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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Multimedia Arts

Employer
Loyola Marymount University - Art and Art History Department
Location
Los Angeles, California (US)
Salary
$70,000
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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

The Department of Art and Art History at Loyola Marymount University is pleased to invite applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Multimedia Arts. The successful candidate will have an innovative professional practice that critically engages with new media and emerging technologies. They will have familiarity with the histories and current practice of the broader field of multimedia arts/new media art informed by diverse perspectives, as well as inclusive social and ethical approaches that consider the impacts of emerging technologies on the individual, culture and society.

Areas of teaching would span several of the following: 3D immersive environments, VR/XR, gaming (Unreal/Unity), real-time and generative imaging, data-driven art, interactivity, and 3D digital fabrication practice. These areas of technical expertise should be informed by and grounded in contemporary studio arts practices.

The Department of Art and Art History is committed to building an intellectually vibrant, rigorous, inclusive, and academically diverse community of exceptional faculty that charts new territories and fosters experimentation, collaboration, and innovation across fields and disciplines. The Department places a high priority on diversity, social justice, and inclusive pedagogy in fostering academic excellence. Ideal candidates should show potential for exceptional creative research/scholarship and excellence in teaching, have an active exhibition record in their field, as well as a dedication to making a difference in the world through their work, pedagogy and University service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach studio art classes and be an effective and engaging educator, to show a strong commitment to the development of multimedia arts curricula, to advise and mentor undergraduates in pursuit of their academic and professional goals, engage in activities to promote inclusive excellence, and to collaborate with colleagues to create a dynamic learning environment for increasing student success. The candidate will engage with the digital media foundations within the curriculum of the Studio Arts program as well as expand upon its vision with new curricular offerings connected to the candidate’s research in line with the University’s mission. The typical teaching assignment is four to five courses per year at the undergraduate level. This is based on a 2-2-2-3 rotating course load. Additionally, service to the School, College, University, and profession is expected.

Application Process:
All interested applicants MUST apply online. Applicants should submit a complete dossier:

 

(1) a letter of application including a link to a website portfolio of creative/scholarly work,

(2) a curriculum vitae,

(3) graduate school transcripts showing a terminal degree (MFA/PhD),

(4) a statement of teaching philosophy

(5) a statement related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and

(6) 3 letters of recommendation. All reference letters should be addressed and submitted by the writers themselves to:

Attn: Multimedia Arts, Search Committee Chair

Department of Art and Art History, College of Communication and Fine Arts

One LMU Drive Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8346

 

Important - Please note that Workday (the application platform) has a size limitation (5 MB). Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair at multimedia_search@lmu.edu 

 

Review of applications will begin in March 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

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