The Lewis & Clark College Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Digital Media beginning Fall 2018. The candidate is expected to develop courses in the new area of Digital Media in a Studio Arts program. Areas of expertise may include: 2D imaging, 3D fabrication, coding, animation, sound and video, multimedia installation, and other intersections between studio art, media and technology. An established exhibition record that demonstrates a high level of professional engagement and accomplishment relevant to the candidate’s practice is expected. The ideal candidate should be well versed in the theory and understanding of the cultural effects of new media and digital technologies in contemporary art practice. A MFA is required and two or more years of teaching experience beyond graduate school is preferred. Experience teaching in a manner that values conversations between media and across disciplines is especially welcome. The usual teaching load is five courses per academic year, including introductory, intermediate, and upper level courses of the instructor’s design, rotation into senior projects and a junior theory seminar, and rotation into the college’s interdisciplinary freshman year program. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Indicate in letter of application if you plan on attending the 2018 CAA conference in Los Angeles. Preliminary interviews will be conducted in mid February.
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.
A complete application must be uploaded to Interfolio following directions on the site and include (1) curriculum vitae; (2) a letter of application which includes:
• a statement of teaching experience and creative interests,
• an explanation of how your teaching at Lewis & Clark might contribute to a learning community that values diversity,
• a statement of educational philosophy and discussion of how digital media might fit into a liberal arts studio curriculum;
(3) sample course syllabi, course materials, and if available, course evaluations and examples of student work; (4) artist’s statement; (5) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by referees); (6) twenty examples of recent creative work. Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
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