Technology, Arts, and Media Instructor at The ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder

Full-time Instructor (non-tenure-track) beginning Fall 2016. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of Colorado pay scale.

The growing Technology, Arts, and Media Program (TAM: http://tam.colorado.edu) situated within the ATLAS Institute (http://atlas.colorado.edu) in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder seeks an instructor whose teaching, creative work and research demonstrates an in-depth understanding of design and creative technology. We seek candidates who have a broad understanding of technology, arts and media in addition to a specific area of expertise. Areas of interest include—but are not limited to—web technologies, information visualization, wearable technologies, 3D design and animation, or game design and development. Successful candidates will engage students and faculty from diverse disciplines and actively participate in curriculum development and other programmatic initiatives that encourage curiosity, creativity, and community within the ATLAS Institute.

The Technology, Arts, and Media Program promotes innovative work and research in creative technology and design within an interdisciplinary environment. Our curriculum model includes small studio courses that integrate hands-on project-based learning. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate seminars, undergraduate lectures, and studios. TAM students come from a diverse set of disciplines with a wide range of skill-sets and backgrounds.

We seek candidates who: are adept at technology, but are more than technologists; who understand the industrial reality of technology, but whose practice expands beyond it; who view technology as a tool in their creative work and research, but seek out unorthodox and unique approaches. In short, candidates who think creatively, critically and conceptually about technological practices are encouraged to apply.

A PhD in a relevant field and significant teaching experience is preferred. Administrative experience is also desired.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.


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The ATLAS Institute is a center of interdisciplinary research, learning, and collaboration in engineering, creative technologies and design. Attracting researchers and students whose interests bridge the artistic and technical, the building houses the Interactive Robotics and Novel Technologies Lab, the BTU Lab hackerspace, the Laboratory for Playful Computation, the Black Box Experimental Studio and the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

The ATLAS Institute also offers a wide range of academic programs through the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) Bachelor of Science program invites students to use and build digital technologies in unconventional and speculative ways, while the TAM minor and certificate programs coach creative technical skills to students from all majors and colleges across campus. ATLAS graduate degrees include a radically interdisciplinary PhD program and an MS with tracks in Creative Technology and Design, and Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD).