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Arts Position at Arizona State University

Feb 22 2008 | 4:01 pm

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Position: Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Performance
Job Title: 2D-3D Visual Arts/New Media
Academic Field(s): Visual Arts – Interdisciplinary Arts – New Media
Job Description: Tenure-Track Position in Visual Art/New Media

Deadline: 2/15/08: if not filled, then bi-weekly thereafter until search is closed
Position Start Date: August 15th, 2008

The Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance Department at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of 2D-3D Visual Art/New Media. Arizona State University is the largest public university in the United States and ranks among the top 100 universities in the world. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application, blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 64,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. The Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance (IAP) degree program is the only one of its kind in the southwest. This unique program incorporates a variety of media in the arts world. Majors take course work in Digital Media Arts, Music and Electronic Sound Art, Performance Studies, Performance Arts, Digital Graphics and Visual Arts.

Responsibilities: Incumbent will develop and teach classes in 2D/3D media and design, computer-based art and installation practices to lower and upper division students. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, installation art/performance, 3D modeling and animation (Maya, Blender, etc.), and interactive design (Flash, Max/MSP/Jitter, etc.). The incumbent will maintain a balanced schedule of teaching, service, and creative or research activity.

Required Qualifications: Terminal Degree in 2D/3D Visual Art, New Media, Emerging Technologies, Design & Media, OR international recognition as a leading visual artist.

Preferred Qualifications: Two years of full time college/university teaching. Evidence of research/creative work in collaborative/interdisciplinary arts creation that incorporates visual art with new media methods and materials. Evidence of the ability to teach a wide range of visual arts courses from fundamentals to advanced levels.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 15th 2008; if not filled, then bi-weekly thereafter until search is closed. Anticipated start date is August 15th, 2008.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and an artist statement electronically to Mail another copy of written materials as well as three (3) representative samples of current work, and contact information for three professional references to:

Visual Art Search Committee
c/o Search Committee Chair
Arizona State University West Campus
Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance Department
P.O. Box 37100, Phoenix, AZ. 85069-7100
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Arizona State University is an AA/EO employer. A background check is required prior to employment.

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