Assistant Professor of Art—Art and Technology at Northeastern Illinois University

The Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Art and Technology to begin August 2016.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MFA in Art and Technology with expertise in the following areas: digital imaging, expanded media, installation/projection design, 3D modeling, 3D printing, laser cutting, new media and creative coding.

The successful candidate will have a strong exhibition record, which reflects a creative practice that utilizes digital tools, and a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary digital technologies as they relate to a fine art practice and who is creatively and critically engaged in the practices and discourses of Digital/ New Media art. The candidate will have an interdisciplinary approach to teaching that engages in emerging technologies as well as relationships across multiple disciplines such as traditional art practices, the humanities and the sciences.

Teaching duties include teaching foundation, introductory and advanced digital art courses. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and implement curriculum related to a program that serves a diverse population of undergraduate majors and will be able to teach a variety of digital art studio courses at multiple levels in an art curriculum. Additional responsibilities involve curriculum development, mentoring of students and overseeing labs/equipment associated with the courses taught.

Previous university teaching experience is highly desirable or demonstration of potential for excellence in teaching. Service to the department, university, community, and profession is expected. Individuals with interest in this position should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation specific to the position, graduate transcripts and a portfolio of 15-20 artistic works and 15-20 examples student work.

Application materials should be emailed to neiuart@neiu.edu. Portfolios of work may be shared via email, a web link, or via Dropbox.com. Submit required portfolio application materials only.

Deadline for applications is January 15, 2016.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.


 

Founded in 1867, Northeastern has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of Northeastern and in the social fabric of its student body. The University has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students; African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students represent nearly 60 percent of the student body. Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business.