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TT Assistant Professor of New Media – Interactive Art and Design at UNC Asheville

The Department of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville, the UNC system’s designated public liberal arts institution, seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of Interactive Art and Design that will begin in the fall semester of 2016. The person selected for this position must have earned a MFA or Ph.D. in Interactive Media or a related equivalent prior to August 8, 2016 and be able to demonstrate the ability to specialize in one or more of the following areas: interactive installation art, mobile computing, wearable computing, game design/development, internet art, web design/development, and user experience design. Once hired, the faculty member will be expected to teach 12 contact hours per semester; develop an active program of scholarship and/or creative activity; and engage in service to the institution, the community and the profession. The faculty member hired for this position must also be versed in standard graphic software packages at a level sufficient enough to teach undergraduate students from introductory to advanced levels, and be able to demonstrate an ability to expand their practice, challenge students intellectually and conceptually; and inspire students to embrace the experimental aspects of the medium. Applicants with experience at an institution focused on the liberal arts and with prior professional and/or teaching experience, as well as those with knowledge of augmented reality and virtual reality, human computer interaction, 3D printing, and/or other relevant interactive design fields are encouraged to apply.

In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, research and mentorship, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premiere liberal arts education. Faculty members teach across the University’s Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum in courses that include, but are not limited to: introductory (freshman) colloquia; diversity intensives; courses that satisfy the Scientific Perspectives, Social Science courses and Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses.

UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for over 30 years, and over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience. The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research being one of the highest forms of teaching, and the institution values success in this facet of a faculty member’s work. Therefore, the successful candidate for this position must be able to articulate a clear vision for a sustainable, highly productive scholarly career that preferably involves undergraduate students. In addition, candidates interested in collaborating with other programs at UNC Asheville and with professionals in the UNC system and the Asheville area that benefit UNC Asheville, its faculty and its students are encouraged to apply.

UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Faculty members across campus are encouraged to participate in leading the institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity. Therefore, candidates interested in teaching to and developing outreach activity for diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. Complete applications will include a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy that includes interests in or potential for interdisciplinary teaching outside of the department; an artist statement/research interests that includes a description of future plans; a portfolio; examples of student work if applicable; unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. The applicant’s letters of reference should address the candidate’s written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop a successful scholarly/artistic program. Review of applications will begin November 16, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Inquires only (no materials, please!) may be directed to Professor Lei Han (lhan@unca.edu), Chair, Department of New Media.

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, or ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against students, applicants, or employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

A MFA or Ph.D. earned prior to August 8, 2016 in Interactive Media or related equivalent prior is required for this position. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate through application materials and in the interview that they have the ability to specialize in one or more of the following areas: interactive installation art, mobile computing, wearable computing, game design/development, internet art, web design/development, and user experience design. Also expected in the application materials or in the interview are the ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom; guide/mentor students in their independent scholarly endeavors; and function professionally in a highly collaborative and increasingly diverse organization.
Special Instructions:
Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. The applicant will enter information into the application system which will automatically request three letters of reference to be sent separately and confidentially that speaks to the candidate’s writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Please, do not submit reference letters directly to the search chair.

Review of applications begins November 16th, 2015.

Inquiries only may be directed to Professor Lei Han (lhan@unca.edu), Search Committee Chair. Please do not submit any materials to this email address. All application materials, including letters submitted separately by references or portfolio services, must be uploaded via the application portal.


UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

Assistant Professor of Music Composition (Digital Media & Music Technology) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Recognized internationally for its innovations in contemporary music, the School of Music at the University of Illinois includes the Experimental Music Studios (EMS)—the first of its kind in the western hemisphere when it was founded in 1958. We seek a dynamic composer with a wide range of musical and technical skills to direct and shape the future of EMS, and contribute to the School’s rapidly growing Bachelor’s degree in music technology.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an active and recognized career as a composer. Expertise in digital technology, including sound recording and production, is required. The successful candidate should also demonstrate skills in one or more related areas such as emerging media; gaming; video and film; interactive performance; programming; and interdisciplinary work.

