Don Sinclair
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Don Sinclair is a new media artist, professor, parent, and cyclist residing in Toronto. His creative work revolves around exploring interactive interfaces. Drawing from his diverse background in music, mathematics, computer science, and interdisciplinary studies, Don works in a variety of contexts including gallery installations, interactive dance, and the web. Don teaches New Media Art in the Fine Arts Cultural Studies Program at York University.
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JOB

Assistant Professor Digital/Interactive Media Production


Deadline:
Thu Sep 09, 2010 15:16

Position Information

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Digital/Interactive Media Production
Home Faculty: Fine Arts
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2011

The Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Digital/Interactive Media Production at the Assistant Professor level to commence July 1, 2011. All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval.

This position calls for research excellence that complements and builds on existing strengths in Fine Arts in interactive sound and image content for a range of media, predominantly screen-based. The position will attract a strong junior researcher whose creative practice and theoretical interests address embodied interaction, that is, the physical movement of individuals and groups in relation with interactive media (sculptural, screen-based, installation format, etc.). The candidate must demonstrate specific strength in at least two of the following areas: platform-adaptable content, which can include 3D content and mobile computing; tangible/physical computing; interactive or responsive image and sound environments; visualization. The position also complements strengths in human computer interface (HCI) research and novel interface development in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering. The position meets immediate teaching needs for courses at the core of the Digital Media BA program that is jointly offered by three York Faculties (Fine Arts, Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies; http://www.yorku.ca/finearts/facs/ugrad/ugrad.htm).

The profile of the successful candidate will incorporate interdisciplinary approaches to art and science with a capacity to teach studio-based courses, with parallel theoretical strength, in the Digital Media BA Program, as well as ability to contribute to development of pan-Faculty digital arts curriculum in the Faculty of Fine Arts. The determination of the successful candidate's home department within Fine Arts will depend upon the candidate’s core scholarly/creative strengths.

This appointment will build on Fine Arts research and programming initiatives already established in collaboration with the Faculties of Science & Engineering, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Education and Osgoode Hall Law School. It will contribute to the development of a cluster of research activity in Digital Media across the university, thereby supporting York’s leadership role in defining and advancing this important field (www.digitalmedia.yorku.ca). The addition of the successful candidate's research strengths to the Digital Media group at York will bolster the ability to pursue major research grants and collaborative projects with academic and industry partners.

Requirements: MFA in digital media or equivalent subject area; PhD in digital media or equivalent subject area preferred; three years of post-secondary teaching; practicing professional artist with an active exhibition record; high competency in programming; strong commitment to graduate supervision and administrative responsibilities, including departmental, faculty and university committees. Candidates will show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and in scholarly/creative research. The individual must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

A letter of application with current, detailed curriculum vitae, appropriate documentation of current work (DVD, website, digital photography, etc.), statements of creative research interests and teaching philosophy, one or two recent publications/catalogues, the names, emails and addresses of three referees, course outlines and teaching evaluations should be sent to:

Michael Longford, Associate Dean Research
Faculty of Fine Arts, Room 201U, GCFA
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Fax: 416 736-5136, E-mail: longford@yorku.ca

Deadline for receipt of completed applications is October 31, 2010.


DISCUSSION

Interdisciplinary Arts Position at York University


Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor - Interdisciplinary Fine Arts
Fine Arts Cultural Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University
Toronto, Canada.

Deadline: February 15, 2007
Start Date: July 1, 2007

Note: strength in popular/world music would be an asset

http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs
http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber

OPPORTUNITY

New Media and Performance Studies positions


Deadline:
Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:39

Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor - New Media
Fine Arts Cultural Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University
Toronto, Canada.

Deadline: March 29, 2006
Start Date: July 1, 2006

The Fine Arts Cultural Studies program, Faculty of Fine Arts, York
University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the
Assistant Professor level in New Media, to commence July 1, 2006. We
seek applicants who are engaged with new media arts and who are eager
to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate will be a creative producer-researcher in
new media arts with a strong background in new media theory and/or
cultural studies. He/she will have a terminal degree, a PhD and/or an
MFA. Applicants must be suitable for prompt appointment to the
graduate Faculty. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching
as well as a recognized record of accomplishments in their field. The
candidate will contribute to the expansion of the new media stream in
the program and be required to teach new media studio and studies
courses.

Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor - Performance Studies
Fine Arts Cultural Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University
Toronto, Canada.

Deadline: March 29, 2006
Start Date: July 1, 2006

The Fine Arts Cultural Studies program, Faculty of Fine Arts, York
University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the
Assistant Professor level in Performance Studies, to commence July 1,
2006. The program seeks applicants who are engaged with performance
in the broadest sense and who are eager to teach at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants will have the ability to contextualize performance as an
activity that transcends disciplines and to consider it in view of
the concerns of cultural studies. In addition, a strong background in
the arts and knowledge of the methodologies of interdisciplinarity
are required for appointment to this program.

Applicants must have a PhD, a recognized record of research in
performance studies, and be able to demonstrate excellence in
teaching. Experience teaching large lecture classes as well as
seminar courses will be an asset. Applicants must be suitable for
prompt appointment to the graduate Faculty.

The Fine Arts Cultural Studies Program (FACS) considers the fine,
performing and new media arts and offers a unique opportunity to
explore them from various interdisciplinary perspectives. Courses
consider relationships between the arts, the artistic forms which may
emerge when boundaries are blurred, and the place of the arts in both
local and global contexts. Within the Faculty of Fine Arts, FACS
provides an integrated approach to the study of the arts in culture
through a balanced curriculum of Western and non-Western content.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative
Action Program can be found on York's website at http://www.yorku.ca/
acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action
office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be
given priority.

The deadline for receipt of application is March 29, 2006. All York
University positions are subject to budgetary approval. Qualified
applicants are invited to submit a letter identifying their research
and teaching interests and indicating how these might be compatible
with the Fine Arts Cultural Studies program, together with a
curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and
the names of three referees, including addresses, phone numbers and
email addresses, to:

Fine Arts Cultural Studies, Attention Christine Gooljar, 283 Winters
College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario,
Canada, M3J 1P3. E-mail cgooljar@yorku.ca.