Assistant Professor of New Media (Creative Digital Fabrication)Rank:
Assistant ProfessorTenure Status:
Tenure TrackPosition Summary:
The Department of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville, the UNC system’s designated public liberal arts institution, seeks qualified applicants with expertise in New Media (Creative Digital Fabrication) for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position that will begin in the Fall semester of 2022. The person selected for this position must have a terminal degree in New Media or related discipline prior to July 1, 2022, and will be expected to teach 12 contact hours per semester (three classes); establish their scholarly activities involving undergraduates; and engage in service to the institution, the community, and the profession. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and experience at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to teach creative digital fabrication (3D printing); foundational courses in New Media, including digital design principles as well as introduction to motion media (traditional, stop motion, and computer animation) to New Media majors and non-majors; and also teach senior level studio classes. Experience in teaching motion capture and digital fabrication involving glass, ceramics, jewelry, and textiles would be a plus. The person selected for this position will also help manage the New Media Gallery space.Qualifications:
In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, research, and mentorship, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premier liberal arts education. Faculty members also teach across the University’s Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program – our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum – in courses that include, but are not limited to: introductory (first-year) colloquia; diversity intensive courses that satisfy the Scientific Perspectives, Social Science courses, and Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses.
UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for over 30 years, and over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience. The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research being one of the highest forms of teaching, and the institution values success in this facet of a faculty member’s work. Therefore, the successful candidate for this position must be able to articulate a clear vision for a sustainable, highly productive, and preferably externally funded scholarly practice which includes undergraduates. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Faculty members across campus are encouraged to lead the institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity. Therefore, candidates interested and experienced in teaching new media to and developing outreach activity for diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. Complete applications require a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy that includes interest in or potential for interdisciplinary teaching outside of the department; statement of planned scholarship and creative activities; statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; undergraduate and graduate transcripts. The diversity statement should describe: (a) the applicant’s experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship, and/or service; (b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and © the applicant’s understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal arts university. Each applicant should also request three letters of reference to be sent separately which address the candidate’s written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop successful, externally funded scholarly activities. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquires may be directed to Christopher Oakley, [email protected], Chair and Associate Professor of New Media.
UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants, or employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, or ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
Months per Year:
- Terminal degree in creative digital fabrication or digital art, including software expertise (Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Maya, AutoCAD, Fusion 360).
- Working knowledge of motion capture, Z-Brush, Omax, digital fabrication of diverse media. Glass, ceramics, jewelry, and/or textile experience is a plus.
- The ability to teach the following content: digital design principles, digital fabrication, introduction to motion media, traditional and computer animation, and motion capture. Special consideration will be given to applicants that have the ability to incorporate diversity topics into their courses.
New MediaSpecial Instructions Summary:
Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.Posting date:
Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. The applicant will enter information into the application system which will automatically request three letters of reference to be sent separately and confidentially that speaks to the candidate’s writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Please, do not submit reference letters directly to the search chair.
Review of applications will begin immediately.
Inquiries only may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Christopher Oakley, [email protected] Please do not submit any materials to this email address. All application materials, including letters submitted separately by references or portfolio services, must be uploaded via the application portal.
03/18/2022Open Until Filled: