The Department of Visual Arts together with the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for a part-time benefits-eligible Lecturer in Media Arts and Design, for a one-year, renewable term, starting September 1, 2018. The Lecturer will teach five courses during the term of the appointment including two sections of "Introduction to Media Arts and Design," two elective courses that count toward the Media Arts and Design minor, and one Capstone Colloquium that oversees student preparation of a portfolio of digital media artworks or writing.An MFA or five years of equivalent professional experience is preferred. A deep commitment to one's own artwork and an active exhibition record is desirable. Experience teaching at the college level is required. We welcome applicants who are able to teach classes in a variety of media art technologies; and seek applicants whose intellectual and creative interests will lead to building collaborative conversations within the context of the intense and rigorous intellectual culture of the University. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate both within their specific disciplinary area as well as across a range of media.The teaching load of five courses across three quarters per academic year will include introductory and advanced courses in Media Arts and Design, encompassing classes in fields such as digital art, game design, transmedia puzzle development, electronic sound design, digital storytelling, algorithmic theater, data visualization, computational imaging, speculative design, and other areas. The Capstone Colloquium will be offered in the Winter quarter. The Lecturer will also work in partnership with colleagues at the university to support a vibrant co-curricular student media art and design culture. The assignment of courses and other duties will be determined annually by the Director of the Media Arts and Design Minor. To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities web-site, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, select requisition #03799, and upload a current curriculum vitae; the names and contact information for three references; a cover letter of no more than three pages in length that addresses professional experience, previous teaching experience and pedagogical philosophy, and envisioned contributions to the Media Arts and Design Minor at the University of Chicago. The position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.Application deadline for all required materials is August 31, 2018. Only applications with all required materials will be considered. Letters of reference will be solicited by the search committee from the list provided by the applicant.
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