Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) – Coding/Web-Based Media (Art), City College of New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) – Coding/Web-Based Media (Art)
Job ID: 26161
Location: City College of New York
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The Art Department invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Coding/Web-Based Media to begin in Fall 2023. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses in web design, web development, interaction design, and programming to BA and BFA students within the Electronic Design & Multimedia (EDM) Program of the Art Department. The successful candidate will contribute to the vision of the school by bringing a perspective, way of thinking and creating, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand current conceptions of coding/web-based media.

Core EDM faculty responsibilities include:
• Teaching and mentoring: teach lower and upper-level undergraduate courses in coding and web-based media within the EDM area; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; participate in EDM student and alumni activities. The contractual teaching load is 3-3, with course releases available for research and service.
• Serving in EDM governance: shared management of the EDM area; student advising including advising on BFA students’ capstone thesis; supporting area exhibitions; assisting in student recruitment and retention efforts; developing and maintaining internship and field experiences for students; supporting alumni networking.
• Departmental and college service: serve on departmental and university committees; assist in student recruitment; participate in assessment; contribute to active leadership in departmental governance and administration.
• Creative and scholarly work: maintain professional artistic activity and scholarly research; participate in public presentations, exhibitions, and/or presentations of work; engage in field specific activities. Active, creative work is a requirement for promotion and tenure.

The Art Department is part of the Division of Humanities & the Arts at City College of New York (CCNY). We have more than 750 undergraduate art majors and minors, and we offer graduate programs in Studio Art, Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice, Art History & Art Museum Studies, and Art Education. CCNY serves a large population of first-generation and historically marginalized students. Our current student population has roots in 153 countries; ninety-nine languages are spoken on campus.

In the Art Department, we aspire to nurture these diverse perspectives within our community of engaged artists, scholars, and educators. As a team, we cultivate innovative art practices, incisive scholarship, and progressive pedagogy. We strive to reimagine our curricula and classroom teaching to better meet the moment and serve the needs of first-generation college students navigating social injustices, psychological consequences of the pandemic, and other relevant issues. Faculty members in the Art Department work collaboratively to make curricular decisions, oversee departmental governance, manage critical administration, and support students as they navigate their collegiate experience.

Minimum Qualifications
MFA or equivalent degree in digital media art, web development, interaction design, or other closely related area of digital media

Two years of professional working experience in the field and/or a minimum of one year of full-time teaching at the university level, or other relevant context. Candidates will have a demonstrated record of teaching students from a variety of backgrounds, as well as administrative skills in the arts and/or program management. Candidates will possess experience in front and back-end web development and will be tasked with teaching HTML 5, CSS, and Javascript, as well as Python, PHP, and/or Processing. A strong visual aesthetic and excellent graphic design skills are essential. Knowledge of C# is desirable, as is secondary expertise in game design.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
The Art Department is particularly interested in candidates who bring to their teaching practice an understanding of those underrepresented in the arts and concrete ideas about creating just and inclusive learning environments. We are interested in candidates who have a record of success teaching coding/web-based media and mentoring students, especially first-generation college students and those from historically marginalized communities. Ideal candidates will demonstrate knowledge of ways that minoritized groups have been marginalized in the art world and willingness to engage in departmental discussions to uplift student and alumni experiences in the arts. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience with administrative skills in the arts and/or program management. We welcome applications from artists with alternative and interdisciplinary practices in coding/web-based media.

CCNY aims to embrace diverse perspectives and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that is working to better support students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or systematically marginalized identities to apply.

Salary Range: $52,267 – $86,645

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.

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Applications, including the following must be uploaded to the CUNYfirst job application website:
1. Letter of application (two pages, maximum) that includes your interest in the position, highlights from your professional and teaching experience in coding/web-based media, artist’s statement, and any information about your teaching experience that is not reflected in your application materials.
2. CV
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Diversity Statement: We encourage applicants to discuss how their artistic practices and/or teaching philosophies and/or life experiences demonstrate a commitment to fostering inclusive approaches to teaching and mentoring, uplifting conventionally marginalized perspectives, and critiquing systems of oppression within the arts.
5. Up to 20 images of work samples with titles, dates, materials, dimensions, and other explanatory information as needed
6. Up to 20 images of recent student work with relevant information about the work and project assignment descriptions
7. Samples of other expository writing are welcome but not required
8. If including time-based work, please provide links (and passwords) and make sure work has a duration of 3 minutes maximum or please provide preferred start time.
9. References will be requested at the semi-finalist stage.

Please note:
• Combined materials must not exceed 20MB, and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters.
• Only complete application packages will be considered.

Please contact or 212.650.7420 with questions.

Open until filled with application review to begin on February 15, 2023.

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