assistant Professor of Electronic Arts

  • Deadline:
    Oct. 7, 2008, 6:52 p.m.
  • Location:

The University of New Mexico
College of Fine Arts
Department of Art and Art History

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Electronic Arts. Full time, probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. Service and committee work expected.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. degree. University-level teaching experience beyond the terminal degree. Significant digital/electronic time-based media art background. Active professional creative practice. Exhibition record beyond the local level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in one or more the following areas: programming for internet-based art, animation, motion capture, computational media, interactive performance, locative and wearable computing, or immersive media. Fluency in conceptual and historical frameworks within contemporary new media practice. Commitment to teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and creating a critical and experimental teaching environment. Experience in curricular development, mentoring students, and service on graduate committees.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received by December 5, 2008.

APPOINTMENT DATE: August 17, 2009

SALARY: $46,000

APPLICATION: Signed letter of application; artist statement; statement of teaching philosophy; CV. Documentation of artwork; 3 sample syllabi for undergraduate/
graduate courses. Names and complete addresses (mailing, telephone, fax, and e-mail) of three recommenders. SASE if you want materials returned.

Format for submitting artwork: Digital portfolio only to include either CDs/DVDs/URLs or a combination thereof. For CDs/DVDs, samples should total approximately 10 minutes.

Send to: Chair, Electronic Arts Search Committee, Department of Art and Art History, MSC04 2560, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001. Phone 505.277.5861. Fax 505.277.5955.

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The Department of Art and Art History is one of four departments in the College of Fine Arts, which also includes the Departments of Music, Theater and Dance, and Cinematic Arts. Areas of concentration in the department include Arts and Ecology, Electronic Arts, Sculpture, Photography, Painting and Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, and Art History. The department offers the B.A.F.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

Electronic Arts is dedicated to the education of students, training them as electronic/digital media artists that employ new and emerging technologies and encourages experimentation with new ideas, forms, and models for realizing and presenting innovative artwork. The curriculum combines history, theory, and practice in electronic arts/digital media and nurtures interdisciplinary investigation and learning. Electronic Arts faculty and students are actively involved with the Arts, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory [ARTS Lab], a dynamic university-wide center for interdisciplinary research and education.

The University of New Mexico is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a city of 600,000 on the Rio Grande at an altitude of 5,200 feet. Albuquerque’s many cultures give the city a fascinating mix of history, arts, cuisine, languages, and values. The University of New Mexico is a large, diverse state university with a faculty of over 3,000 serving approximately 32,700 students.

UNM's confidentiality policy ("Recruitment and Hiring," Policy #3210), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at http://www.unm.edu/~ubppm.