Assistant Professor of Media Arts
University of Montana
Location: Missoula, MT
Published on: May 1 - 2018
The School of Media Arts (http://www.umt.edu/mediaarts/) at the University of Montana seeks candidates for a full-time (1.0 FTE), tenure-track faculty position within Digital Arts and Technologies (DAT) beginning in August of 2018. This candidate will be a vital member of a program that is focused on the artistic and creative application of digital technologies. Candidates should demonstrate scholarly and/or artistic engagement in emerging media practices from a broad perspective. Expertise may include any of the following: programming for interactive art, game design, web-based art, physical computing, media art, immersive media (AR/VR), visual design, and performance media. The successful candidate will demonstrate achievement in media arts practices and contribute to our evolving undergraduate program by providing leadership and a creative approach to pedagogy.
Specific teaching assignments will be determined from the candidates’ strengths. The successful applicant will contribute to the school's development of the BFA in Digital Arts and Technologies along with graduate curricula and online and blended learning environments. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach at the university-level and be open to and interested in working in both online and blended environments. The successful applicant will also contribute to research and creative work within their discipline and contribute service for the school, university, and community.
Requirements for the position include a Terminal Degree in a related area or other university degree with equivalent professional experience. We welcome applicants from areas such Media Arts, Art, Computer Science, Engineering, or Theater.
Additional requirements include:
- A substantive record of scholarly and/or creative achievement
- A strong commitment to teaching and an ability to develop student-centered learning experiences.
- Demonstrated expertise in creative programming with tools such as Processing, P5.js, Open Frameworks, Isadora, or Max.
- Demonstrated expertise in an interactive game creation engine, such as Unity, or Unreal Engine.
- Ability to design and build effective online learning environments
- Expertise in the historical development of digital arts and technologies
- Ability to adapt to/anticipate changes in relevant technologies; both hardware and software
- Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff in a creative environment
About UM and the School
The University of Montana is one of the nation’s outstanding public universities committed to liberal arts education, research, and strong professional programs. It is located in Missoula, a culturally rich Rocky Mountain community of 80,000, often singled out in national publications for its quality of life.
The School of Media Arts is currently one of four schools within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, along with the Schools of Art, Music, and Theater & Dance. B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. degrees are offered. The B.A. degree is fully online and the BFA degree offers advising tracks in Digital Filmmaking and Digital Arts & Technologies. The schools of Media Arts and Art, in collaboration with Computer Science, are building an innovative, forward-looking school of Digital Arts & Technologies that includes, digital art and tech, art, filmmaking, and sonic arts. This position will be pivotal in the development and collaboration of this new and exciting development.
To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
- University of Montana
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- Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
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How to apply
Application review will begin on May 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
- Letter of Interest addressing the above qualifications
- Curriculum Vitae including links to a portfolio website or individual links demonstrating examples of creative practice and/or scholarly research, as well as up to five samples of students’ work
- Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
- One page statement of teaching philosophy with attached teaching record
- An official transcript(s) for the highest degree held by the applicant