Assistant Professor Tenure Track in New Media at California State University Sacramento

Announcement of Vacancy

Tenure Track Position in New Media Art (Assistant Professor level)

Beginning Fall 2015 Semester

Special Knowledge and Abilities: Candidates must have a strong conceptual grasp of contemporary practice, theory and the history of New Media Art. Active studio practice and teaching should include a combination of the following: video installation; experimental forms of 2D or 3D animation; interactive media; generative art; creative coding; physical computing; 3D modeling and digital fabrication; augmented reality/virtual reality platforms; sound art; experimental games; and web-based art.

Assignment: Teach courses in New Media Art at all levels from introductory to advanced (freshman to graduate students). Teach additional courses in Studio Art, such as Senior Seminar and Graduate Seminar. Other duties include academic advising, mentoring, and curriculum development. The new hire will also assist with the review and redesign of an introductory studio survey course possibly in a hybrid or online setting. All Studio Art faculty are expected to maintain an active exhibition record; participate fully in administrative responsibilities for the department including serving on departmental, college, and university committees, outreach, development, and program building; facilitate the integration of the University into the cultural life of the community; and be committed to the cultural enrichment of the Sacramento region. For information about the Art Department and its programs, go to:

Education: An MFA in New Media Art / MFA in Studio Art, earned by August 1, 2014.

Experience and Qualifications: A minimum of three years teaching experience in New Media Art at the college level (beyond the TA level); the ability to build critical dialog and promote inventiveness in the studio classroom; experience in teaching diverse populations; an active and strong exhibition record.

Application Procedure: Internal applicants can apply by logging on MySacState and selecting “Employee Center.” External applicants must apply through the Sacramento State jobs website located at On this site, select “Faculty, Staff and Management,” then “External Applicants,” then “Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State.” Selecting “Instructions” will access the “External Applicant User Guide.” For a list of Tenure Track Faculty positions only, select “Faculty” at the top of the page listing “Employment Opportunities.” The review of applications will begin on December 8, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

Application materials posted on the Sacramento State jobs website must include:

A cover letter with a statement about the applicant’s teaching philosophy and creative practice; a current curriculum vitae; list of college courses taught; unofficial copies of academic transcripts (an official transcript of the highest degree earned will be required if the applicant is invited for a campus interview); and the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of four professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching ability and artistic practice. 

The cover letter must include a URL containing:

  1. Link to 20 sample artist works (image and video documentation as applicable) with captions beneath each work for year, size, media, and a short description for each work presented. Video documentation of artist’s work should not exceed 10 minutes total.
  2. Link to 20 sample student works (image and video documentation as applicable) with captions beneath each work for year, size, media, course, and a short description for each work presented. Video documentation of student’s work should not exceed 10 minutes total
  3. Link to three sample syllabi

Work that is not formatted or organized correctly will not be reviewed.

For further information, contact the Art Department or Professor Rachel Clarke (