The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Alabama invites applications for a full-time, nine-month position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art in Digital Media, beginning fall semester, 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence, creative activity and scholarship, and university and community service. The Department of Art and Art History especially values the importance of a diverse and inclusive community; minorities, women and/or those who identify as LGBTQ, are strongly encouraged to apply. MFA required.
The successful candidate will teach digital media and related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will be an essential member of the Department of Art and Art History in a rapidly evolving and diversified media area that includes courses in digital art and graphic design. The individual will work with other faculty members in the area on curriculum development, facilities management, coordination of instructors, and scheduling. Other responsibilities include: participation in departmental duties such as student advising and mentorship; program assessment and management; service to departmental, college, and university committees; and participation in community outreach and program recruitment.
Importantly, the candidate should demonstrate an ability to conduct a program of creative research and production that can build toward tenure. The successful candidate's primary creative engagement should be within digital media, with particular emphasis in areas such as 2-D digital art, multimedia, installation, time-based media, digital video, interactive platforms, mobile applications and/or social computing. Applications are also encouraged from individuals who utilize digital technologies as a means of production that may result in work that falls outside of strictly digital parameters (i.e. painting/drawing, photography, printmaking, or sculpture). An established exhibition record that demonstrates a high level of professional engagement with contemporary practice is essential. The applicant should be well versed in the theory of digital/new media pertaining to contemporary practice.
Additional Position Information:
Master of Fine Arts degree in Digital Media or related field.
Evidence of active exhibition record and scholarship.
Demonstrated excellence and recognition of dynamic ongoing creative research that can build towards tenure.
Evidence of success in college/university teaching.
The Department of Art and Art History offers the BA and MA degrees in Art History and the BA, BFA, MA, and MFA degrees in Studio Art. Important resources include the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, and the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama. The University of Alabama, the state's flagship public research university, is located in Tuscaloosa, about 50 miles southwest of Birmingham. UA's enrollment is diverse, drawing from the state of Alabama, the Southeast region, and the nation, and increasingly from around the world. The total enrollment exceeds 37,000 students and continued growth is projected for the coming years. 51% of students come from outside the state of Alabama.
Tuscaloosa supports a vibrant arts community with many venues that host exhibits and events. These include the Bama Theatre, the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre, as well as many galleries both on campus and off. Across the Black Warrior River, Northport is home to the Kentuck Arts and Crafts Center. Each year, the Kentuck Arts Festival brings together over 270 nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists. Throughout the year there are many festivals and events in the city which make Tuscaloosa a culturally vibrant location to live. Additionally, Tuscaloosa is in the middle of a busy interstate corridor, close to Birmingham, Nashville, New Orleans, and Atlanta. The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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