Academic Position

Academic Professional Faculty Position in Art and Interior Architecture: Digital Director – UNC Greensboro

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 School of Art and the Department of Interior Architecture (IARc). As a 12-month faculty appointment, the Digital Director is expected to work with faculty and the heads of Art and IARc to provide support for educational programs which includes management, coordination, and upkeep of the digital facilities as well as advice and guidance regarding technological changes and advances. Candidates will be expected to articulate their understandings of how systems of inequality shape typical practices in their field and university environments in general, and how those understandings inform their work. Digital facilities include New Media and Design studios and classrooms, the digital photography lab, the art education classroom, IARc Library, conference rooms, IARc computer lab, and computer-aided making machines. This is a three-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
  • teach one course per semester in either Art or IARc. Specific course assignments are determined in consultation with the heads of Art and IARc.
  • continue to build on current skills in racial literacy, intercultural competency, and culturally responsive teaching
  • 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 Director of the School of Art in consultation with the Head 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • expertise with MacOS and Windows operating systems and software such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Audacity or other sound editing software, 3D imaging software such as Maya, Rhino, Revit, and AutoCAD, and a willingness to receive training in existing and new software
  • experience with basic networking and web-related software languages such as HTML, CSS, and/or JavaScript.
  • ability to install, maintain, and troubleshoot hardware and software
  • experience with educational programs or settings
  • ability to work independently without detailed supervision

AA/EOE
UNCG is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please email us at askeeo@uncg.edu. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified prior to start date. UNCG participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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

Please include when applying at https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings/17402

  • Cover Letter
  • CV or resume
  • Contact information for 3 academic or professional references

Review of Applications begins July 25. The start date is September 1, 2020.

About
UNC Greensboro is a minority serving institution with an undergraduate population of 49% ethnic minority students and 67% female students. The College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNC Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of more than 20,000 students, including 3,500 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the UNC system. UNC Greensboro is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains.

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