Jennifer Parker
Since 2009
Works in Santa Cruz, California United States of America

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JOB

UCSC Art Department: Lecture Pool - 2D, 3D, or 4D Foundation Series in Art Practice (Ongoing)


Deadline:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 00:00

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open Oct 27, 2014 through Jun 30, 2017
Note: If an Initial Review Date is given, you must complete your application by that date to ensure full consideration.
DESCRIPTION

The Art Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an on-going pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach full- or part-time, either during the academic year or Summer Session. We seek applications from outstanding candidates with experience to teach 2D and/or 3D, and/or 4D Foundation Series in Art Practice, who are pursuing careers as creative and distinctive artists, and who have experience teaching foundation level courses at the college or university level. We have an interest in candidates with multidisciplinary orientation bridging areas of art practice, which includes interactive installation and sculpture, digital video, animation, social media, sound art and physical computing, etc. In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a broad understanding of the scholarly fields of visual art practices. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include performance, photography, social practice, emissive environments and convergences of design, art, science and technology. As always, the department seeks to add to its current strength in the creation of socially and environmentally engaged work. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching. Candidates accepted to our pool may be approached by other units to teach in areas related to their demonstrated areas of expertise.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. or Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree (practice or research based) in related field of study (i.e. 2D, 3D OR 4D art), or four years of equivalent professional experience in artistic and creative work consisting of national and/or international record of performances, exhibitions, or installations in museums, galleries, festivals, or alternative venues engaging the general public.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University teaching experience. Applicant should have a notable exhibition record, and show professional experience in contemporary practice of visual art practice. Successful candidates will teach first-year students in classes including basic drawing through life drawing, 2D art practices, 3D art practices, 4D art practice and color theory. Preference will be given to candidates with proven leadership skills and ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds. We have a preference for candidates with multidisciplinary orientation bridging areas of drawing, intermedia, public art, sculpture, social practice, environmental art, animation, design, photography, media arts, and gaming.

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More information about this recruitment: http://apo.ucsc.edu/academic_employment/jobs/JPF00210-15P.pdf


JOB

UCSC Art Department: Lecture Pool - Intermedia (Ongoing)


Deadline:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 23:59

Location:
California
United States of America

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open Oct 27, 2014 through Jun 30, 2017
Note: If an Initial Review Date is given, you must complete your application by that date to ensure full consideration.
DESCRIPTION

On-Going Lecturer Pool in Art: Intermedia
The Art Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an on-going pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach full- or part-time, either during the academic year or Summer Session. We seek applications from outstanding candidates to teach Intermedia, who are pursuing careers as creative and distinctive artists (versus those whose work reflects technical), and who have experience teaching Intermedia at the college or university level. We have an interest in candidates with multidisciplinary orientation, bridging areas of Intermedia, which includes interactive installation and sculpture, social practice, sound art, public art, and performance. In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a broad understanding of the scholarly fields of visual art practices. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include performance, photography, painting and drawing, and convergences of design, art, science and technology. As always, the department seeks to add to its current strength in the creation of socially and environmentally engaged work. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching. Candidates accepted to our pool may be approached by other units to teach in areas related to their demonstrated areas of expertise.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. or Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree (practice or research based) in related field of study (i.e. intermedia), or four years of equivalent professional experience in artistic and creative work consisting of national and/or international record of performances, exhibitions, or installations in museums, galleries, festivals, or alternative venues engaging the general public.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University teaching experience. Applicant should have a notable exhibition record, and show professional experience in contemporary practice of Intermedia, which may include installation art and sculpture, digital video, animation, gaming, print media, photography, social media, sound art, and physical computing. Applicants should have a working knowledge of standard digital tools and software along with knowledge of current theories and practices in the field. Experience in an Apple Macintosh environment is preferred. Applicants with experience in any of these areas are welcome to apply.

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More information about this recruitment: http://apo.ucsc.edu/academic_employment/jobs/JPF00206-15P.pdf


JOB

UCSC Art Department: Lecture Pool - Electronic Art and Digital Media (Ongoing)


Deadline:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 17:00

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open Oct 27, 2014 through Jun 30, 2017
Note: If an Initial Review Date is given, you must complete your application by that date to ensure full consideration.
DESCRIPTION

