Assistant Professor of Creative Arts and Technology at Bloomfield College

Division of Creative Arts & Technology

Assistant Professor of Creative Arts and Technology

Bloomfield College invites applications for a full time, tenure track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the division of Creative Arts & Technology for the 2017-2018 academic year. We are at a very exciting time with new facilities and are seeking a skilled trans-disciplinary new media artist with expertise in interactive storytelling and a deep understanding of game creation and play. We are seeking someone who is visionary, experimental and can bridge contemporary art making practices with the current cultural effects of new media and Internet technologies. We look to influence the next generation of art-makers through the presentation and production of ideas, issues and criticism.

The ideal candidate should be socially and culturally active - globally perceptive, and be able to incorporate several new media forms. Critical to this position will be a deep commitment to understanding race and class issues and the ability to relate to a diverse student population. We celebrate learning about the strengths and differences of our students.

The strength of CAT has always been forward thinking in collaborating within the following areas: animation, music technology, video, photo and expanded media, design, physical computing, creative coding, interactive, locative and web-based art making, mobile design & development, UX design, virtual reality, performance and play.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate should have the appropriate terminal degree for their field (MFA, PhD, or equivalent), proven excellence and commitment in teaching, and share our values in a deep commitment to our students, with at least three years of prior teaching experience. A strong professional record of exhibitions, publications or productions and knowledge of traditional and contemporary art, theory and criticism will be regarded highly.

Responsibilities include teaching six courses per year. The candidate is expected to participate in the administration of the division, student advising, organization of special events, committee participation and to perform college-wide services.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants should submit the following as two PDF files:

1) Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, list of three references and contact information, Teaching Philosophy, Diversity Statement and URL(s) for an online portfolio of work. Optional: examples of student work, writing samples, etc.

Maximum PDF file size: 5 MB.

2) Examples of your creative work: maximum 20 still images and/or video with links embedded in a PDF. Maximum PDF file size: 5 MB.

Please send two PDF files (Electronic applications only, no hard copies will be accepted), with subject heading: Full Time Search - to: CAT_Search@bloomfield.edu.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately; applications must be received by November 15, 2016 (11.59pm EST) to be considered.