Computer Artist, UCSD

Assistant Professor, tenure-track to Associate Professor, tenured, beginning July 1, 2008. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and based upon UC pay scales. We seek an artist with a proven exhibition record whose work exhibits an in-depth understanding of computing and its relationship to contemporary art and its discourses. UCSD is a research university that actively promotes and supports creative work and advanced research in computing within a broadly interdisciplinary arts department that includes studio, media, and art history, theory and criticism. Opportunities for developing research include grants, state-of-the-art facilities including CRCA (Center for Research in Computing and the Arts), San Diego Supercomputer Center, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (, and cross-campus collaborations. Teaching will include both graduate seminars and undergraduate courses, including courses in an Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major with the department of Music.

Candidates must demonstrate in their work and teaching a substantial engagement with the computing arts and their relationship to broader discourses of contemporary art and culture. Candidate will actively participate in the ongoing development of curriculum and facilities. Teaching will draw upon knowledge of networked cross-platform (Linux, Macintosh, Windows PC) environments. Areas of expertise might include any of the following: locative media, social media, network art, digital imaging; graphics or sound programming; virtual environments; computer based installation; electronics and robotics; history and theory of new media. MFA or equivalency and teaching experience required.

Applicants are welcome to include in their cover letters a personal statement summarizing teaching experience and leadership efforts and/or contributions to diversity. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three references (do not send letters of recommendation and/or placement files) and evidence of work in the field. This evidence may be in the form of websites, DVDs, tapes, publications and/or public lectures and should be accompanied by return mailer and postage.

Computing Search Committee (Position #C-08)

University of California, San Diego

Visual Arts Department

Mandeville Center (0327)

9500 Gilman Drive

La Jolla, California 92093-0327

All applications received by January 25, 2008, or thereafter until position is filled, will receive thorough consideration. Please reference position #C-08 on all correspondence.