Academic Position

Assistant Professor, New Media and Design – UNC Greensboro

Tenure-track, 9-month appointment • Fall 2020

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Art seeks to fill two tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions in New Media and Design.

The School of Art seeks applications from candidates who are experienced and actively engaged in advancing equity and inclusivity in their research and/or pedagogy. UNC Greensboro is a minority serving institution with an undergraduate population of 49% ethnic minority students and 67% female students. The College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNC Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of more than 20,000 students, including 3,500 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the UNC system. UNC Greensboro is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains.

The School of Art’s New Media and Design program introduces students to the variety of conceptual and technological approaches employed by contemporary artists and designers. Successful candidates will contribute significantly to undergraduate and graduate education, art and design creativity, and service to academic and professional institutions. All faculty contribute to curricular development and program evaluation and revision. Candidates will be expected to articulate their understandings of how systems of inequality shape disciplinary knowledge, typical practices in their field, and university environments in general, and how those understandings inform their work. Ideal candidates will have strengths in at least several of the following areas: media and transmedia arts, interactive media, generative and programmatic art, data visualization, digital photography, video art, digital art, physical computing, interactive installation/performance, or other closely related contemporary practices.

AA/EOE: UNCG is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please email us at askeeo@uncg.edu. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified prior to start date.

UNCG participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Responsibilities:

  • teach 3 courses each semester
  • develop curriculum in the area of new media and design
  • pursue an active and rigorous program of creative research
  • engage in an ongoing dialogue about the program and art and design disciplines
  • continue developing diversity competencies such as racial literacy and culturally responsive pedagogy
  • advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • supervise student research projects and theses
  • provide service to the department, college, university and community

Qualifications:

  • MFA in Visual Art, or terminal degree in a related discipline
  • strong record of creative activity
  • fluent knowledge of contemporary art and design
  • ability to situate your field in a social (cultural, historical) context
  • 3 years of teaching experience preferred

Appointment:

  • salary commensurate with experience annually
  • appointment begins August 1, 2020
  • review of applications begins January 14, 2020

Application:

  • To apply for the position, electronically submit the following as Word or PDF
  • statement of interest articulating qualifications, particularly in areas of inclusivity and equity
  • curriculum vita
  • creative research statement
  • professional portfolio (20 works with image list or captions)
  • teaching philosophy
  • portfolio of student work (20 works with image list or captions)
  • list of 3 references with names, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers*

 

Go to the UNCG SpartanTalent website: https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/ and click on Faculty Tenure Stream to apply for the position.

* The three references for whom applicants are asked to supply contact information will be solicited by the UNCGspartantalent system via email and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGspartantalent system.

 

About:

The School of Art is part of the College of Visual & Performing Arts, a community of artists with almost 1500 undergraduate and graduate students. It is the largest visual and performing arts unit in the University of North Carolina system and is recognized for its comprehensive array of graduate programs and the success of its graduates. The School of Art enrolls over 400 undergraduate majors and offers degrees in Art Education, Art History, New Media and Design, Painting, Printmaking and Drawing, Photography, and Sculpture and Ceramics.

Housed in a first-rate facility and located next door to the acclaimed Weatherspoon Art Museum, the School of Art features the Greensboro Project Space gallery—an experimental site in a vibrant downtown that is also home to the Elsewhere Museum, the International Civil Rights Museum and numerous other cultural institutions.

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