Assistant Professor | DXARTS | University of Washington | Mechatronics, Robotics, and Telematics

shawn brixey:

DIGITAL ARTS and EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA (DXARTS) University of Washington - Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media

Multidisciplinary Arts Faculty Position in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Telematic art forms at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the University of Washington in Seattle. Established in 2001, DXARTS is a pioneering Arts unit on campus with exciting undergraduate and doctoral degree programs. DXARTS brings together current and new faculty from Art, Music, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Dance and Design in a pioneering research environment dedicated to the invention and exploration of new forms of digital and experimental art.

The position is a full-time, tenure-track position to begin in September 2007, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must be practicing artists with an Minimum of a Masters Degree in one or more allied arts and sciences fields, should demonstrate the ability to teach at the university level, and must have the potential to supervise doctoral students.

We seek an individual who is an accomplished artist who makes innovative cross-disciplinary use of digital technologies in their works, as well as someone with a strong background in advanced computing based research areas such as mechatronics, robotics, sensing and control systems, systems based art forms, AI, programming for interactive and distributed environments, physical computing, rapid prototyping, and CNC machining, etc. Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to assimilate art history, theory and practice through their research and teaching. Previous experience in teaching and resourcing such research areas is highly desirable. The position includes responsibilities for research and teaching undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary arts courses in one or more of these areas.

Application must include: CV, artist statement, statement on pedagogy, and a cohesive portfolio of professional creative work. Support materials must include three references with phone numbers, mail and e-mail address, samples of previous course design and recent student work. Portfolio work may be formatted for viewing on any platform and may include video. Please include a SASE for return of materials.

Application materials should be addressed to: Professor Shawn Brixey, Director DXARTS, Chair, Digital Arts Search Committee, DXARTS, Box 353680, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-3680. Priority will be given to applications received before January 19, 2007. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

The University of Washington is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

A competitive recruitment and selection process is being conducted and if a U.S. worker or permanent resident is not selected pursuant to this process, an application for Alien Employment Certification may be filed on behalf of an alien to fill the job opportunity.