Assistant Professor of Art and AI – Vanderbilt University

Job Opening –
Assistant Professor of Art and AI – position description

The Department of Art at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Art and AI beginning August 16, 2023. The ideal candidate should have expertise in the developing field of Artificial Intelligence, as well as a background in other digital arts disciplines, such as digital art, digital design, video, or new media. The applicant will be responsible for envisioning how AI, generative and data-driven art, and new and emerging media, could best be integrated into a contemporary art program to chart new territories, foster experimentation, collaboration, and innovation across fields and disciplines. The applicant should be engaged in the conceptual, ethical, philosophical, and representational questions that AI probes. Familiarity with contemporary art discourse, along with the potential for exceptional
research, excellence in teaching, and active creative practice are necessary.

Candidates will teach both beginning and advanced undergraduate courses. Artificial intelligence is part of the College of Arts and Science’s Grand Challenge Initiative, which seeks to address, engage, and intervene in especially pressing social, cultural, and political issues. The Department of Art is committed to building an intellectually vibrant, culturally inclusive, and academically diverse community of exceptional faculty. The teaching load is two courses each semester and salary and benefits are highly competitive.

Applicants must have received their MFA or Ph.D. (earned by August 1, 2023.)

To apply, please submit the following documents via this link: (

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications for this position
  • Portfolio of creative work (20 images pdf or link in pdf)
  • Portfolio of student work (10 images pdf or link in pdf)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Artist statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Diversity statement
  • Names, addresses, and contact information of at least three references who can address your history of and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service (letters will be requested at a later time)
  • Teaching evaluations (if applicable) Applications are due December 31, 2022.


(PDF – max. size 20MB each). Portfolios for creative and student work should be uploaded either
entirely in PDF form, or via embedded URLs in a PDF. This may include video links and sound files
with clearly marked viewing times and conditions if applicable. For each work/page, please include
description, name, title, media, date, duration, size, and links (when applicable).
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people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.