Duties and responsibilities: The candidate will maintain a distinguished record of national and/or international distinction in the relevant fields. The new director of EMS will teach courses in electro-acoustic music composition, sound recording, and music production, as well as composition lessons for undergraduate and graduate students. Other course topics may include multimedia, theory/analysis of electro-acoustic music, computer programming for music and sound, interactive electro-acoustic music performance, etc., following the successful candidate’s strengths and interests. The new director may also play an important role in the new interdisciplinary design center at the University of Illinois, projected to open in the near future. Additional duties include maintaining the EMS studios, recruiting students, participating in curriculum design for the music technology program, advising, and service to the University and to the field.

Requirements: Doctorate or terminal degree in music composition or relevant related field (earned by 15 August 2016) required, or equivalent professional experience.

Rank and Salary: This is a full-time tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2016. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Application Materials: To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 23, 2015. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following:
Letter of Interest;
Curriculum Vitae;
Vision Statement for the future of digital composition in EMS and the Bachelor’s degree in music technology at the University of Illinois (maximum one page);
Names and contact information of three references.

Please submit only the itemized materials at this time; requests for additional materials may come at a later date. Please direct any inquiries to Heinrich Taube, Chair, Music Composition Search Committee, office phone 1-217-244-2684 or taube@illinois.edu.

The position is also listed

Part Time Faculty in Visual Communication at University of San Francisco

The Design Program at University of San Francisco (USF) is hiring part-time faculty members to teach Visual Communication II in the Spring 2016 semester.

About the Course

In Visual Communication II, students develop fluency in creating images, animations and sounds for the web, understanding web-based languages and code, creating animations, games and/or interactive works. To successfully complete this course, students are expected to demonstrate fluency with the formal (skill-based) and semantic (knowledge-based) strategies that have shaped graphic design practice throughout its Modern and contemporary histories.

On the technical side, this course primarily introduces HTML and CSS, plus image production for the web. The course, however, also addresses design history, theory, and practice, in addition to the technical skills covered.

The course is taught in one of three hybrid classroom/computer labs equipped with current iMacs and industry-standard software, including Adobe Creative Cloud applications and thousands of licensed typefaces, as well as several standard and large-format printers and scanners.


Classes in USF’s Spring 2016 semester run from January 25 through May 12, with time off for Presidents’ Day and Spring Break. Visual Communication II meets twice per week (either Monday/Wednesdays or Tuesday/Thursdays) for 2.75 hours each session.

A detailed academic calendar for the Spring 2016 semester is available here:



Applicants should hold an MFA degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience. Applicants should be able to articulate both technical and conceptual ideas in design production. Prior teaching experience at the college level is preferred. USF offers a highly competitive salary and many incentives for part-time faculty.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest that describes their teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and personal creative works, along with a current CV and web portfolio link to:

Scott Murray
Director, Design Program
Department of Art + Architecture
University of San Francisco

Please include “Part Time Design Position” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to those received before November 15.


With accomplished faculty, small studio classes, and an innovative focus on social justice and community engagement, the Department of Art + Architecture holds unique appeal among educational institutions in the Bay Area. Committed to the education of students as whole people, the faculty aims to prepare them for a complex world in which their artistic gifts are needed more than ever. Growing since its inception in 2003 to 300 student majors, the department offers Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Architecture and Community Design, Art History/Arts Management, Design, and Fine Arts. The curriculum is composed of 48 units of broad grounding in the fundamentals of visual art and design, together with upper-division courses in the chosen major. https://www.usfca.edu/arts-sciences/undergraduate-programs/art-architecture/design


Call For Open Board of Directors and Officer Positions

The New Media Caucus is accepting Nominations for election to the Board of Directors and for two officer positions.

