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Assistant Professor of Art Practice (full-time, tenure-track)

Saint Mary's College of California
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 23, 2023

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

Assistant Professor of Art Practice (full-time, tenure-track)

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Sep 19, 2023
Deadline: Dec 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description: 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 theory;

  • Candidates able to teach the history of digital art and/or animation.

Faculty Responsibilities:

  • 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 students.

  • 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 service-oriented activities.

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 Transformation 2028 strategic priorities and as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, and interdisciplinary programming.

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.

Institutional Description/Background:

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 here.

  • 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.

  • Experience successfully teaching a range of digital art media through project-based learning.

  • Ability to write and teach new courses.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates who have experience and willingness to teach non-digital media courses;

  • 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 Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website.

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