Academic Position

Two-Year Visiting Scholar in Immersive Media at CU Boulder’s Department of Critical Media Practices – University of Colorado Boulder

Application here: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Scholar-in-Residence/21777

The Department of Critical Media Practices (DCMP) welcomes applications for a two-year Scholar-in-Residence. We are seeking candidates who will enrich our program and its commitment to cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies and be able to demonstrate scholarly and artistic engagement in emerging media practices from a broad perspective. This position will contribute to our evolving undergraduate and graduate programs by providing vision and a creative approach to pedagogy.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following: performance media, immersive media, virtual reality / augmented reality / XR, technocultural studies, computational art and/or digital art practices. The successful candidate will have historical and contemporary knowledge of critical theory pertaining to digital arts and demonstrative creative achievement in media arts practices.

DCMP offers a BA in Media Production, an MFA in Interdisciplinary Documentary Practices, and a PhD in Emergent Technologies and Media Art Practices. For more information, please see the entry for Critical Media Practices at www.colorado.edu/cmci. The department adopts a distinctive approach to the evolving landscape of creative media-making and the need to provide alternatives to conventional academic compartmentalization. In addition to working with faculty throughout the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI), our campus collaborators include faculty from Anthropology, Art and Art History, English, Film Studies, Geography, Music, Atlas Institute and Theater and Dance. Facilities include technologically sophisticated lab/production capabilities, and campus resources such as the ATLAS Institute.

Established in 2015, the College of Media, Communication and Information is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Our students and faculty from six departments and an independent PhD program think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems and create culture that transcends convention.

CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this commitment and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from minoritized racial and ethnic identities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. CU Boulder Benefits include domestic partners and health insurance coverage for hormone replacement therapy. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ADA@colorado.edu.

Required: Terminal degree in a related field with expertise in one or more of the following: performance media, immersive media, virtual reality / augmented reality / XR, technocultural studies, computational art and/or digital art practices

Desired: MFA or PhD preferred in any of the following fields: performance media, immersive media, virtual reality / augmented reality / XR, technocultural studies, computational art and/or digital art practices

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. As always, it is preferred that completed applications are submitted at the earliest date possible.

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

All job-related inquiries should be directed to the search chair for this posting, Associate Professor Reece Auguiste at reece.auguiste@colorado.edu.

 

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The Department of Critical Media Practices addresses the how and why of creative practices in the 21st century.

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