Assistant Teaching Professor of Art (Digital Media)

The School of Art seeks applicants for a contract faculty, Assistant Teaching Professor of Art (Digital Media) to teach a range of courses in the Digital and Time Based Art curriculum at basic through advanced levels with the possibility of teaching foundations or specialty courses.

The School of Art at Ball State has forty-nine full-time faculty and offers state-of-the-art facilities serving over 500 undergraduate majors as well as a growing graduate program. Programs at the BA, BS, BFA 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, a nationally ranked animation program, the Atrium Gallery, and the Glick Center for Glass. Students and faculty work closely with David Owsley Museum of Art on campus, among the finest university art collections in the nation. Ball State University is accredited by the National Association for Schools of Art and Design

Minimum qualifications: Master of Fine Arts degree in Intermedia Arts, Time Based Media, Film/Video, Media Art, or similar appropriate concentration from an accredited college or university. 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 film and/or 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 from an accredited college or university.

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

Preferred qualifications: Two years of teaching experience at the college level. A broad knowledge of the history and theory of Media Art.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application:
1. Cover letter addressed to Ms. Maura Jasper
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Samples of your current work and student work: 20 images (or a link to) under the “Portfolio” document in the Applicant Documents section.
4. Artist/teaching statement under the “Other” document in the Applicant Documents section
5. A link to artist website must be included within one of the required documents.

Although the option to upload copies of transcripts is available in the application, an official, original transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at time of hire. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through July 5, 2018.

About Ball State: Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

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.