Assistant Professor Digital Media, Contract Faculty at Ball State University

Assistant Professor, Digital Media

Contract faculty position available August 19, 2016 with possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities: teach from a menu of courses in the School of Art’s Digital and Time Based Art curriculum at basic through advanced levels with the possibility of teaching foundations or specialty courses that expand curriculum with an emphasis on interactivity across intermedia, sculpture, visual communications & animation, as needed.

Minimum qualifications: MFA in Intermedia Arts, Time Based Media, Media Art, or similar appropriate concentration; record of successful undergraduate and/or graduate level teaching experience at a college level; studio practice and teaching that demonstrate skill in any combination of the following: experimental and hybrid applications of digital and electronic time based media art, interactive media, creative coding, physical computing, web based art, sound art, video installation, experimental animation, augmented/virtual reality, 3-D modeling or digital fabrication; a strong and active record of exhibitions or artistic accomplishments; Apple platform expertise, and experience with the Adobe Creative Suite.

Preferred qualifications: two years of teaching experience at the college level; a broad knowledge of the history and theory of Media Art.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Send letter of application, current curriculum vitae, three references with contact information, MFA transcript, teaching philosophy, artist statement, a link to artist website (if available), and samples of your current work and student work: 20 images, and up to 15 minutes (total) of various time based documentation (your work), 10 images and up to 10 minutes (total) of recent student work. Work samples can be sent as CV, DVD, USB/flash drive, or indicate a URL. Send to:
Maura Jasper
Digital Media Position Search
School of Art
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Located 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis in Muncie, IN, Ball State University is a major research intensive university of 21,000 students offering about 180 majors and over 100 master’s and doctoral degrees.

The School of Art at Ball State has thirty-six full time faculty and offers state-of-the-art facilities serving almost 500 majors. Programs at the BA, BS, BFA, MA, and MFA levels include animation, art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, glass, metals, painting, photography and intermedia arts, printmaking, sculpture, and visual communication (graphic design). Housed in the Art and Journalism building, School of Art students enjoy over 57,000 square feet of world class facilities, the Glick Center for Glass, a nationally ranked animation program, and the Atrium Gallery. The School of Art is accredited by the National Association for Schools of Art and Design, and works closely with David Owsley Museum of Art on campus, among the finest university art collections in the nation.