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Open Position at UC Berkeley

Richard Rinehart:

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 approval.

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.

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