Assistant Professor in Time-Based Media/Tenure Track

POSTED BY: David Wilson | Fri Oct 23rd, 2015 11:29 a.m.
LOCATION: School of Art / University of Tennessee

Assistant Professor in Time-Based Media, tenure-track position starting August 1, 2016

The School of Art at the University of Tennessee seeks an artist for whom the time-based arts are central to their creative practice. Our ideal applicant has significant creative experience in video and one or more of the related fields of time arts, including but not limited to: animation, film/cinema, performance, physical computing, sound and/or transmedia storytelling. Applicants should be conversant in current issues of theory and aesthetics.
Required qualifications: MFA or other terminal degree; two years of post-graduate, college-level teaching experience; a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and an established record of exhibitions, festivals, screenings, performances, publications and/or related creative research with clear potential for achievement on a national and/or international level.
Desired qualifications: Evidence of an ability to contribute in meaningful ways to an open and inclusive community and to support the diversity and intercultural goals of the School and the University.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach a 2/2 load in time-based media in the 4D arts concentration at the undergraduate level and the Transmedia Design concentration at the graduate level. Crossovers with other programs outside the School of Art, such as Cinema Studies, Theatre, Music and Computer Science are encouraged. Other responsibilities include active participation in departmental organization, student advising, service on graduate thesis committees and on committees that support the educational mission and initiatives of the School and University. Members of the studio faculty are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to professional growth through research and creative activity.
Review of applications will begin December 7, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Selected applicants whose submission is completed before January 4, 2016 will be eligible for an interview during the CAA conference. Conference attendance is encouraged, but not required. In lieu of an interview at CAA, a Skype interview is an option. Selected interviewees will be notified by January 15th. The School of Art contact person is Time-Based Media Committee Chair, Associate Professor Emily Bivens,
Application Instructions: To apply use:

Create a login and follow the instructions to complete your application. Include in your application materials: letter of application; CV; a creative practice statement; teaching philosophy; a link to an online portfolio of your work that is specifically curated for the search committee (the number of examples should be dependent on your practice and include descriptions); a link to an online portfolio of 10 to 20 examples of student work; the names and contact information of three references. Women and people of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity Self-Identification Form as they apply.

UT Knoxville is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system and a Carnegie doctoral research extensive university with over 21,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students from over 100 countries. Part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Art is a nationally ranked, NASAD-accredited program home to 350 undergraduate and 35 graduate majors. The School offers a three-year MFA degree in Studio Arts with concentrations in Transmedia Design, Ceramics, Painting/Drawing, Printmaking, and Sculpture. At the undergraduate level, we offer a BFA in Studio Art with concentrations in 2D, 3D, and 4D; a BFA in Graphic Design; and a BA in Art and a BA in Art History. Our undergraduate courses in video and cinema also serve the recently launched Cinema Studies major. The 24 full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty include internationally recognized artists, designers, filmmakers, and historians. To learn more about the School of Art visit:

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.


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