Academic Position

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) – Coding/Web-Based Media (Art) at the City College of New York

The City College of New York Department of Art invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Coding/Web-based media. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses in web design, web development, interaction design and programming to BA and BFA students in the Electronic Design & Multimedia Program of the Art Department as well as teach one course in the Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice Program (DIAP) MFA. The candidate for this position will participate in multidisciplinary initiatives in the department, division and across the college and will be expected to address the needs of a diverse student population. This position also requires sharing management of the Electronic Design & Multimedia area, student advising and service on department, college, and university committees as well as a record of continued creative and professional activity, which is required for tenure and promotion.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A. or other terminal degree in digital media art, web development, interaction design, or other closely related area of digital media, two years of professional working experience in the field and a minimum of one year of full-time teaching at the university level, or equivalent. Candidate will possess experience in front and back-end web development, and will be tasked with teaching HTML 5, CSS and Javascript as well as Python, PHP and/or Processing. A strong visual aesthetic and excellent graphic design skills are essential. Knowledge of C# is desirable as is secondary expertise in 3D modeling/animation or game design.

The ideal candidate will have a vibrant creative/research practice with a strong exhibition record, be conversant with contemporary practice, criticism, and media theory and have the ability to bring these concerns into the classroom so that students are exposed to an approach to design/artmaking that balances ideation, tools and theory. A track record obtaining funding through grant applications or industry partnerships is very desirable as is evidence of excellent administrative and communication skills.

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Go to www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment"
  • Click "Search job listings"
  • Click on "More options to search for CUNY jobs"
  • Search by Job Opening ID number 21264
  • Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.

Applications, including the following must be uploaded to the CUNYfirst job application website:

(1) Cover Letter

(2) Curriculum Vitae

(3) Artist Statement

(4) Diversity Statement

(5) Description of Teaching Philosophy (samples of other expository writing encouraged)

(6) Link to 10-15 Images of professional work

(7) An image list crediting any collaborators contributing to the work or stating if the work samples were entirely created by the applicant

(8) No more than 15 Samples of Student Work

(9) The names and Contact Information for three referees

Visual samples must be PDF format or JPEG at 72 dpi with maximum dimensions of 1024 on largest side, or in the case of time based works, video with a combined length of no more than 15 minutes (provide URL and make video downloadable). Please provide evidence of excellent administrative and communication skills. Application submissions are made online through CUNYfirst.

Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of applications to begin on 12/9/19.

 

About:

Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its role at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by The Chronicle of Higher Education out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index.  More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship.

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