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Assistant Professor of Art - Digital Media

Lewis & Clark College
Portland, Oregon
Posted Date
Aug 7, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Lewis & Clark College Department of Art and Art History invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art in Digital Media to begin in the fall of 2024. We seek an artist whose practice and teaching demonstrate a technical and critical understanding of contemporary issues in digital media and culture. The ideal candidate will be an artist and educator who thinks broadly about how digital media converses with other artistic mediums, and will be versed in the theory and understanding of the cultural effects of new media and digital technologies in contemporary art practice within a liberal arts context. Areas of expertise may include creative coding, experimental sound, 2D imaging, 3D fabrication, multimedia installation, and other intersections between studio art, media, and technology. An applicant’s exhibition record should demonstrate professional engagement and accomplishments relevant to the candidate’s practice. An MFA, Ph.D., or Master’s in a digital media-related field is required, and two or more years of teaching are preferred. The usual teaching load is five courses per academic year, including introductory and upper-level courses of the instructor’s design, rotation into a studio seminar in art theory, senior critique and project, special topics classes, and rotation into the college’s general education program. Working with studio art technicians, the position also includes administrative oversight of the digital media area. The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.


A complete application may be uploaded to Interfolio (link below) following directions on the site and include (1) a cover letter of application which includes statements of the candidate’s interest in this position, evidence of potential for strong teaching, and a description of how they would contribute to campus diversity and a culture of inclusion;  (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching philosophy; (4) artist’s statement; (5) names and contact information for three references; (6) twenty examples of recent creative work, and if available, twenty examples of student work. Click “Apply” to create your free account below.


Located in Portland, Oregon, Lewis & Clark College is a small liberal arts college with 2100 undergraduates. We invite applicants to join a supportive, creative, and collaborative community of scholar-teachers as we prepare students for meaningful careers, civic engagement, and lifelong discovery. Together we seek a just and sustainable society, both locally and globally.  We are searching for six tenure-track positions this year in departments across our campus.  We seek candidates who wish to become excellent teachers and scholars at an undergraduate institution and whose varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds can contribute to a diverse and inclusive community of critical thinkers. Our faculty teach, advise, and mentor students with varied backgrounds from across the US and around the globe. The college provides a paid pre-tenure junior sabbatical, mentoring, and professional development support.


Lewis & Clark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators ( Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalists.


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