The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-system assistant professor with expertise at the intersection of the computational/media arts and user-experience design.
Potential areas of research and creative practice include
Ethics of computing
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Feminist Data Studies and Feminist HCI
Decoloniality in Computing/Tech
Computer vision and the politics of surveillance
This position lies within the cross-disciplinary mission of the Experience Architecture (XA) degree program, which is a collaboration between the Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) and the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) and one of the fastest-growing majors in the College of Arts and Letters. The expected time percentage for this position is 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service.
We seek a motivated artist-scholar and teacher to play a key role in the ongoing curricular development of the XA major and to shape the future of AAHD. The normal teaching load will be 2-2, with the majority of teaching contributing to the XA major and Electronic Art and Intermedia area. The faculty member will also have opportunities for advising and teaching in AAHD’s MFA program. Through a synthesis of teaching and research, this faculty member will strengthen the connection between media art and design across the college, stretch the capabilities of students, and help to develop the XA program as an intellectual center in the College of Arts and Letters. The faculty member will be expected to participate in shared governance activities within the Department, the College, and the University.
This faculty position will be centered in the Electronic Art and Intermedia area within AAHD, but require significant engagement with the XA program. The ideal candidate will use this role as a jumping-off point for connections across the institution as part of their research and teaching practices. Additional cross-campus faculty affiliations are possible depending on candidate’s expertise.
Doctorate -Art, Design, or Related field
MFA or PhD in Art, Design, or related field.
Teaching experience at the college level and the capacity to develop curriculum in computation, electronic art and intermedia, and experience architecture.
An active program of research and creative activity that demonstrates expertise within the fields of electronic art and intermedia and experience architecture, broadly construed.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. MSU offers a generous benefits package (details at http://www.hr.msu.edu).
Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit:
Current curriculum vitae
Portfolio of creative practice in .pdf format with links, when appropriate
Teaching philosophy that highlights alignment with this appointment
Portfolio of student work (up to 20 images/videos/texts)
A summary of your experiences advancing diversity, equity, and justice in your classroom, outreach initiatives, and/or research endeavors; experience mentoring diverse students and/or faculty; and, an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence
Names and email addresses of 3 potential references
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu/.
For more information, contact Zachary Kaiser, Chair of the Search Committee, at email@example.com. For more information about the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, go to http://art.msu.edu. For more information about the Experience Architecture Program, visit http://xa.cal.msu.edu.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
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The Department of Art, Art History, and Design’s overall mission is to promote the practice and scholarly research of the most enduring creative media and innovation using the latest technology, theory, and the investigation of rich interdisciplinary intersections. Serving over 450 majors, the department is home to more than 60 faculty and staff, including 26 tenure system faculty members who are committed to active research agendas and creative practice across a range of art and design fields. AAHD is also home to a newly redesigned and highly competitive MFA program, which fully funds all of its graduate students. For more information about the department, visit art.msu.edu. For more information about the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, go to http://art.msu.edu.
Combining design, professional and public writing, philosophy and critical theory, computing, and media art, the Experience Architecture (XA) undergraduate degree program is a cross-disciplinary, values-driven program engaging UX as a vehicle for future change agents. The XA program attracts students who want to make technologies that are usable, accessible, and sustainable, and the program empowers students to design a world in which they would want to participate. For more information about the Experience Architecture program, go to http://xa.cal.msu.edu/.
The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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