Tenure-Track Professor in Digital Media Practice

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 15, 2022, 11:11 a.m.
  • Location:
    Harvard University Cambridge, MA

The Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in digital media practice. Of particular interest are practices that may include, but are not limited to, the expanded fields of video, animation, interactive digital art, sound, virtual and augmented reality, and mediated performance. Filmmakers/artists who identify as people of color or as members of historically excluded groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2023, and the tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and desire to join and thrive in an inter-disciplinary and inter-media community of artists and scholars. An MFA or the equivalent and teaching experience at the college or university level is preferred but not required.

Assistant, faculty, instructor, tenure track, digital media, video, visual art, Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Basic Qualifications:
Candidates should have a record of accomplishment in the field, as demonstrated by screenings, exhibitions, and projects in venues relevant to the candidate’s practice.

Additional Qualifications:
An MFA or equivalent degree and teaching experience at the college or university level is preferred, but not required.

Special Instructions:
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/11723)

Candidates are encouraged to apply by November 15, 2022; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Filmmaker/artist’s Statement
4. A statement describing your teaching approach and philosophy. If desired, you may also briefly outline courses you have taught or would like to develop.
5. A statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
6. Links to media work including films, exhibitions, and any other relevant visual materials. If relevant, please include PDF with images of representative artworks with titles, dates, materials, and other explanatory information as needed. Please limit Vimeo links to 20 minutes total.
7. Other appropriate support materials, such as reviews or digital copies of exhibition catalogues, if desired.
8. The names and contact information of 3 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. The application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information:
Robb Moss, Professor and Chair of Search Committee
Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Harvard University, 24 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact email: afvssearches@fas.harvard.edu (use “digital media practice” in subject line)