The University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts Digital Media and Design Program invites applications for a full-time nine-month, tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Digital Anthropology with a specific focus in contemporary digital media and visual culture with the ability to offer courses that connect digital media and media technologies to the study and practice of digital media communications, art and design within contemporary culture. Candidates should be able to contribute to the undergraduate curricula, and will teach introductory, intermediate, and upper-level courses in History of Digital Culture, including topic oriented courses. The capacity to teach a range of courses covering and including History of Digital Media, Ethnographies of Digital Media, Digital Environments and Technologies, Evolution of Digital Media, as they relate to commerce, culture, identity, social networks and contemporary visual culture is highly desirable.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must have at least a BFA, BS or BA, (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable). Candidate must also have: Demonstrated excellence in research, including scholarly publications and/or exhibition catalogues, Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with an MFA or Ph.D. degree; Research specialization in digital media, media history, media technologies and visual culture; with interest in interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies; Demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, curating and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience; Two years college teaching experience with strong interest in graduate teaching and mentoring.
This is a full-time, nine-month, tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Storrs campus is located in Connecticut between Boston and New York City.
Please provide a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy via Husky Hire. Three confidential letters of recommendation can be sent to: Michael Vertefeuille, Chair: History of Digital Culture Search Committee, Digital Media and Design Program, firstname.lastname@example.org . To insure full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than December 14, 2012. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.