Part-Time Lecturer: DIGITAL MEDIA ART Department of Art and Art History San Jose State University The Digital Media Art (DMA) program at San José State University offers a digital art and design curriculum in the areas of computer graphics, web development, programming, physical computing, fabrication, prototyping, interactivity and computer games. The program seeks lecturers for studio art courses with expertise in digital media art, including:
Minimum Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts degree in Digital Media Art or related field; a clear demonstration of artistic and/or scholarly achievement, as evidenced by a record of exhibitions, publications, or curatorial projects; teaching experience at the university level; a significant portfolio of creative work with research interests in emerging areas of artistic practice and theory; demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross- cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
Responsibilities: Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Candidate will teach one or more studio courses in the Digital Media Art (DMA) Program Area with a specific focus on teaching software and hardware for 3D modeling and printing, in addition to digital video. Studio courses meet in a lab environment 3 hours twice a week. Participation in departmental meetings and assessment and evaluation activities is a requirement of this position.
The ideal candidate will encourage critical thinking and iterative concept development within class assignments. Interest in interdisciplinary collaboration with peers working in all programs within the Department of Art and Art History, is an asset since the Department of Art and Art History is a dynamic department that encourages cross-disciplinary practice.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: January 24, 2017, or later, depending on the semester of hire.
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application Procedures: SJSU accepts applications on an ongoing basis for our pool of temporary lecturers. For full consideration, please mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, contact information for three references, and 10 examples of candidate's original work (or URL of portfolio site), and/or examples of published writing at
Chair, Art and Art History DMA Search Committee Department of Art and Art History San José State University One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0025
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