Part Time Digital Foundations Instructor at Oregon State University

DESCRIPTION: The School of Arts and Communication’s Art Department invites applications for a part time instructor teaching Digital Art Foundations beginning January 2016 for the Winter and Spring terms with the possibility of a continuing position. Courses are scheduled Monday and Wednesday from 8am – 1:50pm.

Successful applicants will teach the basic principles of 2-D, 3-D, and time-based design as applied to digital media. This will include an introduction to basic 2-D design skills using Adobe Creative Suite software, basic sound-art, basic video recording and editing skills, basic animation, and creating simple digital portfolios. In conjunction with instilling best practices in working with digital media, the candidate will introduce students to the concept of digital media as an artistic pursuit. The ability to create assignments that use digital concepts and tools such as social media, digital mapping, gaming, and other applications in the evolving digital landscape is desired. The candidate may teach other courses specific to the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate will have a studio practice that explores the ways in which concepts in digital media influence contemporary art-making practices. Successful candidates will have a current and developing exhibition record. The successful candidate will be cognizant of contemporary developments in visual art.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach courses in Art and New Media Communications Digital Foundations

• MA/MFA in studio art with an emphasis in Digital Media.
• Evidence of professional/creative practice using digital media.
• Solid skills with Adobe Creative Suite and other digital tools.
• Experience teaching in higher education.
• A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Preferred: MFA degree, teaching experience in Foundations, especially Adobe Creative Suite and video and audio editing suites. Ability to integrate contemporary new media art issues into the curriculum. Experience with a variety of teaching strategies.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Apply for the Art Department Instructor Pool online:

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1. Curriculum vita/resume including the names, addresses and telephone number of three (3) references. If you prefer to attach your professional reference information separate
from your vita/resume, you may attach it as “Other Document”.
2. Cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you to teach at the university level in this discipline; identify which discipline(s) you are qualified
to teach. Examples of your artistic work: Indicate clearly your web address of your online portfolio website in your cover letter or curriculum vita/resume.
3. Evidence of teaching excellence, (student, peer, or mentor evaluations). Attach as Other Document 2


The School of Arts and Communication serves the Oregon State community, the public, and our professions by providing a rich environment of creative inquiry and expression that stimulates intellectual curiosity and fosters critical thinking. Our faculty and students collaborate within and across disciplines as civilizing agents and cultural resources representing diverse viewpoints and expertise. Our classes, programs, and activities produce art, scholarship and degrees at the core of the human as well as educational experience.