Academic Position

Non Tenure Track Academic Professional Faculty Position in Art and Interior Architecture: Digital Director

College of Arts & Sciences
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
17 September 2014

Description

We are seeking a non-tenure track Academic Professional faculty member who will serve as the Digital Director in the Gatewood Studio Arts Building and manage the digital activities in the departments of Art and Interior Architecture (IARc). As a 12-month faculty appointment, the Digital Director is expected to work with a faculty advisory group to provide support for the departments’ educational programs which includes management, coordination, and upkeep of the digital facilities as well as advice and guidance regarding technological changes and advances. Digital facilities include new media design studios and classrooms, the digital photography lab, the art education classroom, IARc Library, conference rooms, rendering farm, and computer-aided making machines. This is a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Digital Director will:

  • manage digital facilities including departmental servers, wired and wireless networking, software, hardware, and supplies
  • maintain scheduled hours in the digital studios and classrooms to assist students and faculty with application of software and digital techniques and technologies as they relate to classroom instruction
  • supervise undergraduate and graduate student assistants
  • provide curricular support to faculty and students which may include workshops or assisting faculty in their courses when a particular computing expertise is required, e.g., demonstrating website development to a class
  • maintain a working relationship with UNCG IT Services
  • continue education and remain current regarding innovations in hardware and software

Supervision

The Digital Director position will be supervised by the Chair of the Art Department in consultation with the Chair of Interior Architecture. An advisory committee consisting of faculty from the departments of Art and Interior Architecture will meet regularly with the Digital Director to address day to day management of the labs and studios and to discuss future developments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field such as design or computing
  • expertise with MacOS and Windows operating systems and software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Audacity or other sound editing software, 3D imaging software such as Rhino, Revit, and AutoCAD, and a willingness to receive training in existing and new software
  • experience with html, c++, css, php, mysql and other web-related software and tools including department servers
  • ability to install, maintain, and troubleshoot hardware and software
  • experience with educational programs or settings
  • ability to work independently without detailed supervision

Compensation

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience. 

Review of applications begins 31 October 2014. The start date is 02 January 2015. 

To apply for this position, go to the UNCG JobSearch website: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/ and click on Faculty Not on Track

EOE AA/M/F/D/V

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