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Description of Duties:
The Department of Communication and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute seeks to hire an Assistant Professor whose research and practice addresses the intersections between the creative arts and technologies. The preferred candidate will be able to work at the levels of theory and practice, integrating insights and applications in the arts, humanities, and technologies to engage students to become creative thinkers, practitioners, and problem-solvers. The successful applicant will develop and teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses that encourage students to explore and develop their creative, aesthetic, and technical abilities and that contribute to the degree programs and general education mission of the Department.
The Department offers a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, a B.S. in Communication and Information Design, a B.S. in Interactive Media and Game Design, and an M.S. in Information Design and Technology, and provides a range of general education in the arts and humanities. SUNY Polytechnic is developing a state-of-the-art makerspace and collaborative interdisciplinary learning environment and is seeking candidates who can leverage these facilities to explore and capitalize upon the intersections between the arts and technologies.
The typical annual teaching load is three courses per semester, with course reductions available for tenure-track faculty starting research programs. Responsibilities include teaching, scholarship and/or creative activities, and service including advising and collegial participation in the life of the University. Other reasonable duties as assigned.
A Ph.D. earned by the date of appointment from a college or university accredit by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized organization. The successful candidate will have demonstrated scholarly interests and/or creative practice involving the arts, design, and technologies. Candidates with an undergraduate or graduate background in technical and/or artistic fields, in addition to an arts and/or humanities-based Ph.D. in a field that engages the intersections between the creative arts and technologies, are especially desired.
Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, contact information for three work-related references, letter of application, and the SUNY Polytechnic employment application to www.sunypoly.edu/employment.
Closing date for receipt of applications: until position is filled. Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2016.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
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