Visiting Assistant Professor, Digital Studio – Colgate University

The Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University welcomes applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement visiting assistant professor in Digital Studio, beginning fall semester 2020. Digital, conceptual, and social-practice artists whose teaching specialties include creative coding, hacktivism, interactivity, photography, data-driven art, and/or mechatronic art are encouraged to apply. Our media lab is equipped to support creative work with Processing, Max/MSP, web based environments, electronics, 3D modeling, 3D printing and digital fabrication (such as laser cutters, CNC router, etc.). Our Photography Lab includes a large format Epson printer, Adobe software equipped computers, high resolution scanners, and a black and white analog darkroom. Candidates should be able to speak to the ways art can intervene in conversations about technical and theoretical themes in emerging computational media environments.

Applicants should be prepared to teach beginning and advanced courses in digital studio as a critical art practice and beginning courses in photography, as well as an introductory studio course spanning theory and practice across artistic media. The Visiting Assistant position in Digital Studio may also advise senior studio art theses. Completion of the MFA is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The teaching load is 5 courses a year.

Application Procedure: Letter of application, CV, three current letters of recommendation, examples of recent work and examples of students’ work may be submitted through Examples of recent work and students’ work (from the college level or from other teaching opportunities) can be submitted following the directions supplied at Academic Jobs Online or via an included URL. Hypothetical studio art project prompts will also be considered if student work is unavailable. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their application how their teaching and scholarship would support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin February 24, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Department of Art and Art History can be found here.