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Assistant Professor, Digital Arts

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 3, 2023
Assistant Professor, Digital Arts

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Assistant Professor, Digital Arts at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts of Wayne State University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Digital Arts in the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History. The job begins no later than August 17, 2023; salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will teach courses in Digital Art and may teach in other areas of the department that connect to the candidate’s research expertise. Areas of interest may include, but are not limited to, one of the following: UX/UI design, game design, digital drawing, digital fabrication, digital imaging, animation, or print media. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, work on an individual basis with graduate students, conduct a program of creative and/or scholarly work, contribute to curriculum development and other aspects of the intellectual life of the department, and provide appropriate professional service. A typical teaching load is five courses per year.

The Department of Art and Art History is one of four departments in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts; the other constituent units are the departments of Communication, Music, and Theater and Dance. The College’s faculty offer degrees ranging from the BA and various undergraduate professional degrees through MA, MMus, and MFA degrees to a PhD program in Communication. Wayne State University is a research extensive, urban institution enrolling more than 27,000 students in 400 undergraduate and graduate programs offered through the university’s 13 schools and colleges. The campus is located in Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center, and recent construction on the campus includes three new undergraduate dormitories, the University Bookstore and Welcome Center, and the Danto Engineering Development Center.

Wayne State’s neighbors in the Midtown Cultural Center include the Detroit Public Library, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Science Center, Charles Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Historical Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art–Detroit (MOCAD), Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Michigan Opera Theatre. The nearby New Center and Downtown areas are also home to active theatres, galleries, professional sports stadiums and entertainment venues ranging from Hard Rock Café to Detroit Artist Market and the Fox and Fisher theatres.

Applications must include the following:
Completed online application
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Application materials compiled as a single bookmarked PDF. Please upload these as one document in Other.
Teaching Philosophy
Diversity Statement
20 examples of work as a pdf or links to time-based work
Work list
20 examples of student work as a pdf or links to time-based work
Student work list
Names and contact information for three references

If you experience any issues uploading large files, please email them to:

Unique duties:


We are seeking an exceptional artist/teacher with a strong research practice in digital art. At minimum, we require an MFA or Ph.D. in art, design or closely related field and evidence of creative work consistent with the expectations for a tenure track position at a research university. A minimum of two years teaching at the college level, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and willingness to mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse populations is also required.

Preferred qualifications:

Experience teaching various aspects of digital art is preferred as is experience working across disciplinary boundaries.


H04 - Fine & Performing Arts

Primary department:

H0402 - Art and Art History

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Job category: Academic/Faculty
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Hourly rate:
  • Salary minimum:
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Working conditions:

Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Reposted position: No
  • Reposted reason: None (New Requisition)
  • Prior posting/requisition number:
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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