Assistant Professor Time-Based Media

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 25, 2009, 5:28 p.m.
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Assistant Professor, tenure-track position starting August 1, 2010. MFA, PhD or equivalent professional experience in time-based media required. Applicant must be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of traditional and experimental approaches to time-based media and be engaged in contemporary and theoretical issues in art and design. Applicants should possess a record of professional development, exhibition and research.

Desirable qualifications include: post-graduate college-level teaching experience, interest in interdisciplinary practice; experience in innovative creative activity; and an understanding of current and emerging technologies and production processes related to time-based media.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Design and 4D and assume an active role in the development of curriculum and building of facilities including collaborating on the development of the new Design + 4D area. Other duties include participation in departmental duties, student advising, and service on committees that support the educational mission of the program. Faculty in the School of Art are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to professional growth through exhibitions, research, and creative activity.

Review of applications will begin January 4, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants planningto attend the CAA Conference will be notified by January 20, 2010 if they have been selected for a pre-screeninginterview. Women and people of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Send letter of application, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, portfolio of 20 pieces of work (submitted on CD or DVD), image inventory to accompany CD/DVD, names and contact information of three or more references, and indication of availability for CAA interview to: Time-Based Media Search, attn: Debbie Cooper, The University of Tennessee, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996-2410. For more information please contact Sarah Lowe at

The University of Tennessee is classified as a Carnegie doctoral research extensive university with 20,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The School of Art is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. The school offers NASAD accredited programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (majors in Art History and Studio Art); the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art; and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. The school’s graduate program offers a three-year Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with concentrations in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, 4D, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The 27 full-time tenure-track faculty is responsible for over 500 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students. To learn more about the School of Art please go to:

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