Professor of Art - Digital Media

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University of Puget Sound

Professor of Art - Digital Media
Job ID: 6146
Location: Art & Art History
Full/Part Time:  
Regular/Tempoary: Regular

Faculty Posting Details
Appointment: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Art, with a focus in Digital Media to begin Fall 2022.

The Art and Art History Department at the University of Puget Sound, an independent liberal arts university in the Pacific Northwest, seeks a tenure-line Assistant Professor of Digital Media who is a practicing artist.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach video and/or other time-based and related media such as animation, web-based work, sound, and/or virtual reality. In addition to teaching time-based digital coursework, the candidate will teach a Foundations of Digital Media course, which will include photography and imaging through the Adobe suite and other tools. The candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate majors and non-majors, have a willingness to teach foundations courses regularly, and the senior studio seminar on a rotating basis; standard teaching load is six courses per year. Candidates are encouraged to articulate how they bring an ethos of valuing diversity to their work as educators.

Additionally, candidates must contribute to the university's core curriculum and demonstrate the potential for leadership roles. Other responsibilities include academic advising, departmental and university service, and professional growth.

About Puget Sound's Art and Art History Department:

The Art and Art History Department at The University of Puget Sound offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Studio Art and Art History in a liberal arts context. Students develop understandings of the interplay amongst political, cultural, and social forces that inform the intentional use of artistic methods. Students benefit from the depth and breadth of our program which embodies an ethos that promotes collaboration as it encourages students to delve into a particular area of concentration. The University of Puget Sound prides itself as a vital community of learning, maintaining a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly engagement, and fruitful student-faculty interaction. See this Mission and Core Values statement to better understand the university's ethos.

Qualifications:

Master of Fine Arts degree required. 2 years of teaching experience preferred.

The candidate must be a practicing artist with a strong background in Digital Media. We envision an artist who has a deep conceptual understanding of contemporary artistic inquiry and who is able to push the boundaries of their/her/his discipline in meaningful and inspiring ways. Skills include facility and experience with Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and related software, photography/use of camera, and the ability to teach visual processes and concepts through digital media.

Application Deadline: November 28, 2021.

Required Documents:
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Artist statement
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required by the successful candidate)
  • Diversity Statement (see prompt below)
  • Contact Information for 3 References: you will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will automatically email these reference providers to request a letter on the next business day.
  • URL to 20 samples of personal artwork with accompanying artwork list. Artwork samples may include time-based samples and images or stills. Time based samples should be 1-5 minutes each.
  • URL to 20 samples of student artwork with accompanying artwork list. Student work samples may include time based samples and images or stills. Time based samples should be 1-5 minutes each.

Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.

University of Puget Sound has a strong commitment to diversity as an essential foundation for a broad and stimulating liberal arts education.

Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.

Applicant's Diversity Statement:

As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the applicant's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at https://pugetsound.edu/about-puget-sound-0/mission-core-values/institutional-equity-diversity prior to writing this statement. Please use the following prompt:
  • Please describe how you integrate a diverse range of artistic practices and perspectives into your curricula.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), Greater Washington State https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-washington/

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: https://pugetsound.edu/human-resources/benefits

About Puget Sound:

The mission of the University of Puget Sound is to develop in its students the capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. Puget Sound is a 2,600-student, residential, national undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing students from virtually every state and several countries. 65% of students live on the 97 acre campus and the remainder typically live within a mile in the surrounding neighborhood. A low student-faculty ratio provides students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching. The university offers 1,200 courses in more than 50 areas of study, numerous experiential learning opportunities, 23 D-III varsity sports, and extensive co-curricular and leadership opportunities. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. In 2012, Puget Sound was named as one of 40 schools in Colleges that Change Lives.

Puget Sound has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy. More information on faculty resources can be found here: https://pugetsound.edu/resources-faculty

University Diversity Statement
  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of all required background checks. All new hires will be required to submit proof of current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) or receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the university.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.


How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: www.pugetsound.edu/employment

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA



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The University of Puget Sound is an independent residential undergraduate liberal arts college with selected graduate programs building effectively on a liberal arts foundation. The University, as a community of learning, maintains a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly engagement, and fruitful student-faculty interaction.

The mission of the University is to develop in its students capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. A Puget Sound education, both academic and co-curricular, encourages a rich knowledge of self and others, an appreciation of commonality and difference, the full, open, and civil discussion of ideas, thoughtful moral discourse, and the integration of learning, preparing the University's graduates to meet the highest tests of democratic citizenship. Such an education seeks to liberate each person's fullest intellectual and human potential to assist in the unfolding of creative and useful lives.

The University of Puget Sound campus offers a unique blend of ingredients for immersing yourself in learning: the unparalleled scenery of the Pacific Northwest, traditional Tudor-Gothic architecture, leafy enclaves for quiet study, and common areas infused with an indisputable energy. The campus is just minutes away from downtown Tacoma, with its revitalized waterfront, thriving arts and culture scene, and an eclectic mix of retail shops and restaurants.

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