Deadline: midnight EST Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

BOARD MEMBERS (3 positions)

The new Board Members will be joining an international team of dynamic practitioners and scholars who make up the twenty one person board. The Board is engaged with the daily operation of the organization as well as collaborative committee initiatives for Communications, the Media-N journal, and Exhibitions and Events. Board Members duties include attending Board Meetings, participating on committees, and offering their expertise and assistance in the operation and development of the New Media Caucus. Board Members actively participate in attracting new Members and organizational sponsors and positively represent and promote the New Media Caucus. Board members are required to pay a $75.00 per year membership fee.

Board Members serve a three-year term beginning at the close of the Annual Regular Meeting of the Organization. The next meeting will take place in Washington D.C. during the College Art Association Conference in February of 2017.

Any member of the New Media Caucus is eligible to make nominations and be nominated to the Board. Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.

Nominations are submitted via an online form



The New Media Caucus is accepting nominations for three Officer Positions, the President-Elect and The Chair of Media-N. Per the NMC Bylaws, only current Board Members may be nominated for officer positions, however any member of the NMC may submit a nomination.

The President-Elect is a five year commitment. The term begins with a one (1) year term, to serve as President-Elect and then will immediately move to the office of President for a full three (3) year term. Finally the President serves one additional year as Immediate Past President to provide continuity and mentorship for the new President. If the current President runs for a second term, the President-elect year is removed from the term and the President will serve for an additional three year term. The role of Immediate Past President is transferred to the of the President’s term (eight years total).

The Chair of Media-N serves as the The Editor-in-Chief of Media-N and is elected to a three (3) year term. Individuals may serve in this position for multiple terms.

The following people are eligible for Officer positions.

Vagner Whitehead, President Associate Professor, Oakland University

Mat Rappaport, Secretary Associate Professor, Columbia College Chicago

Jim Jeffers, Treasurer Assistant Professor, Indian River State College

Pat Badani, Editor-in-Chief of Media-N Journal Independent Artist/Scholar

A. Bill Miller, Chair of Communications Committee Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Joyce Rudinsky, Chair of Exhibitions & Events Committee Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Nadav Assor Assistant Professor, Connecticut College

Victoria Bradbury Researcher @ CRUMB, Sunderland, UK

Mina Cheon Interdisciplinary Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art

Rachel Clarke Professor, California State University, Sacramento

Renate Ferro Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Cornell University

Kevin Hamilton Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Meredith Hoy Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Patrick Lichty Assistant Professor, Columbia College Chicago

Jessye McDowell Assistant Professor of Art and Exhibitions and Lectures Coordinator, Auburn University

Barbara Rauch Associate Professor, Ontario College of Art & Design University, Toronto

Carlos Rosas Associate Professor, Penn State University

Joshua Selman President, Artist Organized Art

Daniel Temkin Independent Artist

Stephanie Tripp Associate Professor of Communications, The University of Tampa

Jessica Westbrook Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Nominations are submitted via an online form


The form includes a 250 word biography and 250 word position statement addressing the following questions.

  • Why do you want to serve on the New Media Caucus Board?
  • What interests, skills or experience can you bring?
  • What NMC initiatives are you interested in working on?

Deadline: midnight EST Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Assistant Professor of Performance & Technology at Texas A&M University

The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University, College Station invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Performance Studies. Candidates will have a research and/or creative program in performance studies with an emphasis in music, sound, media, and/or theatre technology.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses on the techniques, aesthetics, and literature of technology-based performance, supervise B.A. and M.A. research projects, maintain a nationally recognized profile in research/creative activity, participate in faculty governance, and contribute to the intellectual life of the Department. Standard teaching load is 2/2 with high expectations for research/creative activity.

Applicants will have completed a Ph.D. or doctoral-level terminal degree in Performance
Studies or an allied field such as Media Arts, Music, Sound Studies, or Theatre. A program of research/creative activity that demonstrates potential for continued impact and is consistent with expectations of a research intensive university is essential. Proficiency with hardware, software, and programming languages in areas of expertise is desirable.To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching success, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Donnalee Dox, Performance and Technology Search (dox@tamu.edu). Additional materials may be requested. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2015. The position is open until filled.