The Art Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an on-going pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach full- or part-time, either during the academic year or Summer Session. We seek applications from outstanding candidates to teach Electronic Art and Digital Media, who are pursuing careers as creative and distinctive artists (versus those whose work reflects technical), and who have experience teaching Electronic Art and Digital Media at the college or university level. We have an interest in candidates with multidisciplinary orientation, bridging areas of animation, design, drawing, photography, new media, sculpture, public art, social practice, and gaming. In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a broad understanding of the scholarly field of visual art practices. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include performance, photography, social practice, emissive environments and convergences of design, art, science and technology. As always, the department seeks to add to its current strength in the creation of socially and environmentally engaged work. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching. Candidates accepted to our pool may be approached by other units to teach in areas related to their demonstrated areas of expertise.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. or Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree (practice or research based) in related field of study (i.e. electronic art or digital media), or four years of equivalent professional experience in artistic and creative work consisting of national and/or international record of performances, exhibitions, or installations in museums, galleries, festivals, or alternative venues engaging the general public.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University teaching experience. Applicant should have a notable exhibition record, and show professional experience in contemporary practice of digital and electronic media, which includes interactive installation and sculpture, digital video, animation, gaming, social media, sound art and physical computing. Applicants should have a working knowledge of standard digital tools and software along with knowledge of current theories and practices in the field. Experience in an Apple Macintosh environment is preferred. Applicants with experience in any of these areas are welcome to apply.

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More information about this recruitment: http://apo.ucsc.edu/academic_employment/jobs/JPF00205-15P.pdf


OPPORTUNITY

Visual Art Postdoc Scholar in Art & Design at UCSC, M.F.A, Ph.D., or equivalent degree


Deadline:
Fri Jan 17, 2014 23:59

Location:
Santa Cruz, California
United States of America

The Art Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar – employee position in Art and Design. Under the mentorship of Professor Jennifer Parker applicants will participate in Art Foundation (2D & 3D Design) and establish a range of approaches to Design as research with art, science, and technology. We have a preference for applicants with multidisciplinary orientation who demonstrate a broad understanding of the scholarly fields of design/fine art, critical histories of art and design, and design theory and visual art practices. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include animation, gaming, media arts, immersive environments, and convergences of design, art, science and technology to add to the Art Department’s current strength in the creation of socially and environmentally engaged work.

The Art Department offers unique research opportunities to highly talented individuals to engage in new or on-going research programs at UCSC. This one-year appointment is competitive and envisioned to advance UCSC Art Department’s postdoctoral research environment. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research and teaching. The campus currently operates on a schedule of three 11-week quarters per academic year. We seek an outstanding postdoc scholar with some teaching experience at the university level and evidence of a developed research trajectory. The successful applicant will be involved in research, and we also expect the applicant will be willing to teach three consecutive five-unit courses in core curriculum and design as a Lecturer.

The successful candidate will have a distinctive vision and pedagogical approach, will be prepared to teach Design as a vital experience for a range of disciplines, and will be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are located among redwood forests and meadows overlooking Monterey Bay, along California’s Central Coast in close proximity to Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. Our program is particularly rich in its variety of possible specialties and themes available to the student, including cross-disciplinary collaborations and innovative communication in the arts with a foundation in visual studies. The program is composed of courses in animation, drawing, painting, print media, photography, sculpture, inter-media and interactive technologies, critical thinking, public art, gaming, and electronic art. We have an array of exceptional studios and classrooms that include an up-to-date digital imaging lab, metal shop, foundry, drawing and painting studios, photo labs, and print studios. Our print studio is considered one of the finest on the West Coast.

The Art department is a key player in the recently founded Social Practice Arts Research Center (SPARC) and UCSC OpenLab. We also share a newly completed Digital Arts Research Center, which fosters creative work in new media and technology.

RANK: Postdoctoral Scholar - Employee SALARY: $40,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience + $5,000 research account from the Arts Excellence Research Fund

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A, Ph.D., or equivalent degree in studio art or design.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: One year. For appointments within the University of California, the total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions. TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic recruit online system and must include a letter of application/statement of purpose, curriculum vitae, links to samples of own work available on-line, and the names of three professional/academic references. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research and teaching. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00081 Refer to Position #JPF00081-14T in all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin January 17, 2014. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. This position will remain open until filled, but not later than 12/1/15.


OPPORTUNITY

MFA at UCSC, Digital Arts and New Media + OpenLab


Deadline:
Tue Jan 07, 2014 00:00

Location:
Santa Cruz, California
United States of America

Jennifer Parker will run a collaborative research cohort to create interactive art and design projects as part of OpenLab: a collaborative Art + Science research initiative at UCSC.

Art+Science based projects developed by the Mechatronic’s project group will stem from a systems based approach for fabricating functional experimental art devices that combine principles of sculpture, kinetics, electronics, motion control, sensors, actuators, motors, and other control devices with Arduino Boards using Max/MSP/Jitter and Processing as the primary programming languages. The fabrication methods include, woodwork, metalwork, moldmaking, and rapid prototyping to build and advance iterations of the mechatronic platform. The conceptual framework of the projects created by the Mechatronic’s group will be developed in response to the art and science research topics chosen by the cohort.

The project group will meet weekly to focus on the design and prototyping of tangible user interfaces to create meaningful correlations with user gestures, controller interface, and the output of that controller as it relates to the project theme. Interaction design concepts include perceived affordances, translation of physical action into digital information, and user observation. Prospective students applying to the project group should have skill in 3D modeling and animation, art, music, gaming, programming, video, engineering, robotics, and design.