Assistant Professor Tenure Track in Digital New Media at The Ohio State University Department of Art & Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design

We seek an artist who is creatively and critically engaged in the practices and discourses of New Media art. We are especially interested in a candidate whose practice engages emerging technologies and finds relationships and expressive modes of production across multiple disciplines, such as traditional and non traditional art practices, the humanities, the sciences and engineering.

As part of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Art at The Ohio State University is broad-based, both discipline intensive and boundary pushing, a modern laboratory in which to create and explore art and ideas. Through the production, examination, and evaluation of the arts, the Department of Art serves as a place where students and faculty can experiment with material and content, and where a diverse audience can take part in our exhibitions, public lectures, and educational programming.

Qualifications:

Significant art and technology-based background with commitment to conceptual inquiry. An active professional creative practice, including a record of exhibitions / presentations / projects beyond the local, regional level. Successful candidates will have a M.F.A. degree prior to August 2016.

Accomplishments in one or more of the following art practices: 3D animation, computational/interactive media, games art, new media/performance installation, tactical media, emerging and/or hybrid forms. Fluency in the conceptual and historical frameworks of contemporary new media art is important. Successful candidates will be able to integrate their digital art practice with other fine art and/or academic disciplines in a manner relevant to broader culture. University-level teaching experience beyond the terminal degree preferred.

Special consideration may be given to applicants who are open to collaborative or interdisciplinary projects. This position will require a commitment to teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and creating a critical and experimental teaching environment. Previous experience in curricular development, mentoring students, and service on graduate committees is a plus.

As part of this joint position, this faculty member will contribute to the community of faculty and students pursuing creative research at the world-renown Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design. This collaborative space hosts experimental and collaborative projects as well as technology-related courses, both of which will be a part of this position. To meet this expectation, the successful applicant should excel at participating as a productive member of collaborative cross-disciplinary teams.

Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.

Application Instructions:

Apply to: https://osuart.slideroom.com/ A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a digital portfolio of creative works, research projects, student learning outcomes and examples of course syllabi. Please also submit the names and complete contact information for three referees. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, those received by November 30, 2015, will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Kara Campbell (campbell.1644@osu.edu).

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

The Ohio State University, one of the nation’s leading public research universities, provides a distinctive educational experience for students and a research program of significant strength. Ohio State serves 63,964 students and is ranked 18th among national public research universities in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Located in Ohio’s capital city, Columbus, The Ohio State University is a major educational and economic force through its mission of teaching, research, and service.