The Department of Performance Studies is one of twelve academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts. The Department houses a B.A. and an M.A. in Performance Studies. Texas A&M University—College Station is an AAU member (Association of American Universities), with a Carnegie classification of RU/VH (Research Universities, Very High research activity). We are committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Texas is a Public Records state.

For more information, contact Dr. Donnalee Dox, dox@tamu.edu

The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M invites students to explore performance in all aspects of social life, and ask questions about the world through performance.

Assistant Professor in Animation and Film, School of Communications at Webster University

The School of Communications at Webster University, Saint Louis, invites applications for a tenure/status track Assistant Professor position in Animation and Film, to begin August 2016. Duties include teaching courses in 3D, photorealistic animation, and the integration of CGI to film, video, and other areas of production, advising students, engaging in faculty service, and developing a track record of successful creative activity or scholarship.

Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as are candidates with international and interdisciplinary experience. The position requires teaching experience, professional/industry experience, and creative or professional accomplishment, as well as a master’s or higher degree in animation, film, video, visual effects, technical direction, or related areas; an MFA or Ph.D. in the relevant fields is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have solid animation principles, be visionary, current with industry trends, versed in historical currents, and have expertise in a variety of industry standard 3D animation programs. In addition, experience in one or more areas including motion capture, keying, and compositing will be beneficial.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; for priority consideration, applications should be received by November 23, 2015. Applicants should send:

(1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the position and School,

(2) a curriculum vitae

(3) contact information for three references; additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Interested candidates should submit electronic applications to socfacsearch@webster.edu using the subject line “Animation and Film.”

The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-­‐based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Fifteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master’s degrees in five diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, London, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-­‐style traditional campuses in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Webster University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity and/or sexual orientation.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with almost 20,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.


Signal Culture Artist, Researcher and Toolmaker in Residence Applications Now Available

Signal Culture is an experimental media art residency located in Owego, New York. We are now accepting applications for our Artist, Researcher and Toolmaker in Residence programs for the Spring/Summer 2016 season.

Artist In Residence Program

The Artist Studio features a wide range of media tools, both new and old, for use in a real time audio/video/data processing system. Our philosophy is to create a space for experimentation and for artists to develop a dialogue with the range of tools available. As such, we do not expect artists to create finished works, rather we encourage our residents to spend time exploring conceptual and material practices. We do not accept undergraduate students or Masters degree candidates.

Researcher In Residence Program

Researchers can be art historians, curators, critics, archivists, preservationists, writers who want to know more about media practices or artists who are spending time learning more about material or theoretical concerns surrounding media. This program also has access to the Toolmaker equipment, including a wide variety of electronic components, media devices, cameras and other items of interest. In addition to time and space to conduct research, Signal Culture is building both online and on-site research centers to provide our residents with a variety of digital and printed materials. We provide free WiFi. We do not accept undergraduate students or Masters degree candidates.

Toolmaker In Residence Program

The toolmaker studio offers access to a variety of spare parts, electronic components, IC’s, soldering equipment, Raspberry Pi computers, Arduino and Making Things boards, sensors, etc. There can be access to both Mac & PC computers available, but it is suggested that you contact us with specific questions if you require specialized equipment. Eligible toolmaker applicants can include, but are not limited to hackers, circuit benders, software developers, engineers, and audio or visual instrument builders. We do not accept undergraduate students or Masters degree candidates. In addition, if you are an artist who is looking to figure out an interactive interface, design an installation environment, build a system of sensors or learn to program a specific piece of software for use in your art and you do not have a reason to use the artist in residence studio system, this is a good program for you.

Resident spaces feature:

  • Shared kitchen, common area, dining room and deck
  • Private bedrooms and work spaces
  • Private bathroom for researcher/toolmaker residents, shared bathroom for artist residencies
  • Shared fridge, pantry, kitchen appliances & dishes
  • Shared library of printed, digital and time based media
  • Easy access to shopping and events in Owego
  • For more information about the facilities, go to http://signalculture.org/facilities.html

Signal Culture is located 3.5 hours northwest of New York City. There is no fee for the residency, but you are responsible for your own transportation and for all your expenses.

