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,
    nathaniel
    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