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Assistant Professor of Art+Design / Film & Media Studies

Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:00

Purchase, New York
United States of America

The School of Art+Design and School of Film & Media studies at Purchase College, SUNY seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor, specializing in Digital Sculpture, and beginning in the fall of 2012 (subject to budgetary approval). Applicants to this position should be prominent artists and must possess an advanced degree (MFA) or the professional equivalent with a proven activity record that demonstrates expertise and in-depth involvement in media arts and sculpture. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, or of potential as an effective teacher, is also required.

The starting salary for this position will be $53-58,000 per year plus a full benefits package, including location stipend.

Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working and thinking across disciplines, having interests and experience that extend beyond his or her specialty, and encompass broader approaches to art practice and human knowledge. Successful candidates will demonstrate their commitment to student learning, success, and liberal education.

Teaching responsibilities will include foundation classes in sculpture and digital media, and advanced undergraduate courses from his/her area of specialization suitable for students with varied backgrounds. Possible classes might include (but are not limited to) installation, public art, interactive media, kinetics, robotics, experimental web work, DIY, and open source artwork. The candidate must be able to teach classes in 3D modeling, various aspects of rapid proto-typing, such as 3D printing and CNC routing, and other courses that veer between the three-dimensional world and digital technology. Other duties may include mentoring upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, and interacting with the Neuberger Museum of Art. Responsibilities will also include academic advising and community service (which encompasses committee work as well as College, School, and Board of Study governance).

Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Located 25 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County, the campus celebrates individuality, diversity, and creativity as we encourage students to “Think Wide Open”. At Purchase College, the arts play a special role – liberal education infuses the arts and the arts infuse the campus. Purchase College is part of the State University of New York system.

A terminal degree (MFA) in a studio discipline or commensurate experience is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, or of potential as an effective teacher, is also required. Minority candidates are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to apply.

Applicants must attach the following to the online employment application:
  • Cover letter (maximum one-page) expressing interest in the position and summarizing qualifications
  • CV, including exhibitions, reviews, published articles, panels/papers, courses taught, etc. (Do Not Submit Original
  • Names, addresses, and e-mail addresses (and phone numbers, if possible) of three references.
  • Two statements: the first is a statement about your creative work in sculpture/media arts; the second is a statement about
    teaching undergraduate and graduate students. BOTH statements must be submitted as one document.

Additionally, candidates must submit the following documents via a media submission system at
  • 20 examples of personal/professional work. Please label each slide with appropriate information (year, size, media type, etc.) in SlideRoom.
  • 20 examples of the work of your recent students. Please label each slide with appropriate information (year of student, year of work, size, media type, etc.) in SlideRoom.

Applicants may email: for technical assistance. Phone calls or e-mail submissions of application materials will NOT be accepted.

To apply, please visit the following website: and complete an online application first. Phone calls, hard copy, or e-mail submissions of application materials will NOT be accepted.

Review of applications will continue until January 31, 2012. Purchase College, SUNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Designer/Tech Support

Mon Mar 16, 2009 16:43

Designer in TLT Center/New Media Program

Deadline: Until Position is Filled

Department: Teaching, Learning & Technology Center/New Media Program

Description: The TLT Center/New Media Program at Purchase College SUNY seeks a designer to support faculty efforts to incorporate technology into the curriculum. This will comprise work with faculty across the campus to develop media-rich content and learning modules for a variety of traditional, blended and online courses as well as providing technical support to the New Media program including possible new initiatives in physical computing, locative media and/or live video processing. Duties will include research into new media-related technologies and new instructional approaches; development and delivery of faculty and student workshops on the use of technology; development of training materials and documentation.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is required in a design or new media related field plus two years full time experience in instructional design or digital media tech support; excellent computer and digital media skills including experience in video post-production and the development of rich media content; excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate degree related to instructional design or new media; experience working in an academic setting; experience applying Web 2.0 tools to instruction; experience with server administration; experience converting courses for online delivery.

Salary: $45,000 (Subject to budgetary approval)

Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the search committee determines a final pool. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Purchase College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action employer.

To apply: Please send a cover letter referencing Job Code TLT030309, a resume and three references to:

Affirmative Action Officer
Purchase College SUNY
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

Fax: 914-251-5977

E-mail: (preferred method of application)


Job Opportunity

Sat Sep 01, 2007 16:31

New Media Computer Technician - $40,000 - $41,200; deadline: September 15, 2007. Position to be filled by October 1, 2007

Purchase College/State University of New York seeks to hire an experienced computer technician to serve primarily the New Media Program. Duties expected of the successful applicant include: Maintain, administer, backup and supervise: a 24-seat PC computer lab including: Adobe Design Premium CS3, Macromedia Flash and Dreamweaver, Java, and MIDI; a-12 seat PC video editing/3D computer lab; cross platform-research lab of 4 workstations running appropriate software for student and faculty projects; web servers used for class and program support; consult with faculty and participate in the planning, designing and equipping of the new digital media facilities as well as develop long range resource upgrade strategies; work collaboratively with faculty and staff to devise and support the successful implementation of technology in the classroom, including managing the allocation of server space; identify, train, and supervise lab assistants appointed to facilities that utilize computers and digital technology systems; help plan and manage anticipated new technologies; future capabilities could include running streaming audio and video and supporting peer-to-peer applications; help students with video post-production and senior projects as well as mentor student technical workers; work with the Natural Sciences Computer Engineer on joint networking and computing efforts. As the facilities evolve, there is a requirement of, as well as opportunity for, continual learning and professional growth.

Requirements: The successful applicant will have a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience to perform successfully in the post, solid computer skills, including experience in video post-production and server administration, and the ability to communicate and work with faculty, student and technical staff.

Send a letter describing qualifications and experience with a current resume and names of three references to:

Aaron B. Sanders
c/o New Media Tech Support
Affirmative Action Office
Purchase College
Purchase, NY 10577