interactive arts lectureship post


    Sep 07 2006 | 6:08 am
    Hey all, and sorry for cross-posting.
    I worked in this department (at the top University in Africa) as the part-time core lecturer for over 3 years, but it seems timing has worked against me - now that they have a full-time position, I'm about to pursue my own advanced degree in Ireland. I HIGHLY recommend considering this job - even if, rather than looking to settle here, it's just an adventure in Africa for a couple of years (or if you want some tenure-track, full-time experience). It's a very small department - three full-time posts - and the interactive MA degree would be yours to control, with about only 10 grad students per year (the undergrad courses are new, so I'm not sure how those would run). Christo, head of the division, is game for all types of experimentation in practice and curricula, and a master at cutting through red tape, alternative methods of presentation, and finding funding and equipment - especially considering this is third world.
    I've put a pdf of the post ad at http://atjoburg.net/wits-post.pdf - and note that if you know any 3D-ers, there is also a post for them (separate MA degree, in same department) ;)
    Contact Christo, email address below, with any q's (and unofficial ones can come to me, should you want a scoop). Best,
    PS note that application deadline is a bit tight - 29 September
    WITS UNIVERSITY, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA FACULTY OF HUMANITIES DIGITAL ARTS (FULL-TIME LECTURESHIP)
    LECTURESHIP IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA DESIGN
    The successful candidate will be a producing artist working in the area of interactive/digital arts.
    Qualifications: MA, MFA, MPS, MSc or equivalent qualification. Experienced with at least one interactive development environment and qualified to teach creative web design and at least two of the following: multimedia performance, video art, sound art or net.art.
    Duties: Teach both production and theory to postgraduate and undergraduate classes. Supervise postgraduate research projects, collaborative exhibitions and assist with course administration.
    For further information contact Professor Christo Doherty, Head of Digital Arts, christo.doherty@wits.ac.za or visit www.wits.ac.za/artworks
    Renumeration: This is a tenure track position or can be a short-term (two year) contract. A competitive package with excellent benefits will be offered, dependent on qualifications and experience. Appointment: Incumbents will be required to assume duty in January 2007, or as soon as possible.
    To apply: Submit a covering letter and detailed CV with names addresses and e-mail addresses of 3 referees, as well as certified copies of degrees and identity document to - Molly Orr, Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, WITS, 2050, South Africa. Tel: +27 11 717 1411 Email: orrmg@hse.wits.ac.za Closing Date: 29 September 2006