Assignment: Teach courses in New Media Art at all levels from introductory to advanced (first year to graduate students); teach additional courses in Studio Art as needed, such as Senior Seminar and Graduate Seminar; and assist with academic advising, mentoring, and curriculum development. All Studio Art faculty are expected to maintain an active exhibition record; participate fully in administrative responsibilities for the department including serving on departmental, college, and university committees, outreach, development, and program building; facilitate the integration of the University into the cultural life of the community; and be committed to the cultural enrichment of the Sacramento region. For information about the Art Department and its programs, go to: http://www.al.csus.edu/art/
Special Knowledge and Abilities: Candidates must have a strong conceptual grasp of contemporary practice, theory and the history of New Media Art; active studio practice and teaching defined as a combination of the following: interactive media; generative art; creative coding; physical computing; video installation; experimental forms of 2D or 3D animation; 3D modeling and digital fabrication; augmented reality/virtual reality platforms; sound art; experimental games; and web-based art. Education: An MFA in New Media Art or an MFA in Studio Art, earned by August 2016. Experience and Qualifications: Teaching experience in New Media Art at the college level beyond the level of Teaching Associate/Teacher of Record is preferred (Teaching Associate/Teacher of Record experience as a graduate student will be considered), demonstrated ability to build critical dialog and promote inventiveness in the studio classroom; demonstrated success teaching diverse populations in diverse communities; an active and strong exhibition record; demonstrated ability to serve on departmental and university committees.
Application Procedure: Internal applicants can apply by logging on MySacState and selecting “Employee Center.” External applicants must apply through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment. On this site, select “Faculty, Staff and Management,” then “External Applicants,” then “Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State.” Selecting “Instructions” will access the “External Applicant User Guide” PDF. For a list of Tenure Track Faculty positions only, select “Faculty” at the top of the page listing “Employment Opportunities.” The job I.D. number is 101437. Priority review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015. The position is open until filled.
Application materials posted on the Sacramento State jobs website must include: A cover letter with a statement about the applicant’s teaching philosophy and creative practice; a current curriculum vitae; list of college courses taught; unofficial copies of academic transcripts (an official transcript of the highest degree earned will be required if the applicant is invited for a campus interview); and the names, e- mail addresses and phone numbers of four professional references who can comment on the applicant’s teaching ability and artistic practice. The cover letter must include a URL containing:
1. Link to 20 sample artist works (image and video documentation as applicable) with captions beneath each work for year, size, media, and a short description for each work presented. Video documentation should not exceed 10 minutes total
2. Link to 20 sample student works (image and video documentation as applicable) with captions beneath each work for year, size, media, course, and a short description for each work presented. Video documentation should not exceed 10 minutes total
3. Link to three sample syllabi Work that is not formatted or organized correctly will not be reviewed.
For further information, contact the Art Department or Professor Rachel Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org).