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Post-M.F.A./Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Studio Art, Digital Media/Drawing
As part of a new Faculty Diversity and Renewal grant meant to assist in recruiting and supporting a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college’s academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society, the Department of Art and Visual Culture seeks applications for a combined post-M.F.A. and tenure track faculty appointment in Digital Media/Drawing. The post-M.F.A fellow will have a two course teaching load the first year followed by an automatic conversion to a tenure track, assistant professorship in year two. The latter carries an annual five course load.
To that end and in furtherance of academic excellence, Bates seeks applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, creative work, service, and leadership in the academy.
The Department of Art and Visual Culture at Bates College is seeking a digital media artist with substantial expertise in drawing, broadly defined. Our ideal candidate produces time-based digital art, especially video and animation. Responsibilities will include developing and teaching a curriculum that supports students’ creative use of digital technology, with two or more courses annually that are conceived as drawing courses alongside coursework focused on time-based digital work.
Our successful candidate will have demonstrable understanding of current issues in the history and criticism of art and visual culture in an interdisciplinary context. In your application please describe several courses you would be interested in proposing for students at a small liberal arts college.
Please include a portfolio of your work, both static and time-based, in whatever distribution best represents your interests. For this phase of our search, video submissions should have a total run time of ten minutes, maximum (no matter how many time-based pieces you submit).
Bates College seeks applications from individuals with the demonstrated ability to contribute to the College’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity and inclusiveness. Applicants should provide a separate statement discussing their strengths and experiences in these areas and describing how their background, creative work, teaching and/or outreach can further the College’s goals.
Review of applications begins on January 6 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews are possible at the annual conference of the College Art Association, February 3-6, 2016. Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statements and portfolio, as noted above. Please also arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
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