Open Position at UC Berkeley

Posted by Richard Rinehart | Thu Nov 9th 2006 5:13 p.m.

Center for New Media, University of California, Berkeley.

Berkeley's cross-disciplinary Center for New Media is seeking highly
qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the
Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2007, pending budgetary

The Center for New Media, founded in 2004, focuses on the growing
set of representational technologies that emerge from the paradigm of
computation. The Center investigates the ways that new media have
changed social and individual experience, and to anticipate and
impact the future of digital media. The CNM combines research
perspectives from art, technology, design, and the humanities. It
has several full-time faculty and over 100 affiliated faculty
representing 31 departments across campus. The Center offers
graduate and undergraduate courses, a Designated Emphasis in New
Media at the PhD level, and a variety of lectures, special events,
and symposia.

Applicants should demonstrate scholarly command of the history and
critical theory of New Media via written publications and experience
with cross-disciplinary dialogue across divisions. Special attention
will be paid to applicants with skills in designing and implementing
innovative systems, games, artworks, or other modes of scholarly
communication that explore contemporary issues.

The successful candidate will have a home appointment in an existing
department (or departments) to be determined based on background and

Applications must include:

One-page cover letter describing the candidate's distinguishing
strengths in history and critical theory, experience, motivation, and
objectives in applying; C.V.; one-page summary of research
objectives; one-page summary of teaching objectives; one-page
summary of the unique qualities the candidate might contribute with
reference to the Center for New Media's existing programs and
faculty; website where recent publications and projects may be
reviewed with one-page description of three most significant items on
that website; list of up to three most relevant Berkeley departments
for home appointment; names and full contact information of three
potential recommenders.

Female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed starting
January 1, 2007 and candidates are urged to apply by that date. The
application period closes January 12, 2007; applications received
after that date cannot be considered.

Mail to: CNM Faculty Search Committee, University of California at Berkeley,
390 Wurster Hall MC 1066, Berkeley CA 94720. The University of
California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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Richard Rinehart
Digital Media Director & Adjunct Curator
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
University of California, Berkeley
2625 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, CA, 94720-2250
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