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COMPUTER ARTIST position | University of California, San Diego

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 25, 2002, 1 a.m.




Assistant Professor, tenure-track, beginning July 1, 2003. Salary
commensurate with qualifications and experience and based upon UC pay
scales. We seek an artist with a proven exhibition record whose work
exhibits an in-depth understanding of computing and its relationship to
contemporary art and its discourses. UCSD is a research university that
actively promotes and supports creative work and advanced research in
computing within a broadly interdisciplinary arts department that includes
studio, media, and art history, theory and criticism. Opportunities for
developing research include grants, state-of-the-art facilities including
CRCA (Center for Research in Computing and the Arts), the Supercomputer
Center, and the new California Institute for Telecommunications and
Information Technology, and cross-campus collaborations. Teaching will
include both graduate seminars and undergraduate courses, including courses
in an Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major with the department of
Music. Candidates must demonstrate in their work and teaching a substantial
engagement with the computing arts and their relationship to broader
discourses of contemporary art and culture.

Candidate will actively participate in the ongoing development of curriculum
and facilities. Teaching will draw upon knowledge of networked
cross-platform (Linux, Macintosh, NT/Windows PC) environments. Areas of
expertise might include any of the following: net.art; digital imaging;
multimedia authoring and publishing; graphics or sound programming; virtual
environments; computer based installation; electronics and robotics; history
and theory of new media. MFA or equivalency and teaching experience

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three
references (do not send letters of recommendation and/or placement files)
and evidence of work in the field. This evidence may be in the form of
slides, tapes, discs, publications and/or public lectures and should be
accompanied by return mailer and postage.

Susan Smith, Chair (Position #AC03-S)
University of California San Diego
Visual Arts Department (0327)
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0327

All applications received by January 10, 2003, or thereafter until position
is filled, will receive thorough consideration. Please reference position
#AC03-S on all correspondence.