Learn about our past residents: http://signalculture.org/residency.html

Deadline for applications is November 1st, 2015 @ 11:59pm EST.

Download our applications here: http://signalculture.org/apply.html

Signal Culture is a non profit organization that encourages the creation of new work, building of community, and connection to history in the field of experimental media art by providing artists, researchers, and innovators with residencies, resources, and exhibition opportunities.



November 15, 2015: Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals.
Mestizo Technology: Art, Design and Technoscience in Latin America

Paula Gaetano Adi, Rhode Island School of Design
Gustavo Crembil, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 


Pat Badani


Using the term “Mestizaje” as a lens to understanding Latin American culture, this thematic Spring 2016 issue of Media-N seeks to explore how electronic technologies are used in art and design practices within the context of Latin America – a diverse cultural and geopolitical region that embraces countries that stretch from the southern border of the United States of America to the southernmost tip of South America, including the Caribbean.

“Mestizaje” is a Spanish term broadly used to denote the hybridization of identities in Latin America. As a theme, numerous cultural producers have addressed it in one form or another, due to the nature of colonization in Latin America and the extensive and sometimes forceful cultural mixing that ensued. Today, the term “Mestizaje” not only refers to a process manifested in the blending of multiple subjectivities that involve ancestry, race, and language, but also the recognition of the plurality of intercultural mixtures and modern forms of hybridization beyond identity politics to cultural forms of technological art and design.

With the above in mind, Mestizo Technology: Art, Design and Tecnoscience in Latin America seeks submissions that consider the dynamics of “Mestizaje” in art and design; essays and artworks that conceptualize the development of unique technological practices in Latin America.  Some of our questions are: How is technology embodied, transformed, assimilated and appropriated in Latin American art and design?  What are the characters that mark technoscience in Latin American art and design practices? What are the roles of Latin American traditions and scientific knowledge in the production of digital media art, and what are the influences of Western scientific rationale and technical expertise?  And, how is Latin American technology-based art influencing artistic production in the West?

Mestizo Technology: Art, Design, and Technoscience in Latin America will investigate how technology functions within the everyday contradictions of local and global political, economical, social, and cultural relations in Latin America. Moreover, we are interested in submissions that survey how influences have been appropriated and adapted to the particular needs, resources and interests of Latin American thinkers and makers who question hegemonic histories of power.

Hence, the call for submission addresses how Latin American artists, designers, architects, educators, museums, and other organizations are delineating an aesthetic that acknowledges Latin America's place within a global modernity full of unexpected and involuntary encounters, dialogues, and confrontations. We seek contributions that examine the methodologies, theories, histories, and pedagogies that arise when producing, teaching and making technology-based art in the context of Latin America.  And, we welcome proposals that discuss original research and artworks from a broad range of technology-based areas that explore how these productions challenge the traditional dichotomies of craft/technology, western/indigenous, modern/traditional, global/local, developed/developing, big-science/small-science, high/low, and theory/practice.

Media-N is an English language journal, and all submissions must be received in English adhering to the standards set by the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.


Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus (ISSN: 1942-017X) is a scholarly, invitational, and double blind peer-reviewed journal. It is open to submissions in the form of theoretical papers, reports, and reviews on new media artworks. The journal provides a forum for national and international New Media Caucus members and non-members featuring their scholarly research, artworks and projects.


November 15, 2015: Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals.

December 15, 2015: Notification of acceptance.

February 1, 2016: Deadline for submission of final papers.

Please send your submission proposal by email adhering to the following:

  • Proposal Title, and a 300-500 word Proposal Description. Include your Email(s), your Title(s)/Affiliation(s) (the institution/organization you work with ­ if applicable, or independent scholar/practitioner).
  • On a separate document, send a Resume (no longer than 3 pages).
  • NOTE: Materials should be submitted in English, as Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx).

Email to: pgaetano@risd.edu - AND - crembg@rpi.edu

Subject line: Media-N Submission and you name(s)