Assistant Professor of Art Digital Media -Tenure Track
The College of Idaho’s dynamic Art Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that will commence in Fall 2022.
This position supports the College’s innovative PEAK Curriculum and two majors: Art and Design, and Marketing and Digital Media. The successful candidate must be able to teach upon arrival an introduction to digital art class, and at least two of the following: graphic design, web design, digital video, or digital imaging. In the spirit of the liberal arts, tenure-track faculty at the College of Idaho are also expected at some point to contribute to the First Year Program and teach a section of the First-Year Seminar. Strong writing and oral communication skills are thus vital. The teaching load is 3-1-3. A willingness to collaborate with colleagues to build the department’s growing program is essential.
The Marketing and Digital Media major is a collaboration between the Art Department and the Business Department. This major is an innovative course of study that combines digital media classes with marketing classes. The Marketing and Digital Media major has attracted significant student interest and has grown considerably. Many of the students who enroll in digital courses come from that program.
The Art Department also offers an Art and Design major. Many art and design majors use digital media in creative ways and in conjunction with traditional media. We offer a broad approach to the study and practice of art and design and our art major builds on introductory 2-D, 3-D, and digital courses plus our innovative Ways of Seeing course. Upon completion of these, students have considerable freedom to follow their interests and passions. They are exposed to a wide range of historical and contemporary art, including that which falls outside the canon, and they are introduced to a range of media and techniques encompassing the traditional and the digital. Experimentation is encouraged and concept development is emphasized. In their senior exhibition capstone course, students develop professional skills that will fit them for pursuing their art practice after graduation.
The successful candidate will have an active art-making agenda while demonstrating a passion for teaching in the liberal arts tradition. They will join a student-centered department where teaching and mentoring are valued as the highest priority. Professional development support for research, conference travel, and sabbatical leave is available.
Terminal degree in appropriate field of study required. Must be in hand at time of contract.
Applications must include letter of interest, CV, access to a portfolio or examples of artistic and professional work, statement demonstrating a passion for teaching in the liberal arts tradition and commitment to representation, inclusion, and equity, at least three letters of recommendation with full contact information, and, if available, sample syllabi and recent course evaluations. Additional materials may be required. Application review will begin October 13, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled. Please submit application materials via email to email@example.com with subject ‘Art/ Digital Media Search.’
Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States as of the expected hire date and throughout the date of the contract without sponsorship from The College of Idaho.
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