Contemporary Media Artist, Tenure Track

POSTED BY: Nita Sturiale | Fri Nov 25th, 2011 9:49 p.m.
LOCATION: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Studio for Interrelated Media Dept.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Studio For Interrelated Media (SIM) Department

Contemporary Media Artist, Tenure Track
Union: Faculty / Librarian

Job Description / Statement of Duties:
The Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) Department is seeking a highly motivated Contemporary Media Artist for a full-time, tenure track position beginning Fall, 2012. SIM is a multimedia program with a strong emphasis on critique, conceptual foundations, student volition, and individualized advising. Students work in all media, with a concentration on interdisciplinary practice and innovative technologies. Please visit for more information about the department.

This position is part of a highly collaborative, innovative and flexible team of faculty that shares long-term department and facilities planning, student advising and interdisciplinary curricular design. The position includes teaching responsibilities in a team-taught Major Studio class comprised of weekly student-run presentations and productions where students select, schedule and technically support their colleagues' presentations in all media.

This position includes teaching elective courses already in circulation as well as other courses to be proposed based on the candidate's expertise. Additional duties include individualized advising, review boards, and long-term interdisciplinary curricular design and planning.

This position is accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions for which they are responsible and which fall within the scope of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Plan. Position includes administrative and departmental responsibilities.

Established in 1873, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) was the first and remains the only freestanding public college of art and design in the US. The college is nationally known for offering broad access to a quality professional arts education, accompanied by a strong general education in the liberal arts. A major cultural force in Boston, MassArt offers public programs of innovative exhibitions, lectures and events.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011. Position will remain open until filled. Applicants are required to submit cover letter, CV, URLs if available, and statement of teaching philosophy to :


Required Minimum Qualifications: A candidate should have at least 3 years of teaching experience in interdisciplinary artistic practice, not including teaching assistant positions. The candidate should possess a demonstrated commitment towards shared leadership, collegiality, interactive teaching, and advising a diverse student body. In addition, the candidate should have a strong portfolio and professional practice with a solid conceptual base. He/she should have multi-disciplinary knowledge (including some combination of the following - interactive media, light art, video, sound, live performance, installation, conceptual practice). Candidates should have a passionate interest in evolving a contemporary experimental/interdisciplinary arts program in a team-taught collaborative environment. MFA or equivalent degree is required.

Preferred Qualifications Expertise with web-based applications, computer programming, and live performance technologies is a plus.

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants are required to submit cover letter, CV, URLs, and statement of teaching philosophy.
Requisition Number: 0100186

Eligible Applicants: All (Internal and External)
Pay Basis: based on experience
Job Type: Full-time


Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Studio for Interrelated Media Dept.
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02421
United States of America