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The Department of Art at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of New Media, Tenure Track.
Area of Specialization: New Media, including digital time based and interactive design.
Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: Teach three courses per semester, including all levels of interactive and digital arts; coordinating and developing the departments New Media concentration and serving as the primary Art Department player in the Integrated Media Center (IMC), a collaborative studio/classroom environment combining elements of the Art, Music and Communication Arts Departments; advising students and some service work after the first year. Continuing professional activity, at a level appropriate to the teaching load, is also expected. Expected to pursue ongoing creative and scholarly activities at the national and collegial level. Participation in all aspects of the department including contributing to administrative and committee work within the department, the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, and the University.
The IMC includes a professional audio recording studio, professional television production facilities, multimedia student labs/classrooms, individual video and audio editing suites, a digital photography lab and the Electronic Gallery. The Electronic Gallery, though small, is sited in a prominent spot on the ground floor of the IMC facility. The approximately 500 square-foot gallery contains four LCD monitors and four digital projectors for display, a ceiling grid for hanging lights and equipment, and plywood-backed walls for flexible artwork installation. Demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and utilize effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners. Candidates must demonstrate effective teaching strategies and techniques to enhance the success of students with diverse learning styles.
Minimum Qualifications: M.F.A. in New Media, Interactive or Digital Media, or related field. A minimum of two years teaching experience at a community college or university level. Professional creative experience, including a production record in Motion Design, Animation, Digital or New Media, Interactive Design, or related discipline.
Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated ability to collaborate with gallery staff in curating New Media exhibitions and programming visiting artists is a plus. Research interest and/or community involvement in design fields such as Motion Graphics, Animation, Digital or New Media, Interactive Design, or related discipline. Professional experience in motion picture industry, game development, or graphic design fields, or new media gallery exhibitions is desirable. Software proficiency in Cinema 4D, or other digital 3D programs; in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign; and in After Effects, Final Cut, or other sound and video creation/editing programs preferred. Demonstrated collaborative experience with faculty across disciplines in a collegial manner. Prior teaching experience in New Media using animation and interactive design software, prior experience developing advanced courses in interactive and digital arts are preferred.
Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/Jobs/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.
To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statements of research and teaching interests/philosophy, 4) names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. 5) Provide a link to a website with at least 20 examples each of student and professional artwork, including interactive and time based works. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Ed Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send any other documents via E-mail.
Applications submitted by October 28, 2013 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 2014.
This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 13 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland. Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland. The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU has been cited nationally as one of the top ten public regional universities in the North according to the U.S. News and World Report, and has also been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplingers magazine. SU has 388 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,600.
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