Faculty Position: CADRE Laboratory

  • Deadline:
    Oct. 30, 2007, 2:10 p.m.
  • Location:
    San Jose


Digital Media Art
School of Art and Design
Job Opening ID (JOID): 013092

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

Graduate MFA degree emphasizing digital media practice or PH.D in Art History or New Media research/practice is required. Demonstrated record of professional activities including exhibitions and publications is required. This position is directly affiliated with the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, an interdisciplinary academic
program emphasizing experimental practice and research. Candidates must demonstrate artistic achievement in an area of expertise informing the intersection of information culture and contemporary art. Candidates must demonstrate familiarity with emerging media and technologies as well as theoretical sophistication in cultural
studies or social practices of digital media and technology. Candidates with expertise in emerging areas of artistic practice, history, and theory that involve mobile computing, gaming, mapping, social networks, network art or information visualization are preferred. Candidates with demonstrated theoretical or critical authorship and/or curatorial practice, with community or public art expertise desirable. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in crosscultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience. Teaching experience at the university
level is preferred.

The CADRE Laboratory is a unique platform for trans-disciplinary practice and research. This faculty position has direct responsibilities associated with administration of CADRE special programs included publishing, exhibiting, and symposia, as well as supervising sponsored projects. The CADRE Laboratory is a unique platform for trans-disciplinary practice and research. Faculty from Fine Arts, Graphic and Industrial Design, Art Education, Museum Studies and Art History are involved; the faculty member is therefore expected to display leadership skills and demonstrate a record of fundraising or development skills including grant writing and/or individual solicitation for sponsored research projects. Academic responsibilities include teaching a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in digital media and in the Art History program. Artist will have the opportunity to teach in a variety of cross-disciplinary practice areas, including graduate seminars in history
and theory of digital media, and a variety of experimental courses. Artist will also share student advising, curriculum development, student recruitment and student admissions responsibilities. Active involvement on School and University governance and planning committees is required. Candidate must have the ability to address the needs of ethnically diverse students through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation - through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 21, 2008

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures:
For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/
philosophy, creative, scholarly or research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by January 23, 2008 to:

Chair, Digital Media Search Committee, Please include Job Opening ID School of Art and Design (JOID) on all correspondence.

San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0089

Representative examples of your creative and scholarly work can be submitted on-line or CD/DVD. San Jose State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San Jose (Pop. 945,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California's most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San Jose State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives. SJSU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Joel Slayton
Director, SJSU CADRE Laboratory

FUSE: CADRE/Montalvo Artist Research Residency