Assistant Professor of Art Practice (full-time,
Sep 19, 2023
Dec 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The Art & Art History Department at Saint
Mary's College of California seeks a Tenure Track Assistant
Professor in Art Practice, with an emphasis on digital art and
animation, to begin the 2024-25 academic year. Candidates should be
able to teach lower and upper-division courses in photography,
photomontage, video, experimental digital filmmaking, sound,
animation, and digital drawing. Successful candidates may also be
asked to teach non-digital courses such as interdisciplinary art
and introductory studio or digital art history courses.
We are specifically seeking:
- Candidates who have demonstrable experience using digital media
and/or animation in their art practice and a national and
international exhibition record ;
Candidates who are able to teach digital drawing and animation,
digital art; experimental media, film, and photography;
Candidates whose studio teaching practice includes both history and
Candidates able to teach the history of digital art and/or
Teach courses at the undergraduate level within the discipline
program and other areas covered by the core curriculum.
Act as an advisor, giving mentorship and guidance to
Serve as a member of BA graduate committees, contributing to
candidates' academic and artistic development.
Assume the role of Department Chair (post-tenure) for the
department on a rotating basis, taking responsibility for program
coordination and development.
Engage in curriculum and program enhancement efforts to ensure that
program content remains relevant and up-to-date.
Actively participate in student outreach initiatives, involving
activities such as prospective student recruitment, student
involvement programs, and conducting portfolio reviews.
Assist in the recruitment, evaluation, and supervision of part-time
faculty, technical staff, and student assistants.
Engage in ongoing research, scholarly pursuits, and creative
endeavors, leading to presentations, and publications.
Foster connections and collaborations with professionals in the
field, serving as a program liaison.
Contribute to the School of Liberal Arts, the College, the Art
& Art History department, and the campus community through
Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly
agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant
achievement appropriate to their field. All faculty also contribute
to the mission in alignment with
strategic priorities and as it relates to
diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, and interdisciplinary
All faculty serve the College and community in many ways, such as
academic advising, student and community outreach, participation in
departmental and College-wide committees, and the development and
assessment of the College's Core Curriculum. Faculty are also
expected to teach in the College's Core Curriculum, January Term,
and Collegiate Seminar programs.
Saint Mary's College of California (Saint Mary's) is a
comprehensive university, grounded in the liberal arts, Catholic,
and Lasallian traditions in addition to being a vibrant and
inclusive Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) that engages the
intellect and the spirit with exceptional academics. Saint Mary's
was founded by the De La Salle Christian Brothers and remains a
living legacy of the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La
Salle, the founder of the Christian Brothers and patron saint of
teachers. We provide an education that changes lives and inspires
the desire to find one's calling in a world in need of
transformation. Saint Mary's invites students to passionately
embrace knowledge, the challenges of scholarship, and their own
capacity to make lasting change in the world. We are an institution
made up of committed faculty and staff who value shared inquiry,
integrative learning and student interaction with practices and
policies that reflect a commitment to inclusive excellence and a
community in which all are valued, respected, and supported.
The salary range for this position is reflected in the Faculty
Salary Scale, available
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
- M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Art, Photography, Film/Video, Film and Media
Production, Animation, Digital Media Production, Digital Design or
closely related discipline. 5 years of Undergraduate teaching
Experience successfully teaching a range of digital art media
through project-based learning.
Ability to write and teach new courses.
Candidates who have experience and willingness to teach non-digital
Candidates whose background, experience, and interests produce an
interdisciplinary approach to teaching;
Candidates who have a strong interest in and the ability to help
grow a burgeoning digital art program. Prior experience in program
support and development is highly preferred.
Many Saint Mary’s students are first-generation-to-college, and the
College has been designated a Minority and Hispanic-Serving
Institution. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to
broaden students’ academic experience and to enrich our campus
community. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess
an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse
with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality,
sexual orientation or identity, disability status, and protected
veteran status. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated
commitment to supporting and further building our community in
these dimensions. Our community believes that diversity, equity and
inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional
mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, curricular and
cocurricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions,
hiring and retention. For more information, please visit our
of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website.
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/132030