Assistant Professor/Creative Arts: Emerging Media & Digital Arts

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Assistant Professor/Creative Arts: Emerging Media & Digital Arts

Southern Oregon University


Posting Number: F00123

Official Transcripts:
Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly to the Provost's office. Transcripts should be received by September 1.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents:
(1) Cover Letter addressing your background and interest;
(2) CV;
(3) Portfolio of representative work (in PDF format no greater than 20mb) including links to an online portfolio;
(4) Artist statement or Statement of research;
(5) Names and contact information for three professional references.
If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553. for assistance.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials before January 15, 2019 are assured full consideration.

Appointment Basis: 9 months
FTE: 1.0
Department: Art
Job Location: Ashland (15 A)

Hiring Pay Rate
$56,510-$59,969 (Assist Prof YIR 1-4) commensurate with experience in a comparable faculty appointment and according to the SOU faculty collective bargaining agreement

Benefits Eligible
Yes

Position Summary:
The Oregon Center for the Arts (OCA) at Southern Oregon University (SOU) seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Emerging Media & Digital Arts.

We are looking for a visionary artist-scholar who will serve an interdisciplinary role in a unique Creative Arts Program that integrates art and art history, digital media, and creative writing. Applicants should have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD in any arts area), ability and desire to teach both studio and theory courses, and a professional practice and teaching portfolio that spans critical studies in the arts (visual culture, contemporary arts and culture, critical making), contemporary approaches to design, and emerging practices.

Application materials may demonstrate proficiency and/or critical research in any of the following areas of practice (but need not be limited to): digital illustration and image making; sequential art; design history and theory; print production; video game creation; motion graphics; web/UI/UX design; virtual and augmented reality; video and animation; analog, digital and experimental design methodologies; and 3D modeling & fabrication.

About the Oregon Center for the Arts: The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University educates artist-practitioners and scholars in a diverse environment that cultivates SOU's values of creativity and collaboration, equity, diversity and inclusion and the well-being and success of all learners.

OCA is an academic division of Southern Oregon University and also serves as a community arts presenter, partner, and producer. The structural components comprise its academic programs in Music, Theater, Studio Art, Emerging Media and Digital Arts, and Creative Writing, the Schneider Museum of Art, institutional-based Allied Arts Programs, and Community Arts Partnerships. Go to OCA.sou.edu for more information.

Situated in the beautiful and vibrant Rogue Valley surrounded by majestic mountains, the Oregon Center for the Arts is a creative catalyst for our diverse combination of students, educators, and artists, who come to us from around the world to infuse the southern Oregon cultural landscape with artistic excellence.

About the Creative Arts Program: The Creative Arts Program contains faculty and degree programs including Studio Art, Art History, Emerging Media and Digital Arts (EMDA), and Creative Writing. Within an interdisciplinary framework, the Creative Arts Program includes state-of-the-art facilities areas of Drawing/Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, Digital Art, and Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology.

Diversity Statement:
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • MFA, PhD, or other terminal degree in an appropriate field.
  • The successful candidate will have experience teaching college level courses, and a promising record of distinguished scholarship, exhibition, research and/or professional project development appropriate to be appointed at the assistant professor level.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstration of effective teaching and mentorship; ability to work collaboratively and cordially with fellow faculty, students, and guest artists; the desire, ability, and patience to effectively teach and train novice students.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who (1) show promise to attract and retain students interested in Emerging Media and Digital Arts, (2) have industry experience and can expand/deepen SOU's connections with creative industries, (3) can demonstrate potential for connecting students with a variety of post-degree options and/or (4) have demonstrated ability to successfully nurture interested students from a diverse student population.

    Physical Demands:
    Teaching, sitting, and working at a computer.

    This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check.
    Yes

    Posting Date
    11/05/2018

    Application must be received by for priority consideration
    01/15/2019

    Anticipated Appointment Begin Date
    09/16/2019

    Contact Name for Applicant Questions
    Human Resources

    Contact Email
    hrs@sou.edu

    For more information or to apply, please visit:
    http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/7544

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to:

    Southern Oregon University
    Human Resource Services
    Churchill Hall, Room 159
    1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
    Ashland, OR 97520

    For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541) 552-8553.

    Diversity Statement
    Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.






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