Art Technology & Culture Job Description
The University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to join its innovative and experimental Art, Technology, and Culture concentration beginning in August 2017. We seek an artist with expertise in new media who will maintain an ambitious record of research/creative activity, teach at all levels of the curriculum in a 2/3 course load, including advanced courses in his or her area of specialization, and participate in our ongoing plans to rethink and remake the newly renamed OU School of Visual Arts.
We seek an artist whose practice demonstrates a critical and technical understanding of contemporary issues in the scholarly fields of visual art, technology studies, visual culture, and media theory. In addition to maintaining a successful practice as a new media artist, primary responsibilities of the position involve teaching and curricular development in one or more of the following areas of interest: animation, virtual environments, community-based practice, critical gaming, code-based practice, or another technology-related field of study. Animation is an area of particular interest; however, we are excited to receive applications from practitioners in any area that would complement our existing strengths.
The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university that supports faculty doing original and advanced work in all areas of creative and intellectual inquiry. In line with this mission, the School of Visual Arts is committed to fostering a broadly trained faculty and upholding an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity. All qualified applicants will receive full consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, and protected veteran status.
• MFA or relevant terminal degree
• A record of research/creative activity in the field of new media or indication of significant potential to develop one
• Some teaching experience at the university level
Review of applications begins January 15, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. Electronic submissions can be made at: http://apply.interfolio.com/32713
Please include with your application a cover letter, current CV, a URL linking to personal creative activity and student work, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references.
Art, Technology, and Culture in the School of Visual Arts
Art, Technology, and Culture is one of four major areas of study in the OU School of Visual Arts. Centered by the belief that technology changes, often rapidly, it encourages students to be critical thinkers, adaptive life-long learners, and creative problem solvers. In a quickly evolving media-scape, it is imperative to adapt skill sets creatively and work toward multiple outcomes. This necessitates a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to education that extends beyond the borders of the traditional art school experience, and the Art, Technology, and Culture program reflects these ideas.
The University of Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.
In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information.
The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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