Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Arts
- Stetson University
- Deland, Florida
- Salary is competitive.
- Posted Date
- Dec 20, 2022
- Position Type
- Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts
- Employment Level
- Non-Tenured Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
STETSON UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
POSITION: Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Arts
Stetson University seeks a digital artist whose practice emphasizes video, and who has other proficiencies in photography and/or graphic design for a 9-month, full-time appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Arts, beginning in August 2023.
We seek a teacher-scholar who is committed to undergraduate education and modeling an active and engaged creative agenda for our students. Ideally, this new colleague should also be committed to pursuing collaborations with other creative disciplines on campus, such as theatre arts, digital arts, creative writing and/or music, within the context of the intense and rigorous intellectual culture of the University.
We are particularly interested in an artist with knowledge of contemporary practices for planning, shooting, editing, and presenting video works. Our students create works that range from documentaries to narrative fiction to art installations; the successful candidate ideally will have experience in a variety of video genres. We welcome new approaches and perspectives to digital arts pedagogy and practices, especially from a practitioner using new and emerging moving image tools.
The successful candidate must hold an MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Film/Video, New Media, Graphic Design or another relevant discipline and must be conversant with and engaged in contemporary practices of digital arts. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of creative projects that have been programmed for public exhibition. Candidates should also have a strong commitment to innovative teaching, a creative approach to pedagogical design and implementation, and a strong commitment to all aspects of diversity in our learning-centered community.
This position will carry a 4/4 teaching load. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Digital Video Fundamentals, Advanced Digital Video, Digital Arts Fundamentals, and either Photography or Graphic Design. There is also an opportunity to co-teach the senior project capstone sequence in Digital Arts with current program faculty. Other courses will be based on the candidate’s expertise, and may include offerings for the University’s general education curriculum. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring students academically and professionally, especially during the completion of capstone projects and portfolio evaluations.
For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship and our support for faculty development, please see the Academic Affairs website: http://www.stetson.edu/academicaffairs/newfac.php.
The Department of Creative Arts (https://www2.stetson.edu/creative-arts/) consists of 11 full-time faculty members and offers majors and minors in Studio Art, Art History, Digital Arts, and Theatre Arts. Our faculty members are teacher-scholars who engage students with various experiential, high-impact, and community-engaged learning opportunities.
THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES:
Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences (https://www.stetson.edu/portal/artsci/) is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts. With nineteen academic departments and eight interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University. A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher- scholars. The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors and offers six graduate degrees in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, allowing students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship. Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility. All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community. The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives and to interact with and positively affect the world around them.
Founded in 1883, Stetson University (http://www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,600 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.
DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 35,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.
SALARY: Salary is competitive.
STARTING DATE: August 2023
APPLICATION: Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) a cover letter; 2) a statement of philosophy of teaching in a liberal arts university; 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) transcripts (copies are acceptable for screening); 5) names and contacts for 3 references; and 6) samples/portfolio of creative and/or scholarly work. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications received by February 1, 2023 will receive full consideration.
Note: Three letters of recommendation (at least one of which should include an evaluation of teaching ability) may be requested later in the process.
All information may be submitted electronically to Dr. Ken McCoy, Search Committee Chair, (email@example.com)
While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to
Dr. Ken McCoy, Search Committee Chair
Department of Creative Arts
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32723
Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.
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